thanks for all of your loving posts. not sure what I would do without your understanding, advice and encouragment!!
I have been with Tillie non stop the past few days, since her last 'accident'. She hasn't had anymore, BUT SHE 'found' an 'accident' last night. It was VERY interesting...
My husband has been sleeping in the living room because he is sick and snoring, so he hasn't slept in bed for over a week. Anywho, last night at bedtime I really wanted to spend some 'normal' time with Tillie and since my husband was out I decided to let Tillie snuggle with me as we usually do at bedtime. She happily climbed all over me and then snuffled up under the covers on my husbands side. I lifted the blankets and was watching her very closely... well as she was snuffling and digging in the sheets, she all of a sudden started frantically sniffing and then FROZE. panic over took her face, she BOLTED out from under the covers and straight to her crate... huh? So, of course I investigated, I didn't feel or SEE anything unusual.. then I got down and sniffed. yup. at SOME point in the past week, she pee'd on our bed. It was completely dry, but unmistakable in the smell... comforter, right down to the mattress.
On top of church, taking the kids Christmas shopping, cleaning, making cinnamon rolls, finishing some gifts, I had to take the comforter down to the laundromat to be washed. My husband actually tried to stop me from doing that. WHAT? like I WANT to be doing THIS, 2 days before Christmas???? ack. SO, of course I went to the laundromat. I explained to my husband that if we don't wash EVERYTHING, with bleach and get the smell out, she will have a 100% chance of this happeneing again, because she SMELLS her own pee and it signals her brain that THIS is where she should PEE. roar.
Anywho, the bedding is finally all clean, and I need to put it all together again.
Angie... I may take you up on that offer to see your vet. We'll see what her vet can do to help first, I'll keep you posted. thanks
I will call Tillie's vet tomorrow.. not sure if they will be open, I know there is something wrong and somehow I will figure this out. We all miss Tillie.
I tried to take her for a walk tonight. epic.fail. She would barely walk at all. It wasn't very cold, maybe 50 degrees... she wouldn't walk, had her tail tucked under, whole nine yards.
Does anyone know, it is common for thyroid issues to pop up anytime in their life?
My son is coming around and Tillie is very thankful, she has given him full on body wiggles several times today. It is very obvious that she misses being the center of our family... my daughter has never had a strong bond with Tillie, so I don't see Tillie missing her much, if that makes sense. To have my sons love and my devotion will hopefully get her through this... and all of you to help ME get through this.