So much for the genius invention of the diaper wrap with the vel-cro closings. When our sweet doggie got better he determined that the diaper had to go. Naively, I thought we had the perfect break through for incontinence in older pets. Even replacing the vel-cro closings with safety pins, when he got stronger, he still figured out how to work his way out of it and leave it laying.
The good news though is that “our best friend” doesn’t need it and is on his way back. At this point I still let him out often during the days but can back off to every 90 minutes at times. I stay up until 1:00 a.m. to let him out and then my husband gets up twice during the night and I am back up letting him out again at 6:00 a.m.
I doubt that everyone would be as concern about their pets peeing on their carpets as we are, but we have an appreciation, for both our home as well as the most loyal person in it. As loyal as my husband and I are to each other, It is doubtful, we will ever get so excited as our dog does to see each other when my husband comes home from work.:) We couldn’t even match that when we were newly-weds!
The peeing definitely interfers with our sleep during the night and rules out any napping on my part during the day but to see him back to being his old perky self, jumping up on the sofa and bed, makes the efforts worth it all. I’m glad we did not react too quickly on this. He is as happy as if he had good sense.
The bad news is that it definitely keeps us home on weekends but we are hoping that he will just keep improving, at this point, and getting stronger kidneys as he does. I never dreamt one little doggie could pee s-o-o-o-o-o much!