Friday, March 18, 2011

New Carpet vs. Tibby

Tibby is potty trained.  Or was, until temptation came in by way of the new carpet.  Before the carpet was even installed - it was still partially rolled up - she had 'christened' it.  It happened while I was at work.  Really got to stop going to work and leaving other people around Tibby
Well, maybe that was just a fluke.  They weren't paying attention and she really needed to go.  Although I would like to mention that I told them to leave the baby gate up (again!). 
This morning I was playing with Tibby in the living room on the carpet.  She had gone outside to potty and when she came inside we started playing.  One second she was playing (with me!) and the next she squatted and tried to pee on the carpet!  I picked her up really fast and took her outside.  Unfortunately, she was successful (just a tiny bit).  So I spent the next 1/2 hour cleaning the carpet.  Before she peed she didn't sniff around or act like she needed to go. 
Well, this is not good.  Tibby has it out for the new carpet.  I want to have carpet, but I also want to have Tibby on the carpet.  What to do? 
Prepare yourself.
No one seems to talk about this,
But I can't be the first person to have done this.
Diapers.
Yes, diapers.
She only wears them when we are going to be in the living room on the carpet.  Otherwise she runs around 'naked'.  So far she hasn't had an accident with or without the diapers.  She asks to go outside just like she normally does.
  I'm going to be brave and admit it - I LOVE these diapers!
Why didn't I think of this a long time ago?  Now when we go to visit friends and family I can relax.  I don't have to watch her like a hawk and ignore everyone, because I'm terrified she will accidentally pee on their carpet. 
I don't know why carpeting is so attractive to her, but hopefully she will realize that she can't pee on carpeting, just like she can't pee on tile and hardwood. 
Does Tibby like the diapers?  Well, she doesn't seem to know that they are there.  She jumps, runs, shakes, rolls and tears around like she normally does.  Proof?  See the video below.
Tibby is wearing modified Luvs diapers.  I couldn't find anywhere in town that sold actual dog diapers.

3 comments:

scotsmad said...

Every time we get our carpet steam cleaned. kendra has to christen it! Once its hers again, she stops. Very annoying.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Sagira said...

So happy we can post comments again. There for awhile we were trying and it said you had to be a team member?

Anyway...that is very strange that she is now starting to do that with the new carpet. We had the same thing happen with our new leather couches. Our cat decided to pee on it. I was NOT a happy camper at all.

Elyse and Riley said...

Ah, this answers my diaper question from the other post...I should have read this one first! Sometimes dogs just can't resist new things. My parents' 12 year old dog decided she would chew off the corner of my brand spanking new wooden dresser! She was about 5 or 6 at the time (well out of the chewing phase) and had never chewed on anything else since we had had her! She couldn't resist that new wood smell. Hopefully Tibby will get the point soon that she's not supposed to pee on the new carpet and the diapers can come off!

Elyse and Riley