I have become that which I laughed at. I have been taking our dogs to Doggie Day Care for the last few days. (I know, I know. How much more anxious yuppie dogparent can I get?)
It’s a pretty good setup, if a tad pricy. The dogs have other dogs their own size to play with—rare when that size is under 15 pounds. They have an attentive watcher, and a nice back yard to play around in (and get dusty in). They even have individual beds to nap in.
They come home totally wiped out at the end of the day, which is probably the best part. It’s like the Jetta commercial where the guy takes his brother’s kids out and runs them up and down hills and on treadmills to wear them out. Peace and quiet = priceless.