Cheating Hurt by Infidelity
Betrayal Wayward Donations lying
Welcome

Forums

Guidelines

Find a Local Counselor

The Healing Library

Media

Contact Us
lies
cover
In Association with Amazon.com
Support
Infidelity -
-
like us on facebook
You are not logged in. Login here or register.
[Register]
Newest Member: Sunnyhopeful82 (45341)

Off Topic Post Reply     Print Topic    
User Topic: Weird pet question
Undefinabl3
♀ Member
Member # 36883
Default  Posted: 11:11 AM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So, in the last few weeks, my male dog has become very attached to me.

I am trying to figure out where this is coming from, but to be honest, i am coming up blank.

He goes where I go, no matter what (and for a dane, that's hard sometimes LOL) If i am in the bathroom, he's outside the door. When i am in the kitchen, he's right there. I go to bed first, and have started to leave the door open because if not he will nose it and make so much noise it's just easier to let him lay in there until DH comes to bed. Then, he will just sleep right outside the door.

This is new behavior.

Now, I have started on meds for my thyroid, but that's been months now - so you would think that if this was because of it, that he would have started acting this way months ago.

Even DH commented on it the other night. I just shrugged not knowing what to say.

As far as the dog goes, I can't see anything wrong. I know that before he was battling yeast infection in his ear that spread - but now its all gone.....maybe he's just happy that we helped him? but then why stick to me?

its just odd...


Me: 31 MH
Him: 37 MH
New online find 6/19/14 - shit

Posts: 1767 | Registered: Sep 2012
Lucky2HaveMe
♀ Member
Member # 13333
Default  Posted: 11:18 AM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How old is he? My dd's dogs have done this since they were pups! One was a rescue, so I assume he needs reassurance, but the boxer was adopted from a breeder and I think he is just nosy and afraid he will miss something.

On the occasions I dog sit, it is annoying to always have 2 dogs follow you everywhere!


Indian wisdom says our lives are rivers. We are born somewhere small and quiet and we move toward a place we cannot see, but only imagine. From Tending Roses

Posts: 6558 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: WNY
Crescita
♀ Member
Member # 32616
Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My aloof shelter kitty got super clingy after she recovered from an Upper Respiratory Infection. She has gotten even clingier with age.

My other cat was aloof until S/D. Now she won't leave me alone. Pets can sense stress so if you are worried about anything at all, maybe that is a factor.

[This message edited by Crescita at 12:09 PM, February 21st (Friday)]


Posts: 3445 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: The Valley of the Sun
Undefinabl3
♀ Member
Member # 36883
Default  Posted: 12:19 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Lucky, he's 4 - so really not a puppy (for a dane).

And while he's always been a big lover - he's never been clingy. He's clingy now.

I have been having a really hard time with finding a balance with this stupid thyroid issue that popped up out of the blue, but i am not 'sick' per say. I have had to switch dosage twice now, so I have moments where i can tell the dosage was off, but been fine otherwise.


Me: 31 MH
Him: 37 MH
New online find 6/19/14 - shit

Posts: 1767 | Registered: Sep 2012
metamorphisis
♀ Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I don't really have any advice. I find I have a hard time figuring out my lab pup too. He is definitely my shadow. If I get up, he'll wake from a dead sleep to follow me. I think it's because I give all the treats though.



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

Posts: 44957 | Registered: Sep 2006
Afraid2LoveAgain
♀ Member
Member # 11185
Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My Collie takes every step I do--always has. I guess it just seems like normal behavior to me.

She's been with me since she was 8 weeks old. I don't think I remember how to shower or take a bath alone. :)


BW -- 57
Divorced 2001
Re-married 2014--on what would have been our 35th anniversary

Posts: 427 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: NC
JanaGreen
♀ Member
Member # 29341
Default  Posted: 1:07 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hope I'm not asking an awkward question, but could you be pregnant?

My cats were attached to me like glue when I was pregnant with DD.


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

Posts: 6809 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: Somewhere in the South
GabyBaby
♀ Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 1:08 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Our newest "pup" (2yr old Pomeranian) clings to me as well. I've actually nearly stepped on him a couple of times coming out of the shower. He parks himself right under the basin.
In his case, I think its because after going so long without any real attention, he needs to be in constant contact. I can't say I'm unhappy that I seem to be his favorite human.


Me - 42
SorryInSac (WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Stick a fork in me...

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW) - Legally married 18yrs

I edit often for clarity.


Posts: 6527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 2:27 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had a golden that was my dog. Whereever I was he was right there next to me, I mean annoyingly so, the toilet was the petting chair, and I can't tell you how many times I stepped on his feet and tail because he would litteraly lay under my feet when I worked in the kitchen, he slept on the floor right next to my side of the bed too, always. My dane followed me loosely, mainly kept me in her line of site.

I know that they can tell when we are unwell, and watch over us. My lab can tell me when my kid has an ear infection before I know....they just know. I am guessing with your thyroid thing he feels the need to keep a closer eye on you.
Remember their sense of smell is a bazillion times stronger than ours, so if your scent is off he's gonna watch over you. If he is Alpha in anyway, then he may be obnoxious about it.
If you are certain there is nothing going on with him healthwise, then see if he becomes less clingy as you get balanced out.


