Thursday, August 31, 2006

Seperation anxiety

I leave for the weekend tomorrow. For the first time since I got my dog, Maddy, I have to put her in a kennel. She will be the guest of the kennel where I used to take my lab, Dez. Now, Dez loved the kennel. She would get super excited long before we pulled into the lot and she would bolt into the building before I could get out of the car. She loved it. Now, Maddy? That will be a different story.

When I told my vet I was having to put her in a kennel, he looked at me with an expression near disgust. He suggested I try and find someone to come into my home for the weekend instead due to Maddy's "obvious issues of seperation anxiety". Well, now that I am putting her in the kennel anyways, it is me who is having the anxiety. I am feeling super guilty for leaving. I am trying to figure out how I can do this.

At this point, I have packed all her favourite toys into her carrying case and I will hope she doesn't hate me when I get back.

I have a feeling I will cry for at least an hour after I drop her off. I'm so pathetic.


  1. Hiya. I hate to see dogs left alone :( Mady will be sitting there in the kennel all alone bored out of her mind.. imagine you in a kennel for hours and hours with no computer to do blogging, no TV ... just some food and toys. But i'm sure she'll be fine though.. b4 i gave my puppy (yorkie) away, I would leave him in a kennel and feel very sorry for him. But when I returned back, he was flabbergasted to see me and it was all back to normal. You'll get over it, I know how ya feel ... TAKE CARE (P.S. You inspired me to blog my interesting life too, Check it out (don't know if it is up yet, but wait a while and my post will show) Anyhoodles (love that word ) BYE

  2. That dog is going to be insane when you get back. You're not going to be able to use the washroom after this without her thinking she's going to be left alone forever.

    Wow, i'm helping the situation.

  3. I'm a little worried Maddy's going to kill all the other dogs at the kennel. She does not handle other dogs well. Or at all. I mean, she tries to eat her own babies.
    I can't see this going well.
    Of course, that doesn't stop me from going out of town too

  4. A. is a completely responsible person, and he'd have me to check up on him on a regular basis. I'm not going anywhere for the weekend, it would have been easy! I'm going to give you the "disgusted with you" mum look when you get back.

  5. I can't always rely on you and yours to bail me out. Esp for a whole weekend. That's just silly. Don't look at me like that.


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