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petcrazyme
9th November 2008, 03:37 PM
1. yes, full-time (away from home)
2. yes, part-time (away from home)
3. no ...or work from home

brotymo
9th November 2008, 04:36 PM
Hey, I work from home (very hard! and I also have to go outside the home for a good percentage of what I do) but I just can't click an option that puts working from home in the same category with "no"!
...that sort of reminds me of when my babies were small babies and I stayed home with them. It would bug me when people would ask me, "do you work, or do you just stay home with the kids?" As if JUST staying home with the kids wasn't work!
Maybe your could add the option "yes, work full time from home" and "yes, part time work from home"?

Cathy T
9th November 2008, 05:12 PM
I work full time from home. And my just being home isn't enough for Jake....I have to stop every so often and give him some attention as well. :rolleyes:

petcrazyme
9th November 2008, 06:16 PM
Hey, I work from home (very hard! and I also have to go outside the home for a good percentage of what I do) but I just can't click an option that puts working from home in the same category with "no"!
...that sort of reminds me of when my babies were small babies and I stayed home with them. It would bug me when people would ask me, "do you work, or do you just stay home with the kids?" As if JUST staying home with the kids wasn't work!
Maybe your could add the option "yes, work full time from home" and "yes, part time work from home"?

'No' or 'work from home' were lumped together more so to indicated that the cavaliers owned by these people are not left alone for all day or part of the day (on the average).

It was not meant to imply that those who work from home do not really work!:thmbsup:

Editing a poll doesn't seem to be an option unless we scrap this one and start another one.

Brian M
9th November 2008, 06:31 PM
Hi

Another option I work about 5 miles away in an office but my wife Dawn is at home full time with the girls ,as my son Luke is just 13 so she is there also for him when he goes to school and comes home ,it would also probably be if Dawn went to work that we would only have cats as I firmly believe that you shouldn't leave dogs alone (especially Cavs ) all day even if I popped home at lunch ,which I never have time for anyway.

brotymo
9th November 2008, 06:43 PM
Bandit wants to be in my lap when I am working, so I have to put him on a chair beside me on a pillow. He is happy with that, and I can get my work and schoolwork done. I have arranged my classes so that they are two days a week from 8-1:30, so I am home other than that except for short stretches running the kids here and there (and they ride with us when they can), and they get to ride with me in the car when I am doing the parts of my work that require me to be on the road.

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Sunflowerstar
9th November 2008, 06:48 PM
I work four evenings a week my husband comes home and looks after the children. So our dogs have someone here 24/7.

hbmama
9th November 2008, 09:01 PM
I am home full time and my hubby just retired so the girls are loving it and so are we !!!

LovesCavaliers
9th November 2008, 11:36 PM
I work from home and my new puppy Murphy is coming along amazingly fast. He has been here a week, started using the poochie bells straight away, has learned to sit, stand, down, wait and shake paws with clicker training this past week.

He has learned some behaviour from Dan, using the garden outside and resting a lot. He's so chilled out! Hoping to get some pics on soon.

*Pauline*
9th November 2008, 11:59 PM
I work from home and my new puppy Murphy is coming along amazingly fast. He has been here a week, started using the poochie bells straight away, has learned to sit, stand, down, wait and shake paws with clicker training this past week.

He has learned some behaviour from Dan, using the garden outside and resting a lot. He's so chilled out! Hoping to get some pics on soon.

Sounds like you've made a great start. What a good boy.

chloe92us
10th November 2008, 01:47 AM
I own my own business (we are a home builder) and my office is in one of the model homes. I work full time, but my dogs come to work with me everyday and are my official greeters.

Before I worked for myself and only had Casey, I also brought her to work with me (I worked for a very good friend!)

I've had other breeds in the past and they have stayed at home while I worked (but my hubby was working from home at the time) and the dogs were much more independent than my Cavaliers.

