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View Poll Results: Do you feel guilty leaving your dog home alone?
No 26 49.06%
Yes 10 18.87%
Not guilty if its less than an hour 7 13.21%
Guilty IF the dog has to be crated 3 5.66%
I feel guilty even if I have to leave for a short while 7 13.21%
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I used to feel terrible about it when she was a lot younger and her energy level was through the roof - but now that she's older, it turns out she enjoys sleeping most of the day away anyways! She is never home for more than 5 hours by herself in the crate, and that is the only time she is in there. As soon as we are home, she is right by our side. This dog has the life! Naps, 2 square meals a day, plenty of play time, a cat to entertain her and plenty of snuggles. Whats to feel bad about?!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't feel guilty because I spend plenty of time with the dogs and it won't kill them to be without either one of us for several hours.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I didn't vote Because it "depends"..

I have 3 dogs, the two girls are usually with me, my male aussie is usually home and in a crate so I don't feel guilty about him because he could care less

If I do take just ONE of the girls, yeah I feel bad for the other one
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I didn't vote either. I don't really feel guilty, I just don't feed myself when I am not around them I always want to take them with me no matter where I go and I can't wait to get have home to them. I get so happy when they can come with. It's more of just sad when I am at work or going somewhere they can't go.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I try not to leave Lucky alot. I was coming home for lunch everyday but new boss and alot of reports as well as new programming so he's been alone. We are going away this wekend for a night and next wekend for night so I will quilt more then ever. OK got to go play w/ him.So my answer was yes.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well, I have to work to support them so NO, I don't feel guilty.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, I have to work to support them so NO, I don't feel guilty.
Every morning as I've gone to work for the past 13 years I've said" Bye Mommy is going to the bad place to earn kibble or vet or toy money". My husband jokes they get Christmas gifts befor anyone else.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It depends. Usually it doesn't bother me too much; I only kennel him when everyone is going to be gone for more than an hour or two, which is rare because there's almost always someone homem or on their way home. When we do kennel him, I kind of feel bad for him because I know how much he loves being around his humans. I didn't feel as bad when Chey was alive, but now that he's the only dog I feel a bit worse about it.

The only time I feel outright guilty is when I'm doing something that is animal oriented and for whatever reason, I didn't bring him with me.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I wish that I was able to be home with them more during the week, I come home and take them out at lunch and don't really like running around on the weekend and basically getting home the same as during the week. But they are used to the routine, they know when I put on work clothes, the morning routine during the week. I feel they would like to have us there more.
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Tony and I are always together,LOL, joined at the hips you could say.
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