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Thought I was done with Baby Safety items.

March 22nd, 2011 at 03:52 pm

Well tonight I have to measure the wall space of the hallway in my basement. The ONLY carpet I have in my house is on the stairs and the hallway in the basement.

For some wierd reason BF's dog LOVES to lay in the hallways, either upstair or downstairs.

A week ago or so my BF's dog peed on the carpet in the hallway. I don't know if it was stress from the move, if she was marking her new home, if it was too long between when we leave in the morning and when we get home or if she needs to visit the vet because she has a bladder or urinary issue.

Anyway I did not have any shampoo for my spotbot so the stain sat there uncleaned for a few days (I had drill so I was busy) until I ran to the store and bought the cleaner and spray. I am still a bit upset about it because BF said he would clean it up and instead I ended up cleaning it up and paying for the cleaner.

Fast Forward

Normally BF puts her out in the morning and I bring her in when I get ready to leave, well this morning it was raining and she was inside so I was not sure IF BF put her out so I did. As I was walking back to go upstairs I notice the training pad I bought after the last incident incase we are delayed and she can't wait she will use the pad and not the carpet.

Well the pad was used, and based on the pattern it looked like she used it twice. Well I threw it away and walking by the hallway I look over and there was not one spot but two wet spots. So I spent as much time as I could running the spotbot over the two spots before I had to leave for work.

BF said he would pick up more cleaner on the way home from work. He better because I want to have it on hand so future accidents can promptly be cleaned up and not set.

I have desided that I am going to place a baby gate at the start of the hallway. That way at least I can keep her off the majority of the carpet. I then am going to measure the area not blocked off by the gate and I am going to put down a pet training pad then put a rug on top of that.

My thought process is if she does pee on the rug then if it does some how run through, the training pad will stop it from getting to the carpet and I can just toss the rug in the washer.

BF did take her out this morning, so he walked right by the used training pad and the two wet spots. He never noticed the first spot either, my son found it. I fear that if I do not block off the hallway while I am gone my BF is not going to notice if she has accidents and there will be alot of pee stains in the carpet when I get back home.

This morning Mya knew she was in trouble, My son even said she knew she was in trouble because I normally pet her and talk to her and this morning I gave her the cold shoulder except to tell her not to pee on the carpet. She was also hanging her head and not wagging her tail as much as normal, I told my son she gets NO treats today.

If there is another spot on the carpet before BF gets around to paying for the gate I will be very upset. I am going to make him pay for the gate and the rug because it is his dog and I paid for the first bottles of cleaner.

5 Responses to “Thought I was done with Baby Safety items.”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yiii! Cleaning up somebody else's dog's pee! Do we need to shake things up with BF a little? Has he ever started paying you his "rent" or any of the bills? To quote Barney Fife, "Nip it in the bud, Andy!"

  2. LittleMsMom Says:

    Joan.of.the.Arch:
    Technically he was suppose to pay me the 15th because he got paid Thursday the 10th BUT....He made a mistake and this month was his last payment to his Student loans not last month.

    He will pay me the cost of the utilities this Friday because I did say it could wait until this Friday because of the Student Loan oversight.

    He did say he was going to pick up the bulk of the groceries, so starting last week I made a committment to myself to stop going to the grocery store. Why should he head to the grocery store for groceries IF I already bought what we need.

    I know I am my biggest problem. I need to stop enabling those around me to mooch off me.


    ***
    But I did think of a solution to the carpet problem. See when I listed my house for sale the hallway in the basement is not level so the lamenent would not lay flat, and it would rise and fall as you walk over it. When I return from deployment, I will remove the carpet. I plan to seal the cement where any pee invaded the cement and then put down self-leveling compound. I will then put lamentent back into that hallway like before.

    Problem solved and actually solved to a way I like more than the carpet solution for the sloping hallway.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Sounds to me like you have a problem forming with your BF. I agree with Joan...you need to nip this in the bud. Doesn't sound like he is very observant and that will drive you crazy if you don't put your foot down now. It just seems to me that he is not worth all the trouble, based on your posts about him. He is looking for someone to take care of him and if you aren't careful it will be you.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Most dogs cannot hold their urine an entire day.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    It's not the dogs' fault; it's the owner for not letting her out enough or not teaching her correctly. Dogs don't 'know' right from wrong. She will only know that you're angry with her, thus the 'guilty look'. IMHO you should withhold "treats" from your boyfriend, not the poor dog!

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