Urine For It

Pee. It rules your days and nights when you have young children but then oh happy 2-ply pee pee dance there comes a time when the planets are aligned and everyone under your roof is using the toilet without your supervision and you are no longer shelling out a small fortune on diapers and filling up the land fills (no I did not cloth diaper….you can yell at me for that if you like) and you contemplate throwing a party the day you retire your Diaper Genie.

Then BAM your first baby, that sweet flop-eared puppy you brought home from the animal shelter just a few months after you got married, is suddenly eligible for doggy AARP and is peeing in your house almost every other day and you find yourself shrieking “Don’t step in that PEE!”

Thankfully warmer weather has finally arrived in Nashville (it’s ‘bout damn time Mother Nature) and we can shut both Bailey and our other dog Jack in the back yard for the day.

Add to the pee mix the fact that Miss A could soundly sleep through a freight train barreling through her room which leads to her occasionally wetting the bed and well…it’s fairly peetastic around here all the time. Honestly I can’t remember the last time a week went by when I wasn’t cleaning up pee. It’s probably a good thing we have girls since I’ve heard little boys have their fair share of near misses around the toilet.

Last night I stepped in the same doggy puddle of pee on the kitchen floor twice. I thought I’d cleaned it all up but I had on my glasses and because I’m blind as a bat I missed all of the puddle the first time. I’m hoping that Bailey’s incontinence can be blamed on the steroids we’re giving her for her back because I’m so not ready to buy diapers FOR MY DOG.

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I'm Jamie, a 40-something Nashville mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel between soccer practice and supper. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My former beach bartender husband founded MouseCalls Computer Services. We have two daughters, three dogs, and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

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Comments

  1. Ug isn’t it true?!!

    Hugs,
    Holly

  2. I swear – you win for best post titles. You come up with great ones!

    We are newly out of diapers (yeah!) and the dog is hanging in there (knocks wood).

  3. I feel your pain! I’m trying to potty train my 2 year old (using cloth training pants – messy!), and we finally house trained our puppy not too long ago. At least the cat consistently uses her litterbox 100% of the time! (She’s my A+ ‘child’).

    Yesterday, my 2 yo pooped in her pants and I had to rush upstairs to grab wipes since it was not a toilet paper job. When I came back, she was sitting on the area rug and had left quite the mess! Ugh!

  4. amie palenchar says:

    Maybe this will make you feel better: my friend has a 15 yr old Schanuzer, Max that is blind , deaf & possibly has Parkinsons. Max is know as the mayor of his neighborhood as he cluelessly wanders around. He

    has recently become incontinent as well. Max has slept in the bed with her 8yr old twin boys since they were out of the crib.The dog & the boys are insisting he sleep there for his last days_ he wets the bed EVERY night. I might also mention she has a total of 5 kids who attend 5 different schools, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 birds, and a ferret. Bless her heart- she needs all the blessing she can get. Hang in there girl& be sure to wear flip flops in the house :)

  5. Amie,

    You’re friend is a modern day St. Francis. ;)

    And Amen to the flip flops!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Urine For It =-.

  6. Poor old Bailey girl.

    Little Man is potty trained but in pull-ups at night. Usually he’s dry in the morning but sometimes he wets his pull-up. Apparently they aren’t actually designed to hold pee. Every time his pull-up is wet, his bed is wet. What is the point of those things?
    .-= EG´s last blog ..It Has Sprung =-.

  7. The Grayson dog followed the bug man around the house the other day, well actually ran from him room to room. When I went to see him out we both looked down and he said “I didn’t spray there”. What a guard dog, huh? :)

  8. There’s something genetically tolerable about your own children’s pee. It’s still disgusting, but it’s manageable, most days. Pet pee? Brings it to a whole new level (as much as we love our four-legged friends). Hope spring stays for you and Bailey can spend most of her time outside.
    .-= Stacia´s last blog ..An Open Letter

  9. Yeah, it does get annoying when there’s pee all over the place. Gotta always have a handy cleaner to rid of the smell quick before it settles on something.

  10. I agree with Stacia—I can tolerate my child’s pee, but dog pee? Disgusting! I’ve never been a pet person, and reading about your “peetastic” life reaffirms my commitment to enjoy other’s pets and limit the animals in our house to those that are stuffed.

  11. James Brown,

    Ask your vet to prescribe some Proin. It’s for urinary incontinence in dogs. The Scout Monster was on it for the last year of her life and it helped with bladder control. She still couldn’t hold it for hours and hours like she did in her younger years but it does stop the incontinence where they pee and don’t even realize it. Scout would be sound asleep and we would see puddle spreading on the living room floor around her. That’s when the vet prescribed the Proin. Poor ‘ol girls, they can’t help it. And, if we live long enough, we’re likely to need the Proin equivalent for old ladies!

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