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Thursday, April 10, 2008

blame it on the rain.

this morning, kolby pooped in the house. i'm blaming the rain. and not my adorable, perfect, sweet little kolby boy.

i mean, it was pouring. and he's new to this loft living. he didn't really like the walk to the elevator or the time inside it. i had to pull on his leash to get him to walk out of the lobby into the downpour. and the doggy bathroom area was full of puddles. and he's so little and he probably got cold and stuff. he did pee outside. so that's good. i praised him. brought him inside, and locked him in the bathroom with me as i showered. then, i fed him and gave him his very favorite squeaky lamb toy. he ran around with it in his mouth, biting on the noise-maker spot. suddenly, the lamb stopped squeaking. and his collar stopped rattling. and i knew something was up. sure enough, there he was, pooping behind the couch and on the rug. solid poop at least. but seriously. i was mad.

in my best "alpha dog" voice i said, "no! kolby no!" (the exclamation points were most definitely included in the way i enunciated that simple phrase.)

then i remembered what his foster mom told me. "kolby always poops about 20 minutes after eating." duh. i fed him right before i got in the shower.

so, new plan. kolby does not get breakfast. instead, he gets lunch and dinner. thus, i hope to avoid more pooping in the house due to mommy being in a robe and unavailable to take perfect, smart kolby boy to the doggy bathroom.


  • At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Milli Vanilli - wow. I haven't thought about them in quite some time. Now I can't get that song out of my head! ~Tara

  • At 1:55 PM, Blogger Faith said…

    You could just change the time you feed him in the morning...maybe get up a teensy bit earlier?

    Jake poops about 10 minutes (or less) after he eats.

    Making him go for more than 12 hours between meals (as would be the case between dinner and then lunch the next day) just seems like it'd be a bit rough on the little guy. But I dunno...I'm sure a vet would know best, so whatever they recommend might be advice to follow!

    I'm just jealous that he walks when you put his leash on him. Jake is 5 months old now, and we have to drag him once we click the leash on his collar. He neeeeds walks! Why won't he take walks? So frustrating...

  • At 2:01 PM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    oh, i meant i'd feed him at lunch and then again at dinner. so just spreading the feedings closer. i dunno. i'm going to ask the vet on friday :)


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