When I got inside Bizz was a little tornado - jumping and spinning around the room for joy. He had jumped up on a low bookcase under the window that had a very expensive glass vase on it. So the vase has now moved. The bookcase is encased in a throw. And Bizz now has a new seat from which to supervise my comings and goings.
Marina came over so I could go to a business lunch and told me that Bizz was devastated when I left - whining and hunting through the house. And jumping on the bookcase again - thank goodness I moved the vase. And he systematically took all my shoes out of the bedroom and scattered them in the hallway and livingroom. I'm not sure how to interpret that but I'm working on it.
So what do I mean by Maltipoo Attachment Disorder? Well I sent a note to the Maltipoo Rescue asking them if this behavior is just my dog or all of them. Maltipoo's are now an acknowledged AKC breed and were bred for one very specific purpose - to be a companion dog. Their love and loyalty are intrinsic to their very genetic code. And many of the owners are experiencing the same thing.
Having Maltipoo Rescue on Facebook is like having an extended family to turn to for guidance. I think back to when I was growing up with a cat. All I knew about cats I learned from the encyclopedia and whatever books I acquired about cats. And of course by asking people. Instead today I ask a question to the group and have advice galore come back to me.
So this evening when I leave for my business dinner Bizz will be provided with a Kong stuffed with peanut butter, a detailed explanation of where I'm going and Auntie Marina to take him on a walk. So hopefully this will help with his MAD issues. Now the only question is what to do about mine?
Bizz and I in Half Moon Bay. It was a breezy cold day - so glad I wore shorts.