|Barked: Thu Feb 6, '14 9:54pm PST |
|Charlie isn't happy.
And I don't blame him. We are kind of in a 'transition' home right now because, well, long story short, the renovations being done on our new home aren't complete because the cabinets they ordered for the kitchen are on backorder and therefore, we get to wait. Hopefully we'll be in on the first of March.
Anyway.. That means me, the baby, the two dogs, the snake and the rabbit are all crashed at my mom's farm, while my husband stays in the city for work, and our stuff sits in storage.
That's fine, I don't have an issue with that stuff.
But Charlie is so unhappy here that it breaks my heart. He hates it here. He and my mom's Rottweiler, Grizz do not get along so they have to be on a 'crate and rotate' situation. To top it off, she has cats. He used to love cats, play with them and everything until he was attacked by one at four years old(one he was raised with), and then had panic attacks when a cat would be near him. He no longer panics(trying desperately to escape, whining, shaking badly, panting, whale eye, shedding, drooling, tucked tail, etc), and I'm glad I have him at that point... But he's still not comfortable with cats anymore..
Now he uses the avoidance tactic. If they come near him, then he goes further away or to a different area. He tries not to look at them for long(avoids eye contact in particular), and basically wants nothing to do with them. That's fine.. I'm not going to force it. If he's not comfortable, he can leave if it's what makes him feel safe.
What made me realize how unhappy he is... He goes and lays in his kennel in an attempt to avoid the cats, or to have alone time, he isn't happy go lucky anymore..
I want my Char back... I feel bad...
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