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I admit it, I have severe separation anxiety

Popi and dear daughter (JoJoMomi) are in Mexico for a week on business. We are having a wonderful time, but something is not right. Popi is suffering from severe separation anxiety from Ricky's Momi and Ricky Ricardo. I am miserable!

Does anyone else get separation anxiety equal to or more than their Havadoggie? I am marking the days off the calendar until I return home. Is this an indication of some uncontrollable psychological disorder? HELP!

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Yes! Yes! Human separation anxiety is very hard to handle. No cure, no trainer or psychologist can help. You can try talking about it to strangers and they will never understand. I am leaving Cassie for ten days next month and can hardly bear thinking about it. She will be fine, but me..not so much.
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Be sure to surround yourself with photos of Ricky. Shama is on my screen saver at school, and when the students aren't around, I do find myself talking to her! Know that whenever you get home, Ricky will be SO HAPPY to see you! They say you should "live in the moment," so do try to enjoy what you can even when you are separated from your dear ones. Thinking of you!

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One of my favorite things about the sitter weíve been using is she sends us daily pictures and we donít even have to ask and risk seeming crazy With Momi at home, sounds like a request for FaceTime or a mountain of pictures is in order

Just think of the greeting youíll get when you get home!
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One of my favorite things about the sitter weíve been using is she sends us daily pictures and we donít even have to ask and risk seeming crazy With Momi at home, sounds like a request for FaceTime or a mountain of pictures is in order

Just think of the greeting youíll get when you get home!
The person we use does too! I love that!!!
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One of my favorite things about the sitter weíve been using is she sends us daily pictures and we donít even have to ask and risk seeming crazy With Momi at home, sounds like a request for FaceTime or a mountain of pictures is in order

Just think of the greeting youíll get when you get home!
My walker sends them every day with a note about Loki's walk and what business he did. Their software also shows the route they took during the walk. It's like the note from preschool! But, I love knowing he is ok during the day.
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My walker sends them every day with a note about Loki's walk and what business he did. Their software also shows the route they took during the walk. It's like the note from preschool! But, I love knowing he is ok during the day.
How long is Loki's daily walk (time and distance)? Shama's caregiver doesn't actually walk her. They spend time together in the back yard and the living room. She sends a detailed text. She comes every weekday at 11 AM (except in the summer when we're home). She's supposed to stay for an hour, but she frequently lingers as she just loves Shama. Recently, Randy came home at 5 PM, and she was still here! (I sometimes wonder if Shama's caregiver should actually be walking her, but then I don't pursue it.)

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How long is Loki's daily walk (time and distance)? Shama's caregiver doesn't actually walk her. They spend time together in the back yard and the living room. She sends a detailed text. She comes every weekday at 11 AM (except in the summer when we're home). She's supposed to stay for an hour, but she frequently lingers as she just loves Shama. Recently, Randy came home at 5 PM, and she was still here! (I sometimes wonder if Shama's caregiver should actually be walking her, but then I don't pursue it.)
The walker comes for 1/2 hour. The walk is somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes, about a mile. She gives him a treat and makes sure he has fresh water. Seems to work well for Loki. If itís too hot, they will go for a short walk and come back and play in the ac.
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How long is Loki's daily walk (time and distance)? Shama's caregiver doesn't actually walk her. They spend time together in the back yard and the living room. She sends a detailed text. She comes every weekday at 11 AM (except in the summer when we're home). She's supposed to stay for an hour, but she frequently lingers as she just loves Shama. Recently, Randy came home at 5 PM, and she was still here! (I sometimes wonder if Shama's caregiver should actually be walking her, but then I don't pursue it.)
Maybe let her know she CAN take Shama for a walk? Or ask her to do it every so often? I canít imagine a dog person saying itís a terrible idea!

It sounds like she loves Shama and actually interacts with her so thatís wonderful either way! Personally I think it takes more skill and is more impressive than taking her on a walk Iím really not against walks, my dog just burns off energy faster when heís stimulated by an inside exercise game with jumping and fetch and tricks vs. a walk, but the flip side is the inside game doesnít make me exercise, too!
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So, I took everyone's advice and made a video call last night to Momi and Ricky. We spent some face time together, had some good laughs, and caught up on the latest. It definitely helped, thanks to all of you! However I was sent the following picture and I'm not sure it helps or not, Ricky looks so sad!

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