Join Date: Oct 2014
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This is interesting from my perspective. Since Wicket is 8 y.o., my GUESS is that he was bonded to his previous owner, probably a woman. Ricky was 9 months old when he came to our house. There were no men in his previous home and Ricky immediately bonded with my wife. Ricky was "friendly" with me but suspicious at the same time. Since it had been agreed that Ricky would be my dog, I was 100% responsible for feeding him, pottying him, and walking him. In no time (a couple of weeks maybe) I was Ricky's "go to" person. Today, Ricky loves, loves, loves his Momi and cuddles with her, but if I get up and leave the room. Ricky is right at my heels. We are inseparable! He still prefers women to men with one exception, I am number one in his life. Right now he is snoozing peacefully beside me while Momi is doing something in the kitchen. He wouldn't want to be any other place. When Momi and I go someplace in the car and take Ricky and I get out of the car to get something, Ricky puts up a crying, mournful howl. He is heartbroken that I left without him. But all is forgiven once I return.
I think Wicket will come to accept your husband soon enough after you leave the house and back to work. In the meantime, give Wicket some space and patience to settle into his new surroundings and adjust to something foreign in his life - your husband. I think he will do just fine.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
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