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Stressful Tuesday

I spent all last week and both weekends in bed, sick. I'm still feeling like crap. Yesterday was the first day I came back to work and boy was it hard to make it through the day. By the time I got home I was just ready to go to bed so I got something to eat and went to bed early.

Brody was actually pretty happy with this situation and seemed to really enjoy being able to sleep with his mommy all day. I gave him a cleaned 1 litre bottle to play with and a couple of toilet paper cores and I'd throw a toy for him if he wanted, but for the most part he was just content to lie with me in bed. He wasn't eating much until I started bringing in his food puzzle toy into the bedroom. It's during situations like this that I'm really glad he uses the Ugodog because I sure wasn't up to taking him out to go.

During this time, Brody's normal potty routine has gotten out of whack and he's going at odd times. So, last night at 4AM he needed to poo. I got up and flushed it down the toilet and Brody went over to the treat table and I gave him his treat. He ran back to bed and was standing where the sheets were thrown back where I had been sleeping. This is pretty normal for him, I always have to make him move so I can get in, so I didn't think twice about it. I crawled back into bed and it was soaking wet! He had peed all over where I sleep!!! Not being amused was an understatement. I'm not feeling well, it's the middle of the night and now I have to deal with this??? So I stripped everything off the bed, tried to mop up the mattress...I sprayed it with vinegar and flipped the mattress...remade the bed with fresh linens, had to find a new duvet for the bed...then I had to change my pee soaked nightgown and go have a shower. While I was doing all this, Brody went and had another poop on his tray. I have no clue why he'd pee all over the bed. Even as a small puppy he never even tried to go on there. I'm pretty certain he isn't sick. I really can't afford a new mattress so I really hope it isn't going to smell.

Finally, I fell asleep again and pretty soon it was time to get up. Ugh. So, I'm tired and cranky. We get to work and Brody always go out in the shop to run around a bit and say hi to everyone. I like to have him in his pen before any vehicles start moving around in the shop. Brody followed my boss back into the shop and then the painter was moving a truck out of the paint booth. I went in the back to get Brody and he immediately ran behind the truck and came within about 3 inches of getting run over by the rear tire. I screamed at him and he stopped (right behind the tire) and I scooped him up. I was SOOO scared!!

However, I think I hurt his feelings when I yelled because he's been pouting all morning.

Anyhow, life lately in the Brody/Tracy household hasn't been so great!

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Sorry to hear things haven't been going well, and I hope you're feeling well soon! I think that whenever our schedule is upset, it effects them too.

We had an accident here this morning too. Kodi ALWAYY goes out and poops first thing in the morning. Dave went down stairs with him, and I stayed in bed for another half hour. Since Kodi is so regular with this routine, I didn't think to specifically ASK Dave if he had pooped. I had a Team meeting to go to, and since I was going to be gone for about 3 hours, I decided to gate him in my office, so he'd have a little more room than just his crate. We often do this for longer periods. His crate is in there, and a water bottle. If it's going to be a REALLY long time (more than 4 hours) I also put his litter box in there. But I didn't even think about it... it shouldn't have been long enough that he'd need it.

I came home, and instead of him meeting me at the gate, as he usually does, he was in his crate. Then I saw that he had pooped on the couch!!! Poor guy, he didn't have his litter box, obviously needed to go, and didn't know where. I'm not sure what would have happened if he'd been in his crate... I might have come back to a REAL mess! Definitely a case where I need to roll up the news paper and hit myself over the head!!! Stupidity to put him in the position where he was forced to make a bad choice.

The good thing is that his poops are firm, so there was no damage to the couch. I put it in the toilet and sprayed the couch down with an enzyme cleaner, then blotted it dry with paper towels. Definitely easier to deal with than pee. Interestingly, he never came out of his crate until I as finished cleaning it up. And he has NEVER been punished or even chastised for making a potty mistake, even as a puppy. But somehow he KNEW this was "wrong".

As far as clean-up on your bed is concerned, I HIGHLY recommend that you order some "Anti-IckyPoo". (you can get it on Amazon) Pam King put me onto this stuff, and it is amazing for anything from accidents to blood stains to cat barf. (we have a lot of that ) It is actually the enzyme cleaner used by law enforcement to clean up crime scenes. It's WAY better than even Nature's Miracle and the like. I haven't seen any sign that Kodi can even find where the cat has barfed after I use it. (good because he will not only eat it, but will continually roll on that spot on the rug, even when _I_ can't smell anything!!! ) If anything can save your mattress, that can.


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Sorry Kodi had an accident. Thanks for the Icky-Poo tip...I ordered some, but it won't be here for quite a while (and shipping was almost as expensive as the product!).

Right now I'm still annoyed at him for that, but I'm still more shaken about him nearly getting run over! That was so incredibly scary. He has zero clue how close it was. The tire was literally about 3 inches from his head. I'll probably have nightmares tonight about it.

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Wow, Tracy, I can only imagine how upsetting/terrifying that would be. It's hard to even want to make myself think about how I would feel in that situation. I don't know what to say about the potty accidents, but presumably once you are feeling better you can start getting him back into his normal routine, and go from there. Did you see a doctor about your illness, and know what's wrong? Sounds like you're still feeling a bit under the weather, but I do hope that you are on the mend!


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Oh Tracy, such a scare on top of everything else. Thank goodness you got to him in time.

It is amazing how our pets pick up on something just not being quite right - Toby was clearly worried about you.

Karen, I have the same problem with my DH. We had poo on the rug a couple of mornings ago because DH took him out to poo at normal time but didn't wait and check that it happened. I thought he had done it outside ....... Until I found it on the rug 20 mins later. Hasn't happened for weeks and weeks so a bit of a disappointment but lesson learned for us.
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Oh Tracy, such a scare on top of everything else. Thank goodness you got to him in time.

It is amazing how our pets pick up on something just not being quite right - Toby was clearly worried about you.

Karen, I have the same problem with my DH. We had poo on the rug a couple of mornings ago because DH took him out to poo at normal time but didn't wait and check that it happened. I thought he had done it outside ....... Until I found it on the rug 20 mins later. Hasn't happened for weeks and weeks so a bit of a disappointment but lesson learned for us.
Well, if I'd been home, he would have just asked me to go out later. Dave just wasn't thinking about the fact that I'd be gone all morning too, and I didn't think of asking him. Stupid people!!!


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Aw man is all I can say, wow! I'm glad Brody's close call came out okay, I probably would have fainted after the night you had. I hope the rest of the day is better and you get a good night sleep!

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I took him to the pet store after work. It's basically his favourite place ever and they just love him there and spoil him. I picked up a big thing of nature's miracle urine destroyer so I can use that before the anti-ickypoo gets here. And a bag of Blue Buffalo chicken jerky for the Brodester.

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What an awful time! Hope you guys have a better night tonight!


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Unhappy Stressful Wednesday for me

At four a.m. three alarm clocks went off and w woke up to Chester howling. Then my dad took him out and fed him breakfast but had to work so put Chester in his crate again. So then Chester is barking again so my dad has to take him out and can't work. My dad forgot to put the baby gate for going upstairs and Chester escaped, ran to my brothers bed, licked all over his face and pooped on the carpet then moved to my room and licked all over my face and I woke up and took him downstairs. Then the rest of the morning was ok till he pooped on the carpet again. We had Chester out a ton of times and so far two poops on the carpet. Same routine happened yesterday. Stressful.


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