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    Hi,

    It's not 6 am here and I've been up with Mary Alice since 4:20 am.

    She woke me up by walking on me, licking me, etc.

    I took her outside, thinking it might be a toileting issue.

    After a pee, she wanted walkies...we came back in but she won't settle.

    I went back to bed, tried ignoring her.

    She's raced up and down the stairs, howled and barked.

    We've checked everything...alls well, except Mary Alice.

    We've put her in her crate and "shhh-ed" her.

    She's been barking, howling and "scrabbling" in her crate for over an hour.

    Now, she's whining loudly and seems terribly upset.

    I'm trying to ignore her...but we're a wee bit tired and I have no idea what's wrong with her.

    Other than some "acting up" when we first got her, she's been quite good at night. Til tonight.

    Please feel free to leave suggestions. I'm close to posting my phone number and taking collect calls!!!

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    How old is she how long have you had her ---Aileen
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    Mary Alice is now out of the crate...had to quieten her.

    She really hates the crate.

    She's just raced downstairs yet again.

    It's nearly 6:45, almost time to get up...hope this is a "one off".

    Hi Eileen, didn't see your post ...

    She's 2 1/2 yrs and we've had her for a month.

    We know she's been abused.....but I don't know what's wrong.

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    Mary Alice just went down for a drink, no more howling.

    We've had a cuddle and a quiet patting session.

    Guess who's just curled up.....both of us.

    Wonder what that was all about??

    Any ideas on how to handle it better?? tx

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    maybe she heard something that frightened her and made her remember something from the time she was abused.
    How come she hates her crate so much? Was this from the first day on? How did you introduced her to the thing?
    kisses Ester & a licky from Sam

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    Is she spayed ? If not, she may be starting a phantom pregnancy.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    I have had this experience with each of my cavs at one time or another, and really don't understand it, either. Sometimes they need to wee, then they need to poo, but not in the same trip. India has needed a drink of water, like your little girl. Sometimes I think they might be hungry or they just have lots of energy and need to be up.
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    After all that fuss, she slept on the bed til I woke up just before 11!

    We were told that she's been spayed but there is no apparent scar.

    Don't know why she hates the crate so much...it's a real problem.

    Thanks Cathy, for posting that your doggies have done this too.

    It was pouring down yesterday and we only went for two walkies.

    That's the only thing that "seems" amiss.

    Mary Alice is just sooo loud when she howls....oh, my!!

    Thanks for all the responses, please cross your paws that it doesn't happen again!!

    Merry Christmas everyone!!

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    Jake had some episodes where he just freaked out for no apparent reason. He's 4 years old and has been with us since day one. All of a sudden he would flip his head around like he heard something, then slink around the house with his tail tucked and cower. It was really weird. We went through it for several weeks. I took him to the vet and everything checked out physically. On the advice of several people I learned to ignore him when he started it. If I gave him attention and tried to comfort him it seemed to feed into the behavior. When he would do this I would let him basically get it out of his system. No overt comforts and concern. Sure enough he eventually worked himself out of it. Never did figure out what caused it.
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    Thanks Cathy,

    Mary Alice didn't appear to be frightened, she was very energetic and happy til I crated her.

    I thought she just needed to go outside for a pee or whatever.

    The problem, howling, barking and running around began when I returned to bed.

    She kept jumping on both of us, licking like mad...wouldn't stop.

    Hubby thinks she needs a "five mile walk"...lol....as he's yawning his head off! ;D

    I feel so bad for her.....we don't know everything she's been through...its' tough to know what's wrong. tx.

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