Hey guys! So I thought I would pose this question to the masses to see what the consensus is on how Quinn and I should handle winter break this December/January. I have over a month off from school, and obviously will be flying home to see my parents for a portion of the break.
My issue is how to set Quinn up for when I'm gone OR to possibly take her with me in the cabin of the plane I'll be flying home in (it's a nonstop 3hr flight). There isn't anyone here over the break (for obvious reasons, everyone goes home for Christmas), so my only other option is driving her to a friend's house about 3.5 hrs away and leaving her there for around 2-3 weeks. She's made that drive before with little hassle (and will be making it anyway since I'll be flying out of there anyhow), and has spent a week with my friend in the past. It wasn't too bad, the drive was actually the best part for her. My friend's apartment includes two dogs, so consequently Quinn is confined to a small NIC cage with a small xpen attached in the guest room. She can't be in the living room because the dogs freak out and try to get her (she's unfazed by them for the most part, but they are pretty crazy). Thus, she doesn't have a lot of social interaction and very little time to run around as my friend works all the time.
What do you guys think? Should I just leave her with my friend, or should I try and see if I can take her with me on the plane? She does well in the car and has never had trouble adjusting to new environments but obviously has never been on a plane before. I am concerned about flying with her and mostly being away from her for that long a period of time, but I don't know if one would be more stressful than the other. The one week I was gone she was pretty rebellious and destroyed a good portion of my friend's baseboards as well as forgot all her usually impeccable litterbox habits.
I have some time to figure it out, but I really wanted to get some input from people who might have perhaps had this issue before or have some good advice.
Please assist a poor graduate student and her baby girl, see she even helps me on my thesis: