I'll be leaving in a couple of days for three nights away. (It's my FIL's funeral...not a holiday) Have booked my 'wee scabby dug' (affectionate nick-name for those of you who don't know us) into kennels...but I know he will feel totally abandoned. He was abused and abandoned by previous owner. In kennels he will have to sleep outside in a cage, and will probably whimper all night as not used to it. Friend has since said that if I leave him at home, she will pop round on Saturday after I leave in the morning, feed him and let him play with her dog for a while...... she can do the same on Sunday for an hour, pop in a couple of times on Monday (and can lock her dog and my dug in the pool area to play all day) and Tuesday...I'll be back Tuesday evening..... is it kinder to leave him here in his own environment, although he will be very lonely, and let him at least have the comfort of his own home, bed and toys....? And his playmate round to visit? Or safer to put him in kennels? I can't stand the thought of leaving him, but what would be best for the dug?