Dear Paws to Talk,
I have been with my humans for 6 years. They have been together even longer than that. Recently, they have been screaming at each other and dad has been sleeping on the couch. Then yesterday he left with all his bags. He hasn’t come back yet. What am I going to do without my daddy? What do I do about this new situation?
-Luna the Bernese Mountain Dog
We are sad about your humans breaking up.
Hiss. Cry. Hiss.
Ok, we are pulling ourselves together.
It is a shame. You should miss your daddy. He is important and I am sure after 6 years he misses you too. He may come back to visit.
Even though you don’t want to take your paws away from your eyes, you have to admit that you don’t miss the fighting or surrendering your couch each night.
We wish no one would separate. (Bella: Actually I don’t mind some alone time. Companions can be such a pain. DiDi: I never want to separate from my humans!)
Sometimes breaking up is the right thing to do for the good of the dog and the humans. No one has fun fighting. During these rough times, we bet there were a lot of canceled games of catch and tug of war.
Just as long as you have love and support, the pain will go away. You’ll enjoy walks again. One day soon you’ll jump on the couch and feel comfortable again.
Do something you were afraid to do when they were fighting like run around the kitchen. Take your house back.
As hurtful as it is, this is probably a good change. Hang in there.
Bella and DiDi
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