So, my neighbors are going on vacation for two weeks and want me to doggie sit there 1 year old purebred Yellow Labrador. Okay, I've never taken care of anyone else's dog. They left about half an hour ago. Now, he is tied up in their backyard. Do you think they would mind if I brought him over to my house? I feel so sorry for him. He's tied outside all day long and only goes inside at night, in a crate! I have a kennel in my backyard and my whole back yard is completely fenced. I also have an extra large crate on hand. The neighbors know me well and I take him (Charlie) for walks all the time, since they have "no time to walk him." Also, they left me with a bag of Pedigree Large Breed Adult and 3 cans of Pedigree Chunky Beef. GROSS, I know! So, would it be okay if I mixed in some Innova and raw meat? I can't stand to feed him just Pedigree, I will gag. Of course, I will still feed him the Pedigree, because he is used to it. I just feel so sorry for this guy. Ever since the neighbors had a second child, Charlie has been kicked outside. I know they do love and care for him. They bring to the vet once a year, buy him canned food because it's his "favorite" and walk him once a month, give him toys outside, fresh water/food, but he needs more than that. They said I didn't need to walk him or anything, just give him a handful of kibble and some canned food every morning and evening and give him fresh water. But COME ON! I can't just leave him outside for TWO WEEKS tied to a dog house. That's just cruel. I would feel so bad lying in bed, with him outside next door, alone. Anyway, my last question is, how much exercise does a Lab need? lol I've never owned one before. I give my Doberman pup and Min Pin an hour of exercise in the open fields by my house every day. Is that enough for a young Lab? Thanks! And don't worry, this guy is good hands for the next two weeks.
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5/5/06 at 6:06pm