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a rude awakening
a rude awakening
Since he was a puppy, Jake has always slept by my side in bed. In winter, he would push his way under the blankets, with me holding them up for him, and plunk down back to back. Better than a heating pad for my aching back.
When Luna joined us, he started grabbing the spot up by my shoulder. For years now, most every morning at 3 am, Jake would stand up and stare at Luna until he woke up, growling, and relinquished that spot to Jake. Who would again slide under the blankies with me. Then this past year, Jake started sleeping so soundly he would just sleep right through the night, and not move to under the blankets until dawn or later.
Then last night, right around 3 am, Jake was on his feet, staring at Luna until he woke up. Luna grumbled, but got up and moved to the foot of the bed. I held the blankets up for Jake to push under. He positioned himself and plunked down in place.
I started to wrap my arm around him and…WHAT THE CRAP?!?!?!
And I do mean CRAP. When he let go to plunk down he really let go and suddenly I was face to face with 4 big poops!
Poor boy was mortified. I was horrified. Luckily, I had a fresh set of sheets waiting to be re-made. Luckily, the poops were nice and firm, so didn’t make too big a mess.
This morning I’m just a little saddened. I reviewed yesterday’s activities: we were outside 4 times for 20-40 minutes/each. First thing, noontime, 4ish and then last thing. I’ve been watching his muscle tone decline fast and I’ve noticed in recent weeks he sometimes starts dropping poops while walking outside; I guess this is just another sign of him aging. I may have to find some indoor diapers or something for him though.
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