|Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 12:11pm PST |
|Ha! Teddy and Sophie do sound like twins. I joke that he would crawl into my skin if I let him. This is a dog who pretty much has to be touching me at all times. I've experienced the same thing when leaving him, for even a second. I remember when I moved cross-country, my father helped us, and although Teddy loves him, he would shut down if I left for even a second to go to the rest stop bathroom. I tried handing over my leash to my dad and he figured he would walk him a little and let him potty. No dice. Teddy planted his butt, stared intently at the rest stop entrance, and panted profusely until I came back. Also, Dylan probbably remembers, but when we visited them on this same road-trip, I tried to leave Teddy in their yard with their other dog while we ate lunch maybe 10 feet away. Literally, Teddy could see us and almost touch us, but he was hysterical. He started to try to open the gate to get to me. The thought of being more than a few feet away was just horrific to him. That being said, he doesn't really show any signs of SA when I leave him at home. But man, the greetings I get when I get back....to love Teddy is to risk getting head-butted
Teddy does really well with our dogsitter, but he's been going there for about 3 years now and is comfortable with her. He looooves the sitter and has met very many canine (and even a few feline) friends there. He is apparently always the "ringleader" of the fun and the center of all the action, which doesn't surprise me. It's been a godsend with my lifestyle that Teddy is so adaptable, and I think that would generally be true of most pitties. They are happy to be alive, near people, and being loved on, so they can pretty much go anywhere. I know people who have had a very difficult time relocating/moving with their dogs, but Teddy took it all much easier than I did. He was ok as long as I was there.
Ophelia, does Sophie whine for attention? Teddy rarely if ever barks, but when he wants me to love on him more than I currently am, he will sit his head in my lap, stare up at me, and whine like a banchee!!!
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