Some may laugh and roll their eyes (like the guys at work), but I have separation anxiety from my little Miya. I feel guilty when I leave her for more than an hour or two at a time. At work, she's all I'm thinking about. If I'm out with friends, I'm thinking about her. Tomorrow, I'm going for an 8 mile run in the morning and I'm feeling bad to leave her. Then, later in the day, I was invited to a BBQ. I asked my friend if I could bring her bc I didn't want to leave her alone all day. I'm very over protective too. I'm going to Florida for the summer to stay at my moms for 2 months. She has 2 big dogs and her house isn't as clean as I would keep mine, meaning things for Miya to eat. I'm already stressed out thinking about it! I will vaccuum and yada yada and the dogs are sweet, but just the thought of Miya being at my mom's while i go to the beach for a day or something, it's nerve wrecking! I know I am probably being ridiculous, but I just hate to not have her with me. I feel like I am being unfair to her by leaving her in a bedroom when I'm not home. I take her outside every chance I get that it's warm bc I feel guilty that she's been inside. We go to the pet store all the time! She's a very happy doggy and loves me as much as I love her. I know the simple answer is that it's unrealistic to take her with me 100% of the time, but I am stressing over small things. I wish I could not be so protective, but she's so small and I feel like I need to protect her. You know how a new mother is with her baby (afraid to leave her with anyone else)...that's how I feel..She is 6 months old and this is my first dog and she is absolutely 100% my best friend. Does anyone else experience this? How do you deal?