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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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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 07:27 AM
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No.....we are fortunate to be able to take Maja to the office on days when we can. Otherwise, she goes into her outdoor kennel so she can watch the squirrels and birds.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 09:27 AM
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I voted "No" but there should have been a "sometimes" option. We have a really good routine, I get the dogs out every morning unless the weather is a factor, like this week, but I consider streaks of bad weather like thier vacation so to speak. My dogs have it very good and I have to agree at times I'm jealous they get to lounge around all day in my nice sunroom, I don't even get to hang out in there.

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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 12:43 PM
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Nope. I do not.

They are dogs. As much as I love them to death.... a few hours isn't going to kill them. I do need to work to support them and our lifestyle.

The ONLY time I feel bad is when I take one somewhere and the others have to stay home. Even then, I don't feel guilty, just a little sad for having to leave 1-2 behind. Or if they had to be crated for long amounts of time.

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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:10 PM
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I had to say yes. Myself and my dogs have seperation anxiety. My Delgodo is 14 yrs old and I have to force myself to laeve for even a few minutes. I love him so much. I have a 4 yr old to that has really gotten to my heart. My constant companions. so loyal. My best friends forever!
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:31 PM
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I don't think my dogs feel guilty about any of the BS they put me through so I don't feel guilty either

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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 03:04 PM
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I don't when I go to work...but on the weekends I always take Sib somewhere in the car ...doesn't matter where..just YAH WE'RE GOING IN THE CAR...I actually feel more guilty for my Chi who used to go everywhere with me..I think I have been neglecting her some..but she is so small she just can't keep up..I guess she is happy home on dad's lap...

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