I mentioned yesterday that we stopped by the vet on the way home. Honestly, Rita is such a difficult dog. She doesn’t do well with change. She doesn’t do well with being left alone even for a few minutes. Not a good time to have either of those issues with all that’s going on around here.
The separation anxiety is really hard to deal with. We’ve read everything we can find and nothing we do seems to make it better. My guess is that part of the problem is the blindness but another part of the problem is that she is so attached to Vince. He can walk out of the room and she panics so you know what happens when he leaves her for several hours. It’s getting old for me because someone almost has to be sitting with her every minute of every day – otherwise she’s sick and we end up with a $200+ vet bill, which obviously isn’t curing any of her or our problems.
I don’t know what the answer is but I didn’t move to MO to sit home 24/7 so the dog is happy. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.