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Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Mommy said she is sooo "LUCKY"!

Mommy thinks she is sooo "LUCKY"! Wanna know why? Read on: I was (and still am) having a behavioral problem which Mommy calls it "Separation Anxiety", where I can't be away from mommy at all. Once I can't see mommy, I will run all over the house, trying to look for her. If she is not within my sight, I will then start to whine softly. After a minute or so, when mommy still doesn't come looking for me, I will then howl with all my might! And another minute later, I will poo/pee on the floor wherever I was at that time. I can't really control myself coz I really panicked everytime I can't see my mommy.

Now, the "LUCKY" part is that, Jessie seemed to be having the same problem as well! She will follow mommy everywhere she goes and if mommy goes to the toilet, she will scream and scratch the door until mommy comes out! This morning, when mommy fed Jessie in the room, mommy came out to dry some clothes. Jessie, a real glutton, didn't even want to eat her kibbles! All she did was to screamed and scratched the door until Mommy is done with her work! Haha. Mommy was saying that of so many puppies available, she managed to get two with the same behavioral problem! Haha! Maybe Mommy is attracted to problematic kiddo like us. :p Anyway, Mommy did some research on Separation Anxiety and the reasons for this problem could be due to:-

  • A dog has never or rarely been left alone.
  • Following a long interval, such as a vacation, during which the owner and dog are constantly together.
  • After a traumatic event (from the dog's point of view) such as a period of time spent at a shelter or boarding kennel.
  • After a change in the family's routine or structure (a child leaving for college, a change in work schedule, a move to a new home, a new pet or person in the home).
Some said that being a very super-duper devoted dog will also have this anxiety when the owner is away. I am not sure whether is it true but I would like to think of myself as a super-duper devoted dog than being a jealous or traumatised dog. :)

Anyway, being older and having a routine life makes it easier for me to cope with this problem. Now, I can wait patiently outside the bathroom door when mommy is bathing without me peeing-pooing on the floor. Now, I can wait patiently for mommy to return from work without messing the whole room. I'm not perfect tho' as I still whine like a baby if Mommy were to go upstairs, leaving me (and Jessie) alone in the crate ... *blush*... but Mommy and Daddy love me the way I am, even with the howling and panic poo/pee... Cheers!!!

3 comments:

ROSSI said...

hi... can't help it but to leave a comment for you...

My Rossi is having the same problem as yours... anyway, he is getting better now.. sometimes, they just need some motherly love..

cheers...

benjiboy said...

Hi Rossi & Rossi's mommy! Benji is still like that but since he can now control his poo/pee, I let him run freely at home. He follows me everywhere I go but I would say he is much better now being older. Jessie is very much like Benji when he was younger... screaming when she can't see me...

Benji's mom...

Goofy said...

Oh no..Benji and Jessie, please stop bullying your pretty mommy..Later she'll be the one claiming having Anxiety!!! You two should act like me, throwing your toys and things all over when you think you can't find your mom, rather than shout your head off, k?? muahahaha!!!