Our pets have our hearts. Sometimes, OK most of the time, we treat them better than we treat the people around us. Are we bad people? Not really; we’re just insightful enough to know that pets can never break our hearts.
Because of this deep love and the bond we have with them, it can be hard to travel when we have a pet. There’s the whole issue of leaving them with the right person. I mean, seriously, who but we can love and care so well for our pets?
So ideally, we would bring our pets on holiday with us. Hey, if we’re taking a vacation, why shouldn’t our pets take one too? For my cat, that would involve sleeping the whole 24 hours of the day rather than the usual 20 hours.
If that’s the case, then finding a pet-friendly hotel is something we have to do. Thankfully, there are several hotels around the world that allow pets in their premises. But do they allow every pet out there?
This is what one Canadian woman tried to find out. Lindsey Partridge was staying at a Super 8 motel in Kentucky. It was here that Partridge noticed that one of the guests staying here had her furry friend with her.
When she saw this, Partridge thought that she too could bring her pet to the motel. Clearly, this woman was missing her pet and needed some of that furry love. And so, Partridge asked the receptionist if they allowed guests to bring larger animals.
The horse’s name is Blizz. He is a “grey thoroughbred mare” and he was brought to the motel because this horse was set to compete in a competition in Kentucky. As you can see, this pet really did need a vacation.
Partridge was ecstatic to bring her horse with her to the motel. “As a horse trainer, she’d never thought that she’d able to travel, sleep, and share cookies in the same room with her horse.” She could have booked a larger room, however.
In fact, despite how welcoming the staff was, Partridge realized that she couldn’t do this every time. Space was one problem. However, there was a bigger (and smellier) problem Partridge had to deal with.
“I think maybe I would have to get a horsey diaper or something like that,” Partridge admitted to the reporters when she was interviewed. “Also, horses only sleep three to four hours a night so she might be trying to keep me up all night watching TV.” Some roommates just can’t take a hint when we want to go to sleep.
Even if she did want to try it one more time, the motel wouldn’t be able to allow this to happen again. In a statement, Super 8 said, “We are pet-friendly, and it is [for animals] 25 pounds and under. We had no knowledge of [the horse] being in the room.”