It is not a secret that bichons love to be with their people. They were bred for companionship and do NOT like to be left alone. EVER.
As you all know though....there are times that they must be left alone. We experience "issues" with separation anxiety when we travel because if we want to go out for dinner or lunch, we leave the dogs in the air conditioned RV until we return. We have a time limit. They are never left for more than four hours. That is an absolute hard deadline.
Many people do not understand why. Most people in fact. Friends of ours say..."how can you live like that??" The answer is easy. Chloe and LadyBug have feelings. Real, honest to goodness feelings and we do not like to hurt them.
When we leave them alone, they get hurt. It is as simple as that. Of course, they get over it because they are overjoyed when we return!! We can be gone four minutes or four hours, their excitement is exactly the same!!
Well...to get to the point of this story...the girls can look out the windows and they know very well just what mode of transportation we take when we leave. Yesterday, upon returning from lunch, Ben opened the door to the RV and the girls came charging out to the car....I was just gathering a few things and he knew that they would run DIRECTLY to me. Which they did. They jumped in to the car and absolutely, positively refused to get OUT of the car!! In their minds, if that vehicle is going to take their mom and dad away...then they were going to stay in that car and then they wouldn't have to be left alone...EVER!
It literally took us about a half an hour to get them out of the car!!
Lesson learned...All car doors must be closed before the RV door is opened!!
Please enjoy the pictures I took of the girls' taking the car hostage!!