I bet that by the title, you probably think I am writing about how my dog has separation anxiety… Nope. The opposite actually.
I am starting work tomorrow and am already feeling separation anxiety from Arko! This is so sad and a bit embarrassing but I am really going to miss the bugger. I have always been obsessed with him, but these past 8 months of being unemployed, I have become even more attached and obsessed with my little baby! Ok, he is not so little, he is almost as tall me in full length and weighs close to a 100 lbs, but still! He is little to me.
But seriously though, I am thinking about he is going to be sad and how I will only see him in the mornings and then when I come back from work at 5pm. Some days, I probably won’t be home in time for our walks, so my brother will just take him without me. I know this sounds super lame, but since we have had Arko, that has been one thing I have always held importance in; walking him. I have always tried to have a schedule for school and work that would fit so that I would be home in time for our late afternoon walk.
This is real life though Sandeep! Wake up! Everyone works and has dogs and has to maintain their work-life balance! I know, I know. The OCD in me just worries about things like this. If I ever have children, I hope I am not any more crazy than I am now with Arko, becasue I probably wouldn’t be able to deal with it.
Something that has heightened my separation anxiety is watching this show called “Downward Dog” on ABC. It is the cutest show about a dog named Martin and his owner Nan. Martin narrates the show and he is hilarious. I mean, if a dog could talk, this is what I totally think they would say and think! Anyways, Martin is obsessed with Nan and thinks very highly of her. He hates being at home alone and feels like Nan abandons him too much because she is busy with relationships and her work. It is a great show, if you are a dog lover or even if you aren’t, I would highly recommend it.
The thing is though, Arko won’t even be alone. My brother is off for the Summer, so he is home everyday. He will be going to school in September, but his schedule is super flexible, so Arko won’t even be alone for more than 3-4 hours (which still feels like SO long to me). Also, my mom is off on Mondays and Tuesdays, so Arko will have two people at home all the time for 4 days out of the week ( Saturday and Sunday, I will be off and Sunday, my dad is off too). I know I am sounding crazy, but I just miss him too easily. I worry about him constantly. When he doesn’t eat lunch, when he scratches too much, when he starts limping because of his angular leg deformity.. the list goes on and on.
Anyways, I am sure it will just be the beginning and once a routine has been been made, I will be fine. I know Arko does miss me, but not nearly enough as how much I miss him so easily. I just had to share what I was feeling.
Does anyone feel this way too? Am I the only one that worries and obsesses over my dog like this?