December 14, 2019

Wailing Sam!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:59 am by Aleksan

Old Sam gets separation anxiety now that he is a bit deaf and has visual problems. I go upstairs on my stair lift but sometimes he gets stuck at the bottom and loses confidence, making a wailing noise that tears at the heart strings. Three things give him the psychological strength to gallop up the stairs. 1. I shout “Gallop up” very loudly. 2. He is shown an edible treat at the top of the stairs – Penny’s method. And 3. If I wail back from the top, showing my own need for him. Basically he can climb the stairs when he wants, but needs the magical power of connection to get him going.

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