Wednesday, September 07, 2011

My life has been hijacked by a very cute guy I found on the side of the highway.

He's a little rough around the edges.

But he's a big love.
The whole family loves him, and nobody has claimed him yet (I did EVERYTHING in my power to report he's found, and checked for a microchip - he had no collar). We just happen to have an "opening" for a dog, although we hadn't planned on getting another for a while. The only hitch is that this guy has a severe separation anxiety problem. I don't know how anyone could possibly have abandoned him, because he's like velcro! He's always right beside me. It's very flattering, but it becomes a problem when I want to leave the house or go into the grocery store. Right now I can take him in the car (although it's not fun for him) so I can go places where I can have a dog attached to me, but I can't go shopping and it's difficult to do anything with the horses because he barks and cries when I tie him up nearby. I won't even go into what he did to my bathroom last night when I had to leave him for a while. I hope he settles down or we find a safe way to contain him while we're gone. I have a dog crate that may be big enough, but I don't think that's a good idea. What we need is a kennel... My fenced dog area doesn't hold him.

Suggestions? I've dealt with separation anxiety before but this is much worse than anything I've seen.


Margaret said...

I don't remember seeing a post about him before? Did this just happen? Poor baby.. or I think I should say lucky baby! I'm not sure what you should do... I'll be interested to see what people have to say...

Linda said...

What interesting timing! I've been following this on facebook, but I thought an owner would show up. It appears someone may have dropped him off. :( Maybe this separation anxiety will only be temporary until he feels secure again.