Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fargo, the Wonder Pest.

As you all may know, we have a chihuahua. He thinks he has earned the title of "King" in our household especially since Chris has been allowing him to sleep with us at night. He comfortably wiggles his way into the middle of the bed and pushes both of us to the edges. While doing this he also manages to steal most of the cover as well.

Lately, the main concern is his "potty" habits. He was doing just fine until recently. The dog will now wake up between 3 and 4 in the morning and jump off of the bed and walk in circles until we escort him outside. This behavior is extremely annoying. We do not like to hear the pitter patter (spelling?) of little feet on our carpet at those hours of the morning. I am afraid just to let him continue walking in circles (not for the fear of him just becoming dizzy and passing out, that would actually be alright), I do not want him to lay a "big one" on the this is what we are dealing with, not any life changing event, just a lot of dog poo!

Since our children are grown enough to sleep through the night, we did not have night duty any longer (YAY).....but now, Chris takes a night, then I take the next. Who would have thought it would have come to this....Marital Dog "Dootie"!!!


Andrea said...

I'm sure that's terribly annoying. I know we struggled with our new puppy when she was still inside. Does Fargo have free reign to food? If so, take it away about 2 hours before you go to bed and then make sure he does his "Dootie" before bed and maybe that will cure it...atleast that's what the vet recommended for our pup.

On another note, we wish we could have seen you guys when you were up in Indy last month. Maybe next time.


MommydeSmith said...

Well, the sad thing is that he is not really a puppy anymore...he is 2 and just rotten.

We do "the take the food away" routine, but he is "stores" it up special, I think. Thanks for the tips, though.

It would have been great to see you guys. Time just wasn't on our side this time. Definitely next time!