I tell you a lot of nice stories about my dog Honey. How she’s so smart and sweet. And a good foster-sister.
But sometimes I worry that her fur isn’t on too tight (actually, if you look at the tumbleweeds under my bed, you know her fur isn’t on too tight).
And this weekend was a prime example.
Between my husband Mike going away and the ending of daylight savings time, my dog has gone crazy town banana pants.
Bark Bark The Gang’s All Here
Like most dogs, Honey feels happiest when she’s with her people.
She loves it most when we all go for a long walk together. But Honey’s also content joining the couch potato contingent, as long as she gets to snuggle between the two of us or cuddle up on Mike’s lap.
When we try to split up the gang, Honey gets nervous.
If Honey and I walk Mike to work, she doesn’t want to return home without him. If Mike tries to walk Honey while I stay behind on the front porch, she’ll only go about one block before pulling him back home.
Can you imagine how Honey behaves when Mike goes away for the weekend?
- She alert barks at every little noise.
- She gets restless in the middle of the night.
- She runs downstairs to look for him throughout the day.
I’m thinking the next time Mike wants to take a trip, he should take Honey with him.
The Curse Of Switching Time
You probably already know I hate daylight savings time. Honey hates it even more.
She doesn’t care that it’s light earlier in the morning again. She just knows she’s hungry and I keep telling her to wait.
Yes, I was gradually making her wait for dinner in preparation. But I didn’t start early enough to have her accept eating an hour later.
And now she’s just pissed. Hungry and pissed.
My Dog Went Crazy This Weekend
So my normally sweet and easy dog has become needy and obnoxious.
Here’s hoping that Honey will soon be back to normal. Because I really count on her being the one sane creature in the house.
Your Turn: Do disruptions to your routine make your dog crazy? Do they make you crazy?