Monday, July 13, 2009

Dogs and Separation Anxiety

My owners have finally figured out that I don't like to be left alone.  I have never liked it, but in the past few years, it affects me more than it did when I was younger.

  1. I can't eat anything while they are away

  2. I get sick and diarrhea for part of a day when they come home

If you think your dog is just an animal that doesn't have feelings, you are wrong, we get very attached to our families, and think of all of you as our "pack" and when someone is missing from the group, we feel it.  We love our owners, and want to be with them.

Last week was one of those times when everything just wasn't right, one of my owners got sick, so the whole "pack", except me, went with him to the hospital...police came, medics came, and so did an ambulance.  I could sense the nervousness and anxiety they were feeling, and it made me sick, too.   Usually they leave some peaceful music on for me, but they forgot.

Things have quieted down now, everyone is home, and so far everyone seems well.  I'm happy and playing again, but do want you to know that you have to remember us, too, if you can...when things are going rough...we feel it too.

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