Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Francisco
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Ann - You're not crazy to think Scooter is sad. The scientific term for it is probably Separation Anxiety. Some dogs bark, some poop, some chew, some sleep, some eat, some don't eat - just like people. He had a rhythm of life that included seeing kids all day ever since coming into the house, and now that is all changed. He's probably confused, maybe a little lonely or lovesick. And that could be leading to stomach problems - poor kid is stressed out! He might need to be weaned off the attention he was getting. I am not sure about all the schedules, so think about how to make the situation a bit less drastic for him. Maybe get him out with other dogs during the day when the kids are away.
Lots of hugs and kisses help, too!
---Little Lola a.k.a. Princess Pee and Poop and her humom Anne
"Happiness is a warm puppy" Charles Schultz