singles and dogs?
I haven't posted here before and just found the site. I am divorced - for 20 yrs. now and never re-married. I am 58 yrs. old. My daughter gave me a bichon dog on a trial basis since I have never owned a dog before. The dog belonged to one of her clients who has breast cancer and sadly just went into hospice. The dog is 3 yrs. and 3 months old, "Briana" is her name. She is a nice dog but is used to LOTS of attention because her prior owner was retired and with no family, this was her baby. I work 40 hrs a week and counting driving time I am away 9 hrs. a day, plus I attend church on sundays and am generally gone for 4 hrs., plus the usual errands, time with friends, etc. Does anyone here have a dog that they leave while they are at work and other times and how do you think the dog has adjusted or not adjusted. I feel like I don't have enough time to make a good life for the dog leaving it so much, but maybe they can adjust? Thanks for any responses, I am really in limbo over this.