Piper is doing very well. She was almost at a month with no accidents inside..and then she peed on the floor. Ooops. She has abandoned the bell entirely and will whine to go out.
At her last trip to the vet she weighed just a touch more than 7lbs.
We had her spayed 8 days ago, after talking to our vet about it. The surgery went well, but we did have some vomiting for a few days, first from the anesthetic and then because she was gobbling food. All has settled back into a regular routine now thankfully. We have done some "spot washing" and I think we are all looking forward to her first full bath post-spay. LOL
She has fit into our family very well and my younger two have started to really bond with her as well. I love watching them all together.
My oldest has been having a lot of asthma issues. They started shortly after we brought Piper home and have escalated to her needing to be on her maintenance inhalers again, which she hasn't needed in years. We shaved Piper down, in hopes that it would help, but so far no change. We wipe her down (the dog) every time she comes in from outside and bath her often. Any other suggestions on what to try? (ETA: We also have very little carpet, a vacuume with a filter, we keep Piper out of the kids bedrooms, and other general things, like washing often, etc.)
Also, we need to go away for 5 days and we aren't able to take Piper. The lady who grooms Piper is going to watch her. I am happy because she will keep Piper in the house with her and Piper knows her. I am going to take her kennel, a few toys, her food and her blanket. Any other suggestions to make the stay easier for her?