I have the dogs sorted. I spent the afternoon with a delightful beardie person, who has a beautiful property a little bit in the country and boards beardies and will take mine for as long as I need her to. She had heart surgery a couple of weeks ago but seems to be doing great and her husband is lovely, and she liked my dogs and so everything has worked out well. Of course, this is more expense, but worth it I think for my dogs (and me) not being stressed out or disrupted too much. I think it increases the chances of my work getting done expediently if neither I nor my dogs are at home for the duration, so hopefully I be able to go and park myself and Tabitha in my friend's holiday apartment, and there we are (that will be more expense, too, but ... well, what can I say).
Tomorrow I have a kitchen guy coming to talk kitchen-design, so that should be fun.