We’ve been back for some weeks now from the road trip that we took for over two months this summer. It just occurred to me that since I’d written about LarryDog having separation anxiety, I might as well write a bit about how he did. Of course, I wasn’t here to see but I have seen some nice evidence of how well he did!
Basically, two young women from our neighborhood here in Mexico (by Lake Chapala) lived in our house while we were gone. They have several teenage brothers who would sometimes stop by to visit. Now Larry used to be pretty nervous about teenage boys, but when the young women or the boys have come by since to visit us, Larry has eagerly greeted them all. Seems he got a lot of loving attention from the whole family, and did just fine!
We knew from past house-sitters that he bonds well with whoever lives here, and this just confirmed that. We had left some anti-anxiety herbal tablets for them to give the dog, and they used those too.
Now that we’ve added Lola, our 6 month old Rottweiler, I expect Larry will be more relaxed when we leave for short times… no trips planned soon!
Here’s a good resource on separation anxiety: