This has been the best year ever. For the last year or so, my humans have stayed home with me all day every day. Sure, they ignored me sometimes while they talked into a headset or furiously pressed on their keyboards. But I was still able to hang out with them from across the room or curled up at their feet. I even made a few appearances on their video calls. It was the perfect setup!
But my worst nightmare has come true: they are going back to the office now. They’ve started ditching the daytime snuggles, mid-day walks and endless belly rubs and are leaving home again. They keep saying they don’t want to leave me, but it still makes me sad and confused.
Humans, please don’t go.
I want my humans to be happy, but the idea of them getting up and leaving every day for hours and hours is making me feel anxious. I know I should be a good pup while they’re gone, but I can’t help feeling stressed out when they leave.
The first time they went back to the office, I didn’t know what to do. They woke up earlier than usual one day and started to pack a bag. Right away I knew something was wrong. And when they reached for their keys, I realized they were leaving me. I had to do everything I could to stop it! I followed my humans closely, trying to sneak outside and get in the car with them. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just come along too.
I was so upset that day. I spent the day pacing, howling and scratching at the door, hoping they would come back to snuggle with me again. All I could focus on was how I needed to escape. I needed to see my humans! We spent the last year bonding at home, and the thought of being apart was hard for me.
Thankfully, they found a solution.
My humans knew that my body was in “fight or flight” mode, and I couldn’t control it. So they started giving me CBD for pets. One day, they gave me a yummy treat early in the morning, and by the time they left, I was feeling calm and relaxed. I didn’t even realize they were giving me something special; all I could focus on was how tasty that beef chew was! I was feeling so peaceful that I didn’t even whine when they grabbed their keys. I still missed my humans dearly and paced around a little while they were gone, but I was able to control myself much better than before.
Ever since then, my humans have been giving me more of those tasty CBD dog chews every time they leave. Sometimes they put a little CBD oil into my food dish too. I’m not complaining -- all I care about is that yummy food. My humans told me that CBD works with my body’s endocannabinoid system in the same way it does for humans, so the CBD treats support my brain & body and produce anti-anxiety effects that keep me calm. I don’t know what any of those human words mean, so I just gave them lots of kisses to show my appreciation.
Less panic, more peace.
If your furry friend is like me, they love you so much it’s hard to contain at times. They want to be with you 24/7 and get stressed out when they can’t. After all, who will give them ear scratches and belly rubs if you’re not there? I know that when I’m a good pup and don’t scratch up the door or bark all day long, my humans give me extra cuddles and lots of kisses when they come home. So if those yummy CBD dog treats can help me relax and lead to lots of loving from my humans, it’s a win-win for me!
With much ruv,
🐾 🐾 🐾 The Dog