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8709 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Undefinabl3
♀ Member
Member # 36883
Default  Posted: 2:36 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hope I'm not asking an awkward question, but could you be pregnant?

I hope not LOL...i got a tubal about 3 years ago - so far so good.

Tush - He's not the Alpha at all, our famale rules over him LOL.

It's possible that the recent up and down of my TSH has him all weird. I just figured that he would be this clingy since the start.

The upside is that there is nothing like 150 pound protector that is the biggest lovey ever.


Me: 31 MH
Him: 37 MH
New online find 6/19/14 - shit

Posts: 1767 | Registered: Sep 2012
mainlyinpain
♀ Member
Member # 39134
Default  Posted: 2:50 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Undef, could there be something new wrong with him?
My niece's dog is battling cancer and won't leave her side. She says he wasn't like this before. Maybe HE doesn't feel good and being closer to you makes him feel better.


DD 1 - 7/7/2004
DD 2 - 10/31/2011
DD 3 - 4/30/2013(or continuation?)(Yes)
DD 4 - 9/25/2013
DD 5 - 2/15/2014 (found phone from 2009)

Posts: 496 | Registered: Apr 2013
Dreamboat
♀ Member
Member # 10506
Default  Posted: 3:04 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Have there been any changes around the house? Having any work down on the house or had any repairmen in the house or even moved furniture around? My dogs are more clingy when there is a change in the house until they get used to it.

Also changes in TSH can modify your metabolism and change how much you sweat and thus how you smell. Maybe he senses that.

Or maybe the alpha is picking on him when you are not looking


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

Posts: 17684 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: A better place :)
Kalleigh
Member
Member # 1214
Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

my lab has always been like this where I am she has to be. My husband commented on it too, when we had our Westie she was the same way.


I love my husband and kids, but there is something missing, LIKE MAYBE A LIFE!!!!!!!

Posts: 6507 | Registered: Mar 2003 | From: Wisconsin
purplejacket4
♀ Member
Member # 34262
Default  Posted: 3:40 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well, my 11 month old lab puppy stood in the shower with me last night getting soaked... sigh. He is such a titty baby. He cries when I shut the shower door and the other lab doesn't respect a closed bathroom door.

So black lab 1 (Katie) is fWS shadow and black lab 2 (Mac) is my shadow. The shelties look disdainful (Connor and Duncan)like they think the labs are just big suck ups.


Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

Posts: 2239 | Registered: Dec 2011 | From: Great Southwest
GabyBaby
♀ Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 3:47 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well, my 11 month old lab puppy stood in the shower with me last night getting soaked... sigh. He is such a titty baby.


Me - 42
SorryInSac (WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Stick a fork in me...

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW) - Legally married 18yrs

I edit often for clarity.


Posts: 6527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
Sad in AZ
♀ Member
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 3:56 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

he's 4 - so really not a puppy (for a dane).

Actually, the giant breeds mature very slowly (yet sadly live much shorter lives) they are puppies until they are 3, so 4 is basically a teen.

My experience with giants is with mastiffs, and they are huge babies and essentially lap dogs. Different breeds exhibit unusual behaviors. I found out recently that corgis cannot stand to have their 'flock' (family) in different rooms. That is why my Tigger always went around the house barking at each of us when we were not all together (which was never ) There are great animal behavior books out there. You should do some reading. I love Temple Grandin, but I don't know if she ever addressed this kind of domestic behavior.


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20284 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
GabyBaby
♀ Member
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 4:01 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I found out recently that corgis cannot stand to have their 'flock' (family) in different rooms. That is why my Tigger always went around the house barking at each of us when we were not all together (which was never )

Oh that's hilarious! You were probably driving the poor pup insane and didn't even know.


Me - 42
SorryInSac (WH#2) - 47. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - Stick a fork in me...

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW) - Legally married 18yrs

I edit often for clarity.


Posts: 6527 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
metamorphisis
♀ Administrator
Member # 12041
Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yep pj.. I posted this for the staff the other day. This is what happens if I leave the bathroom door open. He gets in before any of us can and waits for us to turn it on. He's 9 months.



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

Posts: 44957 | Registered: Sep 2006
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, February 21st (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Lol labs. What can ya say. labs are awesome. That's it. They are just awesome. I love mine and I gotta say she is the smartest or second smartest dog I've owned.

Mine loves the water. She got in showers with us until she was at least a year old and loves loves to be on water and swim.

I do know Danes are different than labs and tend to be more alOof and too lazy to be in your face all the time. Make sure he is well and that he isn't starving. And then chalk it up to your hormonal issues. Thyroid is a hormone and is known to effect out chemistry and thus our scent.

[This message edited by tushnurse at 8:14 PM, February 21st (Friday)]


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8709 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
tushnurse
♀ Member
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, February 22nd (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think my crazy lab rolled in stink on purpose, went for a long walk in the woods and she rolled several times. Her reward??? Yup a nice long bath.

Undef- I hope your baby is ok. I would take him to the vet to make sure all is well. Them chalk it up to your thyroid.


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8709 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Topic Posts: 24
Pages: 1 · 2

Return to Forum: Off Topic Post Reply to this Topic
adultry
Go to :
madness  
© 2002 - 2014 SurvivingInfidelity.com. All Rights Reserved.