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).
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!!!