Rescue lurcher... found his secret

(17 Posts)
Flickitysplit Sun 03-Feb-19 15:18:07

This is my first Mumsnet post after many years of stalking using the site for research on many issues...
Finally got to the bottom of my new rescue lurcher’s separation anxiety and wanted to share the solution.
I let him sleep on the sofa rather than in the kitchen on a dog bed.
Turns out his separation was from the sofa, not us.

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WeeTinkerMonkey Sun 03-Feb-19 15:19:21

Are you sure he's a dog, not a cat.. lol

Haypanky Sun 03-Feb-19 16:00:20

My rescue lurcher was much better as soon as we started giving him the run of the house instead of shutting him in the crate or kitchen! Funny things 🥰

CMOTDibbler Sun 03-Feb-19 19:47:55

That sounds incredibly normal for lurchers! Mine will sleep on a dog bed if they really have to (or if one is in the sun) but are normally to be found upside down on a sofa or human bed.

pigsDOfly Sun 03-Feb-19 19:59:42

Bless him.

My dog (not a lurcher) sleeps all over the house in different places.

At night she usually starts out on my bed but she's usually on the sofa in the morning. Her four different dog beds tend to be ignored in the main.

They know what they want.

Flickitysplit Sun 03-Feb-19 22:17:53

He is our second lurcher, first one must have malfunctioned as she’s always been happy in her bed. Happier now though, jumping on the bandwagon and settling in for the night on the sofa!
Love the mention of upside down sleeping... new lurcher does that too, not very graceful.
Can’t see how to quote your name properly CMOTDibbler, sorry, beginner at this...

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RandomMess Sun 03-Feb-19 22:34:56

Isn't it good to know that the sofa rates more highly than you wink

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CMOTDibbler Mon 04-Feb-19 07:59:24

The upside down sleeping starts very early too - I have two four month old foster pups with me at the moment, so four upside down dogs on the sofas at the moment which makes it tight for space!

Flickitysplit Mon 04-Feb-19 09:37:26

Yes, RandomMess, I have been properly put in my place.
I am also developing a technique to slide the dog out of my spot on the sofa as he is all of a sudden extremely heavy hmm

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chatwoo Mon 04-Feb-19 09:43:33

grin at sofa separation anxiety!

Havalina Mon 04-Feb-19 09:53:21

grin sounds brilliant, I had a lurcher and was sleeping on the sofa one night, wondered where he was, he had wedged himself down the back of the sofa cushions hmm

Vicliz24 Mon 04-Feb-19 09:55:10

I have had two whippets neither of whom would even sniff a dog bed 😂 sofas all the way

CandyMelts Mon 04-Feb-19 11:48:15

Ours has never gone upside down, is he broken!? I think he'd get stuck on his bony bits!

Love that yours is so attached to the sofa grin

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Mon 04-Feb-19 12:00:25

Like these sloths??

CMOTDibbler Mon 04-Feb-19 12:17:45

Match the legs to the puppy...

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Mon 04-Feb-19 12:19:53

Lurchers are the best!!
Give me 10 years and I am going to be the Lovely Lurcher Lady.
2 just ain't enough!

Claredogmum Tue 05-Feb-19 08:47:56

I've got a lurcher and two greyhounds and have to fight for sofa space. The lurcher loves to be in between us on the bed and can creep on silently and be instantly asleep. It's hard not to take on more especially when there are so many in rescue. Brilliant dogs.

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