Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tempe, AZ
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What days have you had with your puppy that are building your character? Mine was yesterday. At nearly 8 months, we still have a lot of housetraining issues, leading to a labyrinth of fences and gates with Abby doing pretty well enclosed in her every-enlarging area of doggie door access study leading out to the hallway. Yesterday I installed my new 48" Regalo step through gate, which would give her a little more access without allowing her in the newly carpeted master bedroom.
I must have been hasty in tightening the springs though. I returned home from teaching a knitting class in the evening to find that Abby had knocked over the new gate and was happily eating the styrofoam packing material I had left on the other side. While I was then attempting the reinstall and tighten down the springs, she ran into the bedroom and proceeded to throw up on the new carpet. Seeing that, I put her on the bed, where she has always in the past been safe reliable. Clean up proceeded, gate more or less secured, tea poured, time to settle down.
I got into bed, slid my feet under the covers and. . . .found the huge wet spot.
In all of the coming-home confusion, I had forgotten to walk her outside.
I adore my little Abby, but some days are easier than others.