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So I may be moving out to New Mexico to go to school. I'd be staying with a family friend (whom I have known my entire life) that just lost his wife to breast cancer(it's been hard for all of us). He lives in a great neighborhood with lots of dogs(we saw another corgi on a walk there) in the foothills of the Sandia mountain range. I love New Mexico (we've gone there the past two summers) and would love to go to school there.

However, I'd have to take Bailey. It will be difficult enough already to be away from my family(my mom and I are very close) and I couldn't do it without Bailey. My parents would take care of her for me but I just can't leave her too. She also has a hard time being apart from me. I don't leave her often but when I do my mom tells me she is restless and can't sleep, she just watches for me.

It is all depending on whether or not my parent's friend will be okay with Bailey moving in (he's not much of a dog person). If not, I'll be finding a local school instead to finish up my last two years.

I'm worried that when I fly home for Halloween(a big deal at my house) Thanksgiving and Christmas I'll have to kennel her for a few days. If the new pet arlines flew out of Cincinnati/Indianapolis/Albuquerque I'd just fly her back with me. I also worry about the wildlife there (it is not uncommon for them to have big cats and bear in their neighborhood) but she would never be outside alone so it shouldn't be a problem.

As you can tell from my long post I'm nervous about the whole thing. Am I overreacting? Has anyone ever been in a similar situation?
 

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Actually last summer I was very close to moving to North Carolina. I would have brought Holly with me, so I freaked out. She was my main concern with moving. The snow scared me, mostly because I'm from Florida and have seen snow once. Holly freaks out if she thinks it's too cold and will not step on the ground. I was worried she'd have trouble adjusting to the winters.
Another thing I was worried about was finding a good vet. We're super close with out vet here, so I decided she'd continue going to our normal vet for yearly check-ups, but I researched the vets and found one that seemed okay, just in case there were any emergencies.

We didn't end up moving because of some complications, but I do think had we moved, Holly would have adjusted better than I would have.

I don't think you're overreacting. It's good that you're taking these things into consideration. I totally understand you being nervous about these things.
 

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If snow scares you then you never want to live where I do. North Carolina is nothing compaired to here.
 

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If snow scares you then you never want to live where I do. North Carolina is nothing compaired to here.
LOL!! Well, I do want to see snow, the only time I've ever seen it, I was very young, and it was hardly what I'm sure people consider real snow. I hate to be cold, so that's why snow "scares" me.
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one that works their life around their dogs
Yeah, people tend to think I'm crazy for it. It's funny how some people totally get it. My mom told my Aunt about maybe going away to school and my Aunt said "Well she can't be away from her dog!" So true!
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No advice, CorgiKarma, I just hope it all works out!
Thanks, me too!
I hate to be cold, so that's why snow "scares" me.
I can't stand to be cold, either. At all. I'd much rather be hot!
 
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