May 15, 2005

Doggie Woes

We have a dog. We have a very good dog. He is kind, he is gentle, and he is very, very old (almost 13). Old men often become grey. Old men often have difficulties walking. Old men often have poorer memories. Old men often are a bit leaky. And the same for old doggies.

Coming downstairs to find our gentle beast has sprung a leak is not very fun. Except for the above difficulties, he is a happy old man, and I would like him to remain a happy old man for as many months or years to come as possible.

I also don't like yellow puddles on my floors.

Dog lovers; ideas? Knowledge that you can share? What can I do aside from blocking off an area for him to remain in and covering said area in newspaper, or attmepting to diaper him at night?

Posted by Rachel Ann at May 15, 2005 08:39 AM

Wish I had some good advice, but I don't.

Give the old guy a scritch behind the ears for me though, OK?


Posted by: Light & Dark at May 15, 2005 11:47 PM

There are disposable indoor dog toilets (pads) that might do the trick. Their intended for house training but I think they'd do very well for dogs on the other end of the age scale too.

Posted by: Jim at May 16, 2005 06:34 PM

We're in the same boat. Our old guy is sixteen, and during those times we're not around for extended periods, he's in the spare room which has a vinyl floor, and we leave chucks out for him. Chucks are the disposable pads referred to by Jim. I don't know that there is another solution, but as long as he's comfortable, he stays with us!

Posted by: Mark at May 16, 2005 09:15 PM
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