Well, leave it up to me to think I have come up with the most genius idea on the planet only for it to turn out a total disaster.
Tanker has had this “excited pee syndrome” (yes, it’s a real medical term even though I just made it up) ever since I’ve had him. For some reason (I’m sure because I’m a horrible dog mommy), it has gotten a bit worse lately. I’m trying to research and learn how to fix it but in the meantime, I purchased a doggy diaper. I try to put it on him when I take him to other people’s houses out of respect for those people’s carpets.
It’s amazing how a creature that weighs barely 9 pounds, drinks water strictly twice per day, can pee this much. He pees when someone first pets him, he pees when he gets rubbed on the belly, he pees when I first get home and am trying to let him out. It’s amazing. Sometimes he even pees so much when I take him out, he falls because he has hiked his leg for so long.
The doggy diaper is a denim type material and is washable. Plus number one, it’s washable. You buy separate inserts that are essentially panty liners, place those in the diaper, and place on your dog. Spontaneous pee is instantly less of a problem.
I haven’t had the diaper in my possession due to leaving it at a friends house and just got it back today. I did not realize however that I am out of the liners that go in the diaper. Petsmart is the only place I have been able to get these and they are closed for the night.
SO………insert genius plan here. Since I am a woman and have been blessed with the gift of a visit from Mother Nature once per month….I have enough femine product to make a padded mattress! So, why not just use one of my maxi pads as a liner in his diaper?
Well, I’ll tell you why. Because my “overnight”, Always brand, double thick, extra-thick winged maxi pads take up the whole diaper and when wrapped around LITTLE Tanker, hilarity ensues. I have zero idea how this happened but his back legs were automatically sprawled out so far apart that he couldn’t walk unless he literally hopped on his front legs and swung his butt around from side to side. I couldn’t recreate it if I tried. I would’ve loved to have videod it or to have taken pictures but I’m pretty sure the animal curelty peeps would be at my door quickly. Tanker is looking at me like I’ve completely lost my mind and that he would probably attack me if it wasn’t so much trouble to drag the maxi pad with him.
Oh well, it will have to do for now. I put him in his bed hoping that he’ll be ok. Until……I hear this horrible comotion going on in his cage. I promptly go to his aide to find him without the diaper on, and his feet stuck to the sticky part of the pad. I swear he looked like a yorkie on a padded white surf board. As horrible as I felt about putting him through it, I have to admit that I almost peed myself!!!! He of course does not find this amusing.
I finally get it off of him and decide that for tonight, the diaper will have to go and I’ll have to deal with any spontaneous pee. Poor, poor Tanker! No wonder I don’t have children of my own!