[caption id="attachment_1652" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Sorry, Scottie Dad. I didn't mean to...[/caption]
Scottie Dad's been home for just under four hours. And, as I feared, he beat me home from work tonight. The last time he came home after being gone so long, it was accident after accident for Heather and one very upset Scottie Dad. I hoped from the bottom of my heart that his reappearance wouldn't alarm Heather so much this time around but, much to my dismay, there's been two accidents so far and the night isn't even over yet.
Heather and Scottie Dad used to be best buds - up until the weekend she almost got away and he had to chase her down. They're still pretty close and adorable as ever together, but since that time, she is extra cautious around him, peeing when she gets too scared, too happy, too submissive and even when she's just overly excited around Scottie Dad. We're having trouble making sense of it all, really. Tonight, I came home from dinner with Scottie Dad to find my couch cushion completely soiled...Scottie Dad had just walked the pups three hours earlier (not to mention the wee accident she had on the way out the door)! It's literally been weeks since her last accident but then again, it's literally been weeks that Scottie Dad's been away.
So, fellow Scottie Mom and Dad's, we turn to you. Does your Scottie have these kind of issues? If so, have you figured out ways to prevent them or lessen the number of occurrences? Before Scottie Dad traveled, it seemed simple time and patience were keys to the solution. Now, everytime Scottie Dad comes back, it is as if we are starting the whole trusting process from scratch...over and over. And until we find something to help ease my little girl's anxiety in this situations she's with Scottie Dad, I guess there's only one thing I can say: when it rains, it pours.