Separation Anxiety

 Hello friends!  Today I want to talk to all the mommies and daddies out there about separation anxiety.  You see, many of our mommies and daddies have been at home with us during this lockdown period.  Some of yous have been working from home and others have been out of work.

The whole work situation may have been difficult for you, but it has been fabulous for us being able to spend more time with you.  We kind of got used to having you around, and for us this is a new normal.

I have been hearing rumors on the news that things are starting to re-open again and that yous will be going back to your offices and other places of work again.  I want to ask you to remember us, your furbabies that love you.

You see we get used to doing things a certain way.  I think you call it a routine.  When our routines change and we get left behind we may get separation anxiety.  When this happens our little hearts get the boomies, we have trouble breathing and we get really afraid.  It is very unpleasant.

We try and tell you we are having problems by crying when you leave.  While you are gone we may get nervous and accidentally pee or poop in the house.  Sometimes we even get so scared and depressed and frustrated that we destroy things. You may think that this only happens to us doggies, but our cat friends experience the same feelings. 

You can help us through this difficult transition.  Some things you can do to help us are to return to our old routines gradually in the days and weeks before you go back to work.  You know, start getting up at the normal times and do the normal things we used to do before this pandemic thing, like leaving the house for a little while.  You can walk or drive to the park or even hide in the garage or backyard for a little while.  Another thing you can do is give us a treat before you leave to remind us that your leaving is a good thing and that you love us and are coming back.

You can click here to visit the ASPCA, they have some good advise about separation anxiety as does the Human Society, which you can visit their site by clicking here.

Thank you so much my friends for letting my get this off my chest.  I hope you has a barkolicous day!

Author: Cindee

Just a brown eyed girl trekking through life with my friends!

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