Photo by Parker, see his foot there on the right?OK, so you know I have this pug who I love/hate. Max. He was my first baby. I took him everywhere and dressed him up gave him fries when I picked up McDonalds for my big tall hubby. I took him to the annual pug gathering in Cincinnati. I walked him a lot. Bathed him, brushed him, treated him to new toys, all that good doggy momma stuff.
Then we had a baby (Zoe). He took it pretty well. He was still an ok dog. Well we had two more babies (Parker and Tanner) and he became more and more of a dog and less of a baby. My love for Max has not diminished, but my patience has. I know have less time to devote to my pup but I still take him places, give him baths, brush him, give him toys, (no more fries because he has "bowel problems") just not quite as often.
I think he senses my frustration. Do you think a dog gets so "pissed" at you that he will actually go and show it in your house? Max has started to pee in the kids' rooms. Sometimes on their toys or in the closets, always when we are outside playing. OK, I know I used to let him out there with us but my annoying neighbor throws his compost on the ground (not in his composter that is three feet away- a whole different post some other time) so I cannot let him outside freely. He runs over to the neighbor's house and chows down on all that trash and then his "bowel problems" manifest themselves all over my house. We aren't allowed to have a fence because we live on a golf course (golfers have to have access to your yard in case a ball finds its way in!) so I am stuck.
I swear I just want to scream when he does this (sometimes I do!). We have been gating off the upstairs but let's face it, I have three kids (and a big tall hubby) and sometimes they forget to close the gate. So I have one rotten dog for sale but not really because I would kind of miss his snorting self. Grr! That is me growling, not him.