I’ve been watching the dog with my new guinea pigs. I totally understand his behaviour now. He’s frightened of the guinea pigs so barks at them, and I suspect he would kill them given half a chance because his fear would go away. But he knows I’m protective of them, so he doesn’t know what to do. He’s no longer barking. He’s just sat staring at them. I thought he was guarding them, but I think he’s actually stalking them.
My husband is frightened when he sees me happy because it threatens his very existence. He has been genuinely believing that he cannot live without me and if other people make me happy I’ll not be bothered about him anymore. I can’t help him with this until he realises it himself.