Ever since Marc rescued Shorty the pug from an animal shelter 11 years in the past, the pair have primarily been joined on the hip.
However Shorty is now 15 years previous, and he simply isn’t as cell as he was once.
Marc used to take him to work most days, however now it makes far more sense to let Shorty keep house and chill out on the sofa. Shorty would a lot fairly be along with his dad, although.
This lovable senior pug had been experiencing such a excessive stage of separation anxiousness each time Marc went to work that he spent his days crying and anticipating his dad’s return. Separation anxiousness is likely one of the commonest behavioral points amongst pets, and it may be very troublesome to search out the proper coping mechanism.
Marc and his spouse, Kristen, run Vintage Pet Rescue in Rhode Island. Based on its web site, “Vintage Pet Rescue is a senior animal retirement home/hospice home. We are committed to rescuing vintage (senior) pets from shelters and assisting owners who can no longer care for their senior pets. We give these animals love, attention, and medical care for the last months or years of their lives.”
Because the couple is well-versed within the artwork of caring for senior canine, Kristen was decided to discover a resolution to Shorty’s separation blues. First, she took a pillow and lined it with considered one of Marc’s previous T-shirts, hoping the scent would ease Shorty’s thoughts each time Marc was away. However that didn’t actually work.
That’s when Kristen’s mother — Shorty’s grandma — stepped in with a artistic and sudden concept.
Days later, a life-sized male dummy arrived on Marc and Kristen’s porch. They weren’t positive if this is able to work, however they had been about to search out out…