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Old 01-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I think i have separation anxiety!!

I know ive only had Ricki for 4 days, but........

I hate leaving him!!! Lol.

At the moment i am leaving him for an extra hour a day so he is ok for when i go back to work next week.

I spend the entire time paniking that he isnt ok. Is that odd?

So far, we have had any major dramas but the most i have left him for is 3 hours. Going for 4 tomorrow - i dont know how i will cope!

There's the odd thing on the floor that wasnt when i left - and he is always incredibly happy to see us - bum wagging so much he can hardly stand up!!

And considering i am expecting to return to complete devastation .

Anyway, i thought id post on here as you guys might understand. My other half just looks at me like ive gone mad.

I dont know what i am going to do with myself when i go for 6 hours on Friday!!!!

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I stayed with my girls while they were little. It will get easier, you've only had him for 4 days.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine will be 4 and 5 years old later this month and I still hate leaving them when I go to work.
The highlight of my day is getting back home.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's just like leaving a child when maternity leave is over. It's rough at first, but it gets easier with time, especially when you know he's safe and sound at home.

Are you crating? That would give you more peace of mind than worrying if your house will be destroyed each time you come home!

I hate leaving mine too - it's a lot more fun playing with the dogs and snuggling with them, than going to work -lol!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks all!

No, not crating. He's 3 1/2 and spent the last 5 weeks in a kennel. He reacted quite badly to being in the cage there so I didn't want to start it again.

He is confined to one area of the house though.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When I first got Rosco I worked a lot and it was horrible I missed him so much and I couldn't tell if I had been gone for a couple of hours or a couple of years it felt so long! :'(

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