The past 10 years have gone really fast, and I've experienced more panic situations than the old "now and again" panic attack. It has gotten to the point where I am so attached to my little dog (I live alone, divorced) that I absolutely hate leaving him. Worse yet, he is a true lap dog that is like a baby, however extremely smart and knows my every move. He is at my heel, he cuddles with me on the sofa, he is childlike. What's worse is his anxiety when I leave but then he gets so upset in the car from fear, I can't decide whether it's best to leave him at home or take him. He has to be on my lap with his head under my arm pit or on my shoulder shaking the whole time from odd noises, rain and storms are worst. I won't board him ever unless a death occurs or other extreme emergency, I know he won't thrive without me. I don't know who's fear is the worse, mine or the dogs. Is is possible my panic anxiety disorder is rubbing off on him?