I will not even leave Ollie at home if I go out of town, because he would be without a person until my hubby gets home from work at 6:30 and that is out of the question.

Lani
10th November 2008, 01:57 AM
I work away from home, but my office is nearby so I go home every day at lunch time to play with and walk the dogs. It is hard to leave them, but I feel better about it now that Sparky is around to keep Lucky company.

They get a lot of attention and long walks in the morning and evening. They LOVE walking. :dogwlk:

If there is ever a day I cannot make it home at lunch (long meetings, etc.), I hire a dog walker or see if he can stay with a friend for the day.

JoanS
10th November 2008, 04:00 PM
I'm retired but feel like I've got a full time job with this potty training thing goin' on. Got the piddling thing down, but every other day he'll have a very loose stool at an odd time of the day (wherever he happens to be). We've got so many leaves in our yard and whenever we're out he loves to chew on them. I'm thinkin' that might be the problem.:(

murphy's mum
10th November 2008, 08:39 PM
Brotymo, Bandit is gorgeous:luv:

We both work full-time. Murphy is alone from 8.30am untill 5pm, with either me or my father-in-law coming over at lunch time to see him. I'm a Gas engineer so if I have a free spot in my day I come home too, just don't tell the boss:cool:

It's not ideal, I'd love to be at home with Murphy all day, but unfortunatly if we didn't have the jobs we do, we couldn't keep Murphy, or our cats.

We find that even at the weekends Murphy still snoozes all day, and becomes very active at around 6pm. I think he has his own routine now. He get lots of walks, playtime and of course lap time:rolleyes:

merlinsmum
10th November 2008, 10:28 PM
My two go to Grannies when we go to work :)

pippa
10th November 2008, 11:34 PM
I work Part-time, six hours, four days a week, but there is always some family member popping in for an hour or so while I am gone, at the moment there are two family members coming in at different times so they are not alone more than four hours at one time and usually less.

I am with them all morning,then they have somone at lunch and at the moment early afternoon also. My husband and son get home before me(early evening) when I come in we eat, then after washing up,it's straight out for walks(they're always waiting!). They know the whole routine!

cosmic81
13th November 2008, 12:00 AM
what about no but looking for a a job? :o
the economy is killing me!!!

Limerick Lady
13th November 2008, 05:08 PM
I work 17 hours a week and my husband works 3 day shifts so Toby is only usually left one day a week for 4 hours on his own. I do 9 to 5 on Thursday so then he goes to his Granny's which he loves. :rah:

Sabby
13th November 2008, 06:20 PM
I used to work full time then I changed to part time 8 to 1 o’clock. Then I got made redundant in May. So I am desperately looking for a job, applied to 100th of jobs had interviews but it is very difficult getting a job. So if I am offered a full time job again I will have to take it. My husband used to work abroad during the week and only come home at the weekend, luckily he works in the UK now and does night shift so if I have to go back to work full time the dogs are not left on their own. But this just shows how your circumstances can change form one minute to the next. Must say I loved being at home with my doggies full time.

Sabby

trysti
20th November 2008, 04:28 AM
I am home all day as I am disabled. We got our first Cavalier as I wanted a "lap puppy"; my dog that came from the US when I moved to Scotland took a liking to my hubby and sat in his new dads lap all the time; so we got Trysti. Then we kept Lacye who was from Trysti's first litter. It was hard work as she took pneumonia at 2 weeks of age and I had to hand rear her, we were attached. Then when Trysti had her second litter we kept Islay; she has a lot of spunk. Then this past May Lacye had her first litter. She had 7 pups, early. We lost one the day they were born, one the next day and then the third on day six. Micah was having difficulty drinking his mums milk so I ended up hand rearing him as well, and then just like his mum he came down with pneumonia. With every breath his entire chest sunk in. From day one he walked around the whelping box with his head up trying to breathe... at five weeks he still fit in the palm of my hand. But at three weeks he escaped the whelping box and refused to stay in it. He liked to cuddle with the hot water bottle in a cat bed. Now he is a healthy 6 month old, plays constantly with the other girls.

