Hi there everyone,
I have a 22mth old tri colour Cavalier called "JUCKER" who needs a new home. I have recently lost my husband and find myself having to go back to work full time to meet the bills.I don't want him left on his own all day, that would be just too cruel.I love him to bits as he has been my companion through my hard times but I have no choice but to find him a new family.I would like =A3250 for him of which I will then give to cancer research along with the rest of the funds I have raised so far this year. He is fully jabbed up until December this year and he has been neutered.I live in Aylesbury,Bucks,I have to start work in a week so this is an urgent call.07734407541.
Thank you all
Lynne
Hi there everyone,
I have a 22mth old tri colour Cavalier called "JUCKER" who needs a new home. I have recently lost my husband and find myself having to go back to work full time to meet the bills.I don't want him left on his own all day, that would be just too cruel.I love him to bits as he has been my companion through my hard times but I have no choice but to find him a new family.I would like £250 for him of which I will then give to cancer research along with the rest of the funds I have raised so far this year. He is fully jabbed up until December this year and he has been neutered.I live in Aylesbury,Bucks,I have to start work in a week so this is an urgent call.07734407541.
My reply:
Dogs sleep about 18 hours a day.
I can think of no reason that your dog cannot become used to your new schedule. Many, many people have dogs and work full-time.

If you need further advice than you get in this newsgroup, you should consult a local animal humane org. for help with leaving the dog all day.

flick 100785
Dogs sleep about 18 hours a day.

dogs really sleep that much?
Dogs sleep about 18 hours a day.

dogs really sleep that much?

As someone who works at home pretty much. I have very high drive dogs. I get up about 6:30 and we all potter around until I sit down at the computer for good about 8:00 or so. Within half an hour they're asleep, and they pretty much sleep till 3:30 or so. After that they're up for the evening, but by 9:30 are back asleep for the night for the most part.

There's absolutely no reason to get rid of a dog simply because you are getting a job. The dog will be much happier at your house without you for a few hours rather than dumped with someone else.
There's absolutely no reason to get rid of a dog simply because you are getting a job. The dog will be much happier at your house without you for a few hours rather than dumped with someone else.

you got it. my dogs snooze a lot and definitely the entire time I'm not home. Ask a dog and they'd rather stay in a home they know and love than have to start over.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
dogs really sleep that much?

Unless my lazy lot are really different, yeah. Let's see. They're up around 7, go for walk, are fed, and then go to sleep around 9. Khan pretty much stays in the basement till about 4, then goes upstairs to look out the window/nap from 4 to 6. Pan alternates between the office, the couch and her bed during that time, and will go with me if I am up and about, going to the mailbox, etc. We're out from about 6:30 to 8:30, and they go back to sleep after about 9:30 or 10:00, only waking up to go for their last potty walk. From what I can tell, their sleep isn't continuous, as they both get up to change positions, move about, let me know about the FedEx guy, etc.
Suja
dogs really sleep that much?

Unless my lazy lot are really different, yeah. Let's see. They're up around 7, go for walk, are fed, and ... isn't continuous, as they both get up to change positions, move about, let me know about the FedEx guy, etc.

My girls aren't lazy but given a decent amount of exercise they sleep most of the day and all night. Even without exercise they do pretty well. After 2 or 3 days of not getting a run Cala gets pretty pesky but will still sleep 4-5 hours in the middle of the day. That only happens in the depths of winter or mid summer. I don't take them out when temps are in single digits or over 100, and we've had a miserably hot summer this year so there has been less exercise than I like. Viva's older now and sleeps away most days even though she's still very active when we're out and working (she's not quite 8).
Somebody said in a previous post that in the UK it's thought that you should be staying home at least part time if you have pets. Let me assure the original poster that literally millions of American pets are in homes where everyone works full time, and many are very happy, well-adjusted animals. Certainly they do deserve some quality time when you are home and I feel all dogs should get both physical and mental stimulation on a daily basis if at all possible. But there's absolutely no reason to rehome a pet simply because you now have a job.
dogs really sleep that much?

As someone who works at home pretty much. I have very high drive dogs. I get up about 6:30 and we ... After that they're up for the evening, but by 9:30 are back asleep for the night for the most part.

wow, Maui would never do that. He sleeps for a few short naps during the day (maybe 3 to 4 half hour naps) and then his night sleep starts around midnight and ends around 9am. Other than that, he is in play mode.
There's absolutely no reason to get rid of a dog simply because you are getting a job.

I agree, hopefully the poster will change their mind and keep the dog.