I think Dexter is finally getting used to being around Daddy without me. It is not that he does not adore Daddy, because he totally does. Once Daddy gets home from work, whenever he leaves Dex's sight, Dex ignores pretty much everything until Daddy returns to the room. But during the day, when Daddy is gone, he is used to being with me. And when I leave, and just Daddy is here, whether in the evening or during the daytime, Dex freaks out.
It was pretty common that within 5 minutes of my departure, I would get a text from Daddy saying Dex was barking his fool head off. Subsequent texts follow at regular intervals to confirm that Dex is still being mouthy. But lately, he has been doing a lot better.
Granted, I try to slip out unnoticed, but he is no dummy, he knows I am gone. He still may bark a little, or whine, but lately he has been doing really well, and then gets very excited when I get home.
He really is growing up. Now if I could only get him to stop chewing on his blankets.