Additional note: I have made a vet appointment for this Friday. I am crossing my fingers that an antibiotic will be the fix we are looking for. Until then, poor Mollie spends her days in the dog crate and her nights shut in our room. No more wandering around to give us her non-verbal cues that something is wrong. We've got it Mollie, no need for any more pee signals!
Oh, and thanks to all for the comments. I needed a little boost - I've been crawling around on my hands and knees, like I am the puppy dog, trying to sniff for any more pee. I don't deal well with that smell. Then again, who would?
I have a dog. She's a pretty cute dog. We call her Mollie. We got her before we had kids. We called her our training wheels. When friends found out I was rocking our tiny puppy at night, trying to soothe her fears of sleeping in the crate, they said I needed to have a baby. But I had Mollie. Mollie came to be a great friend. She eventually came to sleep in our bed, we took her to the dog run, we bought her special treats and chews. She has really been a great dog. Suddenly we had to plan if we wanted to go out of town. We had someone else to feed, water, take to the vet. She's been a good dog. When we did have kids, she responded just as we had hoped. No aggression. Maybe a little jealous and pouty, but never aggressive. When we moved here about a year and a half ago, we decided to try to let her stay out during the day. Never had a problem, it was great. Have I mentioned that she's been a good dog? Until now.
Mollie has decided to start peeing all over the house. She only does it in rooms where we have area rugs (on our off-white plush carpet that shows every little spot) so we don't ever notice it right away. Now we're noticing it. We have a mess. And we keep finding more. I am at my wit's end. She is about 1 accident away from the pound (okay, not really, but I am mad).
We've pulled up all the area rugs and I'm cleaning any residual smells or spots. It's gross. Alpha Dogma recently wrote this great post about her dog. Her great dog. I thought, "Gee, she's got a great dog. I've got a great dog too." Now this.
Mollie, dear, I hope you get over this soon. I really haven't the time or patience to continue following you around begging you to pee pee outside. I just don't. I'd appreciate it much. Thanks.