Monday, March 19, 2007

Pee Pee Outside

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?
Sadly, meet my new best friend. The Bissell Spotlifter.

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.


Jacqniel said...

Uh oh, time for the vet. Sounds like Mollie has a bladder infection! Antibiotics will resolve your problem, I should think. Good luck! Jacque

Mimi said...

She might be sick, for sure ... I hope she's ok. Best wishes.

Michelle said...

I don't have any experience with pets and why she might suddenly have started doing this; but Jacqniel sounds like a good answer - time for a visit to the vet to make sure everything is ok?

She is a cute dog and I hope you get to the bottom of this soon!

Alpha DogMa said...

The Wonder Dog had these issues once - turned out she had some...lady issues. The pills were very very expensive and we regretted not giving her a normal name so we could get her on our health plan.

I've tagged you for a meme. Hope you are a music lover!

Jenifer G. said...

Yes, one of my dogs did this once and it was a bladder issue. I still gag when I smell Pine-Sol....