Join Date: Jul 2011
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Carpet Cleaning = Tough Day for Maccabee
A few weeks ago, we spent 5 days at my fiance's house and Maccabee had zero accidents. When we brought him home, he peed on the carpet and has had several "accidents" since then. Although I use an enzyme cleaner recommended by our breeder (Icky Poo Away), Maccabee has continues to pee in the same areas when he does have his "accidents." The "accidents are not frequent, but often enough that something had to be done.
Since he was perfect at Scott's house, I decided that we need to have my carpets professionally cleaned. I also purchased a new piece of vinyl for under Maccabee's expen. Maccabee was in the kitchen while the carpet was being cleaned. When the guys left, I returned to my basement office. Within minutes, Maccabee started crying and howling (I had never heard him howl), even though he had a litter box, his bed, water, a bully stick and plenty of toys. After listening to him howl for a while, I ended up bringing him downstairs. I was able to go through my emails with him on my lap, but I can't really work like that so I put him back in the kitchen. But the howling started again. The sound was so odd, that I thought maybe he was hurt. Nope. Just lonely and annoyed. I brought the portable pen, his litter box, and some toys down to the basement and he is in my office with me. He is not happy to be confined to the smaller pen, but at least he's not crying. He's too busy detaching the bottom liner from the sides (it is held on with velcro strips).
I can't lay down the new vinyl sheet and set up his expen until tomorrow. I guess Maccabee will spend the afternoon down here with me and this evening he can hang out with us in my chair or on the couch.
Like the title says, carpet cleaning = a tough day for Maccabee.
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