Canyon The Cutie

I’m not sure why, but ever since Emmie left on Sunday, Canyon has been really clingy and protective with me. Usually, when Huib goes to work, I go upstairs with the dogs and read in bed. Once everyone has had their treat for following, the dogs settle in their spots; Cessna on her love seat, rogue on the bed with me and Canyon in his crate, but lately Canyon has come over to the bed and asked to be invited up. On Monday night when he did this for the first time, I thought he maybe had a stomach ache and needed to go outside. He’d put his paws up on the edge of the bed and then I’d get out and take him downstairs. When it kept happening, even minutes after we’d just returned from outside, I decided to try inviting him up. As soon as I called him up, he jumped up and settled beside me for half an hour. After the half hour was up, he got off the bed and settled beside me, but on the floor.

I was pretty worried about Canyon, so kept texting Huib. Canyon isn’t a snuggly dog, unless it’s on his own terms, so having him want to sleep with me was a really strange change. In the morning when Huib got home, he checked Canyon over and couldn’t find anything wrong.

We then went up to bed, Canyon went directly into his crate and fell asleep. Huib told me that Canyon has been going over to where Emmie slept on the Saturday and Sunday to sniff and that he has also seen him sleep in those spots, so he is wondering if maybe he is missing her or missing having a golden in the house.

I’m not sure what has caused this change, but it seems as though Canyon only wants to sleep with me when Huib isn’t home. I asked Huib if maybe we need to consider going to golden rescue for a friend for Canyon, but Huib thinks he’ll be okay to wait until we get our puppy in the spring.

Canyon sitting with a wooded trail behind him.

On Fridays when I go to class Huib brings Canyon to wait for me at the bus stop. He took this picture while they waited.

Comments

  1. Maybe too many friends and coming as of late. He’s just making you’re still there. LOL

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