Hi Everyone, I apologize in advance as this post is going to be a downer - I just need somewhere to vent. I think everyone knows that I love my B's to death so this post is not meant to scare anyone into thinking I am going to put them up for adoption or anything, they are my dogs and they will stay my dogs until the day they kick the bucket. There's my disclaimer.
Now, UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH %^&@##$% ^#$^&&#!!!!! Tayda (Fanconi-afflicted) is peeing in the house more and more often. Especially this time of year when it's getting colder - she just refuses to go outside, and then she'll pee in the house. I'm not talking accidents or UTI type peeing in small amounts. She just purposely empties her whole bladder. She also just basically doesn't listen to us anymore. She often doesn't come when we call her…if she's inside she won't go outside, and if she's outside and we try to call her in, she won't come either. It's like she just doesn't like us anymore. Pilling is getting harder and harder, she is learning to resist us more and more. She is downright afraid of my husband now so I have to do most of the pilling. She is not afraid of me, but she definitely doesn't cooperate with me prying open her mouth to pill her like she used to. She seems to be also afraid of the stairs and doesn't want to go up or down them. So last night my husband was trying to coax her up the stairs so we could go to sleep, and when she wouldn't come he went down to pick her up and carry her upstairs (one of us does this almost every night) and when he picked her up, she started peeing. He was obviously not very happy about this. When we're not home we have her in a large crate during the day with a pee pad on one side and her bed on the other. She figures it out about 50% of the time, and the other 50% I come home to pee on both the pee pad and her bed. So I do laundry about 3 times a week just for her. She gets up at least once per night to pee, and if I don't hear her and get up from bed within about 15 seconds, she'll pee on the floor.
Sigh... Lenny is fine - the worst thing he does is eat Tayda's food when she leaves it in her bowl - which I don't like because I have mixed pills in there and when he eats it, I have to make her food all over again. I just have to get better at closing her crate door if there is food in there still.
We have a 7 month old at home right now so of course our tolerance for these things has decreased dramatically. I actually think having to get up in the middle of the night for the last 3 years to let Tayda out helped with having a newborn, but now having to get up for him, and for her.... it's just too much - I get no sleep! And I obviously do not want pee all over the floor with him starting to crawl soon.