Last night our dog cowered down to difficult child. He has never done this before. Our little guy said the dog kept yelping when difficult child held him. They were home for about 1 1/2 hours alone today. I hate them being alone but both my parents have passed and my in laws live an hour away. My sister who usually watches them had to take hubby to a cardiologist. Anyway, he picked up the dog and petted it saying "see i'm not a monster". This scares me. He also got mad last night because we made him stop popping fire works (he had been warned 3 times that he was to close to the house) on the 4th time he had to quit for the night. Well, he got mad and burnt himself. This is the first time he hurt himself on purpose. Should I be extremely freaked out, or is this just par for the course?