I was out in the garage yesterday and Harley was with me as usual, under toe.
I was separating laundry when I noticed he wasn't next to me trying to steal dirty socks. To be honest, I didn't realize he had gone missing for about 5 minutes or more.
My heart sank and I got panic striken and sick to my stomach!! I ran out terrified into the driveway and I didn't see him. I live on a culvasac (sp?) so I ran toward the through street that a little more traffic... couldn't find him. then I worked my way back down the street. I found him 2 houses down following around Howard, our cat.
I was nearly as worried as if it were my daughters missing. Does anyone else feel like this about their pets or am I getting a little to much attached to my boy? Yikes... I feel a little silly, but I do love him so much.
I put just as much time, energy and effort into trying to find Angel as I did my 2 kids when they managed to sneek out while I was in the shower. Oh, they were 4 1/2 and 2! They decided to WALK to daddy's shop to say hi!
Did I sleep while she was out there? No. Couldn't eat. Didn't go to work either as I was frantic and trying everything under the sun and moon to find my girl.
Sadly, we were not to have a happy ending, though I cam awfully glad to see that both you and Bassett have.
Whew, I thought I was a bit crazy when it came to my dog, but now I’m glad to hear other people feel the same. I thought for a while I was way too attached to my toy poodle Barkley. He goes just about everywhere with me and when I leave him alone I try make sure someone is at the house with him when by some chance he is left all alone I worry about him. Last night was the first night he didn't sleep in the bed with me and I really didn't sleep well. We are at the moment visiting family in Louisiana and there is a new puppy here so Barkley decided to sleep with the puppy, at about 4am I heard him barking to get back in bed with me. So, to answer your question I do not believe you are too close to your pet, if anything it is great to hear about a dog taken care of so well after you hear about all the neglected animals out there.
i feel horrible guilt every time i leave my dogs at home alone. it's stupid for me to feel that way because they have eachother and i have read that dogs have no sense of time anyhow. but i know they miss me when i am not there and that makes me feel bad. hey guys, it's better to care too much than too little.
Of course is normal, I feel the same way about my pups, they are like my children, I try to take them with me everywhere I go or better said as often as I can, the girl that does my hair has dogs of her own in her salon so I can take my dogs there when i do my hair, if I go to the supermarket around the corner of my house I know it's ok I know the guy, and at the mall where I shop it's a pet friendly place so I also take them there, so no it's not weird, I mean I would loose my mind if something should happen to them, they are my babies, and yeah some people find us weird but I don't care, I've seen kids behaving worse than dogs and people still take them with them, so it's ok to treat your dogs as little people because they are a part of the family and when you sad and blue they can feel that and they will be sad and blue with you...
Oh please! I am awful! I have lived on a farm for years with dogs, cats, horses, chickens. But this past year I got these 2 Old English Sheepdog pups. I am a mess. I worry all the time about them. I cannot stand to even leave for work in the morning, I pray all day they are okay without me. It's awful! I was bad with my daughter, but I know I am even worse with these 2. They are my precious babies. I have pics of them on my desk at work and I make sure everyone that comes in sees them. It's pretty bad, since there is a pic of my daughter there too, that I never mention to the clients.
***Edited By: DAHSHEEPIES on 7/11/2005 7:46:15 PM*** Reason: messed up a word
Perfectly normal. I worried myself sick before Georgie was spayed and worry too much about how she is feeling sometimes. She is not just a dog to me. Most people we talk to that are dog lovers are the same. They love their dogs.
I don't think it is possible to get to close to your furkids. Each one of ours, lol even this bulldog, gets to take turns in our bed. My hubby refers to Cookie as his daughter, lmao really makes people wonder when he says he has a 6mo. old. I treat all of my animals as a part of the family, lol AKA my kids. They actually listen better then my kids, now that's bad. I don't think you are crazy or anything, if that is the case then we all are!
About a month after I got Riley (before we had the invisible fence) we were playing in the front yard. The front yard is up on a hill kind of, and the bottom of the hill is the road. He was running near the edge and called him back to me and he slipped (on the snow) and fell down the hill into the road. There were about 2-3 cars coming and they sweved just in time not to hit him. I don't even remember running down that hill, all I remember is scooping him up into my arms and I was screaming bloody murder. I was shaking for hours after it happened and it made me sick to my stomach. I still cry thinking about it .. I almost lost my boy :(
We raise our dogs since they were puppies (or since they were rescued) and they become part of the family. I don't think you can over react to something like them almost dying or getting lost. and so sorry you had to go through that!!
If anyone watched us with ours they probably would think we were crazy. The two girls sleep in their little beds next to my side of the bed. Our male sleeps sometimes on the couch, his bed or in my husband's recliner. We cover them up at night with little baby blankets. They ususally have a snack before bedtime. They are so spoiled until I know if anyone watched us on a day to day basis with ours they would think we were touched in the head. But, they are really like our kids. I mean these dogs have it great.
I'm so glad to hear that there are so many pets well loved at home. Harley is all curled up in my lap right now and I just love it.
I pinched my finger in the patio door earlier tonight and i had to go to my knees and rock (god!! it hurt!! I was almost in tears!) Harley stood right next to me whimpering! when I was able to let go of my finger with my other hand he gingerly started licking it and would looked up at me, almost like he was saying "it's gonna be ok mom, I'll take care of you." Gosh... I sure love my boy!
being "attached" is normal to people who have heart for animals. see, my whole family can't go for overseas holiday because of our mini schnauzer. we wanted to bring our boy with us overseas but... we live in singapore. ruling goes... you can bring a dog out of singapore and back. but once it's back, dogs have to be quarantine for a month. yep. 30 looooong days. we can visit him only for two hours. thing is, we can't touch him. he will be in a glass enclosure. though i agree with singapore gov't safety, but we can't live a day without him. exceptions from quarantine are only those dogs coming from UK, Australia and Ireland.
so, since we got him... we decided to go overseas by twos. mama and daughter. papa and son. mix and match ;)>