I recently got sober and now I feel everything. And one of the things I worry about all the time is my dogs. I have three so you would think I would worry less because they have each other but everytime I leave the house, I don't want to go. I don't want to leave them. I feel they will miss me (which of course, they will) but it just feels so worrisome to leave. Maybe it has something to do with being recently sober. Maybe I used the dogs to deal with my feelings and now that I'm feeling everything, I am really feeling my own feelings and not theirs. People tell me all the time that "they're just dogs...they don't worry about things the way we do." I guess there is some truth to that, considering I can be gone 2 minutes, 2 hours, or 2 days, and I get the same response. I mean, I feel I need to leave because I have meetings to go to and things to do. Another thing I think is going on is that I just fear people so much. I have always loved animals because they don't hurt others like people do. It might benefit me to get a counselor so I can talk about these things?