Not as sad as it might sound…cept for the the HOWWWWLLLINNNNGG.
My Wife took ONE of our dogs to the groomer this morning. It’s pretty much an all day deal since they are 2 hours and 100 miles of mountain driving away.
Dog two is with me. She is just crushed that she did not ‘get’ to go too. See, the pack has been broken up. She is literally HOWLING. The noise vibrates my desk. She’s about 65 lbs of mixed bread pointer/hunting dog with some border collie somehow mixed up in there. Black and white, short hair. Shelter dog. Has some issues about being abandoned.
How do they manage to make their lips into that perfect ‘O’ for the HOOWWWWWWEELLLLL.
I’m torn between trying to comfort her (doesn’t seem to help), and trying to just play and get her mind off it (helps for a minute but I can’t keep that up all day), or just ignore her a bit like now and just have a ‘normal’ day around the house. This would be scratches and drive by attention as I do my stuff. And just some extra of everything.
Gonna have to try to just have a normal day. As much as I feel sorry that her heart is broken, I don’t want to reinforce her behavior (though it’s perfectly normal). I think If I don’t make a big deal out of the ‘pack’ being broken up, maybe she will follow my lead.
……… Seems to be working…… Well, maybe not……This started at 5:30am…… It’s gonna be a long day.