09-14-2012, 03:22 PM
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How sad. My two dogs are VERY attached to me--I am their pack leader. My 5yo Husky mix, "Rose" has EXTREME separation anxiety. When we took our DD back to Law school in January, she and my DH drove the truck with Rose, and I drove her car with my other dog, "Pyg." They said that Rose didn't see me get in the car and was panicking until we stopped at a rest area 3 hours later. Even then, she was very anxious until we were reunited.
It pains me bc I thought she was as attached to the rest of the family. My eldest DD tells me that if she's at the house and I am not, both dogs look daggers at her, and ask "Where did you put her?!?!?"
I am happy for my great relationship, with all of our routines and their "doggie jobs"--out for morning (other animal) feedings/evening feedings, into another bedroom to get a visiting daughter out of bed by "licking her face off", taking winter naps together on the bed, and sleeping on the floor of my bedroom for night-time "guard duty." They also play with the ponies, who very rarely make hoof-to-dog contact. I KNOW that my dogs have a great life, but it pains me to read that that dogs life appears to be over.