Miss Princess

I dropped Miss Princess off to get her hair cut this morning.  She always gets nervous about going.  I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm going to abandon her like the idiot we got her from.

She actually had a panic attack about 2 weeks ago.  We were messing around (not that kind of messing around) outside in the camper.  I had left all the dogs in the house.  The boys snuck out and Princess got left inside.  Then I let her out and she saw that the boys were in the camper.  I think she thought we were going to go camping without her.  For about a half an hour after we came inside, she was in freak-out mode.  Panting, shaking, crying.  I sat next to her and told her how pretty she was and that we'd never leave her.  She eventually calmed down.

Then the other night we had a really bad storm.  Tornado watches, hail, lots of wind, and stuff.  She freaked out again. 

So this morning, I told the vets assistant about it.  (She gets groomed at the vets.)  They all know that she has been abused and neglected.  The vet's assistant said that lots of dogs are on medicine to keep them calm.  I'm just not sure that I want to drug her.  Maybe I could give it to her once in awhile if I know something is going to happen that will freak her out.  Anyway, I'm going to talk to the vet when I go pay for her hair-do after work.  My mom is going to pick her up around noon so she doesn't have to be there all day.  She's not spoiled at all.

Miss Princess has struggled with her weight since we got her.  Poor little thing, I can relate.  She got weighed this morning.  She's lost 1.3 pounds.  I guess we're going to have to keep walking so we can both have nice figures this summer. 

My little diva


annoyed army wife said...

Oh, poor sweet little doggy! My tiny one, Allison, has never been abused or neglected (but acts like we're terrible people when we raise our voices a tiny bit) always hides under the bed when she's frightened. I'd feel bad with her if it wasn't so freaking annoying getting her out. I hope Princess has a nice time and can calm down.

MrsB said...

she's super cute!
my dog growing up had to take "calm your ass down" pills (thats what we called them) before tstorms or the vet visit because he would work himself into convulsions. poor guy.

MiMi said...

Awww, poor baby! My parents give their dog a chill pill before fireworks, storms, etc. It really helps the poor lil guys.

MrsMcDancer said...

Poor little princess :( My first pup {family dog} had been abused. She was soo skittish. Hopefully you figure out something that helps calm her down.