Hunger Issues, Training, & (MOST IMPORTANT) A Trip w.o Her. Help? I Leave in 6 Days!!
My Lucy is a year old, as of July 22nd! She's beautiful, healthy, strong, energetic---and HUNGRY.
I was told that once she was a year, I should start feeding her twice a day, AT MOST a half a cup for each meal.
But she's ravenous! I mean, truly hungry.. Not just 'food oriented' or anything... She's still hungry about two hours after she's fed-
Is it possible that she is still growing? She's not getting fat, if anything she's a bit skinny...
Also I'm having some issues with training that I'd really, really like to actually talk to someone about, in real time- say a chat, over AIM? I'm so incredibly stumped by these issues, and I'm quite embarrassed to bring them up on here...
As to the third issue... As you all know, (and as I have come to understand) Cavaliers get incredibly attached to their owners.. Lucy is no exception.
Mainly because of her training blips, I have to leave her with my father (who works full time), because I've been invited to a wedding a few states away. Lucy would be free to come- in fact she's been invited- but I'm so worried that she would really be a problem. I REALLY want to bring her- but the problem is I don't know how she'll do with her 'business'. The people getting married are good friends of mine, but I'm staying at a house of another friends family..
What do I do? If I leave her she'll be so incredibly lonely- (not to mention I'll miss her terribly) and I don't want her to go through that. But I -- I'm just so stumped!
Is there anything I can do to make this issue better? Is there any way I can give her a 'crash course' in the next six days before I leave?
And if I leave her here.. Would she be better off in a home run dog sitters care? I know the woman, and we've had the pups there before when I had surgery, and they were never alone, treated so well...
I'm at a total loss...
Can anyone please chat on AIM with me? I have so little time and I am losing my mind :(