We’re 3 steps closer to having Gavin’s greatest wish granted

I was able to make some progress in my quest to get ready for Gavin’s Wish granting trip to Florida at the end of the month. Aside from packing, making needed purchases and planning the physical drive, we have quite a few other things that need to be addressed before we leave.

One of those things has to do with the rental car.

I checked with my insurance agent and they told me not to take the extra insurance from the rental car agency. I have a rider on my policy that does the exact same thing and it’s significantly cheaper.

One of the biggest things we had to get figured out in order to actually leave was what we were going to do with Maggie.



We found a kennel that seems absolutely awesome. It’s going to cost about $300 for the entire time we’re gone. Maggie’s spot is reserved and we’re going to drop her off the day before we leave and pick her up the day after we get back.

Lizze was able to get Maggie into the vet for the shots she’s needs before she can be boarded. That will be done on the week we are supposed to leave. It’s only going to be be about $65 and that’s not too bad.

This kennel sounds amazing, has great reviews and comes highly recommended by our vet.

We still have a ton of things to get ready but not being able to board Maggie would have been a major problem.

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We are three steps closer to being ready to leave in a few weeks. ☺



  • kimmy gebhardt says:

    A couple of things came to mind when I read what you and Lizze have been doing to prepare. Good call on checking with your insurance agent. So many people get the super expensive insurance because they’re afraid not to. You might want to double check and make sure Lizze is allowed to drive the rental as well. I know the plan is for you to drive, but it’s never a bad idea to be covered for to drive if something happens and she has to. Also, examine the car and take pictures of it, inside and out. Note any scratches or stains- do this before you even get in the car. I’m not sure if you are paying for the car or if the wish organization is, but I always like to get the option where you don’t have to fill the tank up before drop off. It’s a little more expensive, but it means you’re not looking around for a gas station at the last minute.

    As for Maggie, if the kennel offers play time for an extra cost, get it. Poor Maggie is going to be confused and being able to have some extra attention might help her not miss you all so much. I hope it all goes well for her.

    • Rob Gorski says:

      Maggie gets playtime 3 times a day. I know she’s going to be confused and that makes me sad. I’m totally taking pictures and video of the car both before and after. 🙂

  • kimmy gebhardt says:

    A couple of things came to mind when I read what you and Lizze have been doing to prepare. Good call on checking with your insurance agent. So many people get the super expensive insurance because they’re afraid not to. You might want to double check and make sure Lizze is allowed to drive the rental as well. I know the plan is for you to drive, but it’s never a bad idea to be covered for to drive if something happens and she has to. Also, examine the car and take pictures of it, inside and out. Note any scratches or stains- do this before you even get in the car. I’m not sure if you are paying for the car or if the wish organization is, but I always like to get the option where you don’t have to fill the tank up before drop off. It’s a little more expensive, but it means you’re not looking around for a gas station at the last minute.

    As for Maggie, if the kennel offers play time for an extra cost, get it. Poor Maggie is going to be confused and being able to have some extra attention might help her not miss you all so much. I hope it all goes well for her.

    • Rob Gorski says:

      Maggie gets playtime 3 times a day. I know she’s going to be confused and that makes me sad. I’m totally taking pictures and video of the car both before and after. 🙂