I leave Tucker at home pretty much all day…alone. He doesn't complain or lash out in any way. Perfect little roommate. It's taken a while to get there, but apparently Tucker and I have done our bonding. He has the run of my condo, and I do have some nice things. He seems to totally respect 'our' stuff and has never chewed or torn up anything after the initial phase post adoption. He doesn't even whine when I leave, although I typically give him a loaded Kong and 'disappear' while he's engaged with it...
However, when I leave him with friends...friends he knows well, he's restless...whines and is just a downright pain in the ass for them. And he's left for the same hours, same times, given the same toys...etc. I left him just yesterday with a close friend who works from home. The maid came (and she's scared 5h!+l355 of Tucker) and I don't need a lawsuit because Tucker gets pissed at the vacuum and takes her arm off, so I take him away for the day and eliminate the possibility. She tells me (this is the second time she's done this for me) that he's restless, whines the entire time, and has to ram his face in the window whever anyone walks buy, closes a door, honks a horn, etc. He's left with all of his toys, knog, chews, etc. Nothing seems to calm him down until I return. He drove her insane yesterday and she could hardly work.
I'm just wondering everyone's thoughts on this. Seems like, as long as he's home (even alone) or I am present (and we're away from home), he's fine. Any other situation causes him problems with separation.
Tucker was fostered 4 times before I got him. 3 times in his first 6 months and then remained with one for 3 years, then I 'saved' him. Do you guys/gals think he associates being left with a friend as being abandoned yet again? I've never forgotten Tucker and left him alone beyond our regular hours (the one's he's accustomed to). I wonder why he would think that just because I leave him with a friend, that I'm not coming back?