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Hi it’s me again! Dog with a Blog is getting too much fun and I have so many things to say. Not long ago my human left me for what felt like a year, but someone said it was a week, (it’s okay though the human you know well, Claudine, took amazing care of me). When my human first left I felt a little bit scared and definitely very sad but once I warmed up to my new human I had the best time, she even gave me extra special treats. She took me to work and I got to hang out with all new humans in her sessions so my human being away wasn’t all that scary after a while. I remembered back to something my human is always talking about… separation anxiety.. woof! My human explained it looks a little like this;
- Recurrent excessive distress when anticipating or experiencing separation from home or from major attachment figures.
- Persistent reluctance or refusal to go out, away from home, to school, to work, or elsewhere because of fear of separation.
- Persistent and excessive fear of or reluctance about being alone or without major attachment figures at home or in other settings.
- Persistent reluctance or refusal to sleep away from home or to go to sleep without being near a major attachment figure.
Sometimes I even wait at the door when my human goes to get lunch while we are at work. I loved being with a new human, but my human is my favourite and she understands me. I am very thankful she left me with a super nice human that I was comfortable and familiar with! My human always makes really cool videos for other humans to listen to or learn from (posted on Facebook, along with cute pictures of me). Speaking of my human leaving, she’s just left me in the office so I am going to wait at the door for her to get back.. woof!
Benji... woof x