Well, those Houston Texas folks don’t really want us dog people in their hotels. The herding site is in Hempstead TX. The nearest hotel that will accept dogs is in Brenham — about 18 miles from the herding site. There used to be a Super 8 three miles from the herding venue, and it accepted dogs. It was sold this winter and the new manager told me “No Dogs, no exceptions.” So, we will be paying way too much to stay in a Rodeway Inn. The Herding Committee, and the overall event committee, made no arrangements other than to stay at the host hotel which is a 90 minute drive from the herding location. Let’s see . . . herding starts at 8:00 AM and you need to be there by 7:30, so you would have to leave the hotel by 5:00 AM to be on time for the trial. That’s cruel and unusual — don’t you think?
January 7, 2011