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Does anyone feel guilty leaving their pets home all day while they are at work?

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      Anne E wrote Oct 27, 2009
    • I used to feel so bad leaving my puppy at home alone all day.  I used to rush home to see him.  Then I had a baby so he got less attention.  What helped was getting a second dog so they had each other to play with.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 27, 2009
    • When I had a dog I just agonized over leaving her alone. I had an electric fence in a rural area of Maui and I was always afraid another dog would get in and hurt her. When I wasn’t working I took her virtually everywhere with me. I have a cat now and I even have a hard time leaving him alone. I try and make it no more than 4 hours at a time with no contact with him. He’s my little love.




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 27, 2009
    • The only time I’ve ever felt guilty about leaving a pet home alone is once or twice when we had to be gone for a couple days.    

      We humans need their attention and affection far more than they need ours!




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      Polliwogg wrote Oct 27, 2009
    • I don’t think my cat even cares when I leave.

      She thinks it’s her house!




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      Mzd3 wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • I work at home, so its not an issue until I need to leave for the day , then , I do feel guilty....but mostly because he will have to “hold it” til I get home to let him out to potty.




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      Myrna Perez wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • Yes, I often feel guilty!  I wish I could bring my parrot to work.  He likes to be out of the cage on the perch and play.  I do tend to rush home.estatic




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      UK Girl wrote Oct 28, 2009
    • Mr Biggie comes to work with us but if we have to leave him he plays up after and he is never left longer than say 3 hours .......plus he is left with a hot water bottle ......he is a real sulker
      my old dogs  Rosie & Ruby  would be left and they just slept .........never noticed we had gone – we got a huge welcome but they was a massive sleepers – knocked there routine out if you were home all day .....




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      3sa wrote Oct 29, 2009
    • yes I do feel bad...when I see them for about 5 minutes in the morning before work and then have to leave them....but at least they have each other....two puppies six months old.




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 29, 2009
    • I would feel terrible when we would go on vacation...our dog Brandy would go into a kennel (it is nothing like home)and our two cats had each other at home while a neighbor would check on them.  The worst was one year when our Brandy was in the kennel and we had just Whiskers (our cat) home alone with a neighbor taking care of him and when we got home, he really let us have it...literally ran to the door and screamed at us..he passed away the next year and we were not taking vacations much for awhile, so it was better for Brandy.




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      S S wrote Oct 29, 2009
    • absolutely and i have two dogs and i still feel guilty even if they have each other to play with.




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