Hey everyone! All is well here, but I would love some input on a strange issue. So Lexi has a bit of separation anxiety, as I’ve probably mentioned. She is crated anytime we leave the house and she is completely comfortable and happy in her crate. John’s brother, Christian, moved out here with us a few weeks ago and works as a waiter, so he is usually home most weekdays. When he’s home the dogs are both out in the apartment with him and he takes them outside for us throughout the day, which is awesome (especially since John and I are gone for 10+ hours some days). Christian has known Zev his whole life and is awesome with both of them. Lexi has come to trust him rather quickly and by his reports she is a complete gem for him. She is not angsty at all while we are gone and is really easy and laid back for him.
We have noticed, though, that she will not drink while she is alone with just Christian. At all. The minute John or I get home, she greets us at the door happily and then goes straight to the water bowl in the kitchen to drink, sometimes a LOT. I’m not exaggerating, either – without fail every weekday for several weeks now this has been a pattern. As soon as she says hi and gives some kisses she makes a beeline straight for the water bowl. I’m curious if anyone else has ever dealt with this before. It isn’t necessarily a problem so long as she’s drinking a good amount overall and not dehydrated…but I have never heard of a dog having a reaction like this before! I’m sure it has something to do with her separation issues, and maybe it will eventually go away like many of the quirks she used to have. Anyone ever dealt with this before?