Is this considered working? Next litter due to be bred in Feb. I LOVE the puppy thing..... yes it is hard work and sometimes heartbreaking, but then I watched the spirit Micah had and the fight to survive, I could do nothing less...

Bless us all who are testing and trying to do right by the breed.

:lotsaluv:

Melissa
23rd November 2008, 05:27 AM
My husband and I both work full time. But I'm lucky that my hubby stops home during the day.

FranklinFreckles
23rd November 2008, 05:54 AM
I work a normal 40 hour a week desk job. Unfortunately I can't bring the pups because of the building's restrictions :(

I work just down the street from where I live though so it is easy for me to run home at lunch and there's no commute :)

Daisy's Mom
23rd November 2008, 07:30 AM
I'm kind of an in-betweener, too. My husband and I are both professors, so we work full-time, but are flexible about when and where we work, except for our respective teaching days. I am home full-time in the summers (I'm teaching strictly online this summer), plus the 6 weeks or so we are off of school during breaks in the academic year. I did put off getting a dog until I made tenure so I wouldn't feel such a high need for face-time at the office. It was very hard waiting, but it was the right thing to do.

So Daisy does have 6-7 hour days alone probably 3-4 days a week for about 8 months a year, on average. (Wow, was that specific enough for you? Probably way more than you wanted to know!) Many days, my husband or I are working from home for all or part of the day.

Daisy is a very independent little Cavalier, which I know is unusual. Even when we met her at the breeder's as a 10 week old pup, she was generally off by herself after meeting us. She'd come up to us for loving and fun for a few minutes, and then she'd wander off alone and lay down. It kind of worried me because I was so looking forward to the velcro Cavalier personality. However, in the spirit of things working out the way they are meant to be, that characteristic also makes Daisy a very good fit for our family since there is not someone home with her all day every day. If a dog had separation anxiety, that would be very upsetting and guilt-producing for me.

Daisy loves me and our whole family and follows me from room to room in true Cavalier fasion when I'm home, and always lays down somewhere nearby where she can keep her eye on me. She lays on me when I'm watching TV on the couch (until she gets hot, that is), and she jumps up for cuddles at least a couple of times a day, so that makes me happy. And, of course, I go pick her up for cuddle time many times a day, even if it's not her idea! She always graciously agrees and humors me!

After her initial craziness around other dogs at first meeting, she doesn't seem very motivated by their company. We've had 3 foster dogs and she really could take them or leave them. It was funny, our last foster dog's new owners emailed me a picture of him laying intertwined asleep with their cavalier on the couch and he had a wonderful little smile on his face. Not once in the 6 weeks we had him, did Daisy and he ever lay on the same couch or sleep anywhere near each other. She just wasn't interested. She's a funny little girl!

babs
23rd November 2008, 07:07 PM
Both my hubby and I work full time.We work for ourselves,Michael works on the Southside of the city,while I stay on the northside which is fine because Im nearer to the house.I take alex with me in the van for a couple of hours not every morning but a few days a week.Id drop him home about 2pm and hed have a sleep in his cage.We,most days are finished by 4pm so he isnt alone too long.

StellaLucyDesi
23rd November 2008, 10:00 PM
Hi! I have been a stay-at-home mom for almost 20 years now! That doesn't mean I haven't "worked" at home LOL! Right now, my husband and I are empty nesters. My oldest one (girl) got married this past July. My middle child (girl) is a junior in college. And my baby (boy) is a freshman in college. So, it's just me at home with all my "furkids" now. I can honestly say I am loving it! I do volunteer work, tho', with Stella, my therapy dog. We do something 5 times a month. Whether it's the nursing home or the 2 library reading programs that Stella participates in, or the rally obedience class that I do with Lucy, or the visiting my "hukids", I feel I'm kept pretty busy! :thmbsup: