A couple off days ago, I went to Chicago to participate in Devry University's commencement together with the other graduate and undergrad student. My parents were there as well. Leaving the dogs with a "stranger" for a couple of days is always tough. It can be stressful to find a sitter you trust and therefore it's always better to ask around people you know if they have any recommendations. I've read so many horror stories where dogs run away to never be found, what a nightmare... I got a dog-sitter recommended and she came to my house and stayed here with the dogs. If you guys ever travel and have to leave your dog(s), consider bringing the sitter to your home and the dog(s) will feel so much more comfortable. The dog-sitter was truly amazing and I'll make sure to ask her another time when I need to travel.
It was a big milestone in my life to complete my MBA, something I never thought I'd do. I'm proud of myself and it was the best day of my life!