We always had German Shepherd's or some version of a GS mix growing up and without exception they were the most loyal dogs! One of their downfalls though was when it came time to leave them- whether for a couple hours or a couple days. We always would arrive home to find the food bowls overflowing and the dogs moping around waiting for our return. They refused to eat, sleep, drink or live while their family was away.
This was pretty much my weekend. Well maybe that is a slight exaggeration. I did eat. :) But I was so MOPEY with Eman gone. I really really wanted him to go- I am so glad he went and had a great boy's weekend, but man did I miss him!!! I could not fill my hours up enough to stop thinking of missing him so I just gave up and moped around the house not doing anything.
So whether that is loyalty or just selfishness I am not sure. What I can say is how much my life intertwines with his and when he is gone- I unravel a little bit. He gets home tonight and I am SO happy!