It’s Monday. I know this because mum’s alarm went off and we all had to get up early.
I don’t like Monday’s for two reasons.
- The humans all leave the house for the whole day and leave me all alone
- I have to spend the day in my kennel.
Since the male humans have been away, I miss mum even more when she’s not with me. All weekend we are together all the time, and then Monday comes and I am so lonely.
I don’t like my kennel. I don’t understand why I have to spend the day in there.
Can’t I please, please be left free in the house?
No Sabrina, you have to go in your kennel.
Please, just this once? I promise, I’ll just lay here on the blanket and not move. Pleeeeeese?
Looking cute isn’t going to help you. It’s kennel time.
Why, why do I have to be in my kennel?
Because I don’t trust you not to potty in the house.
And now we get to what I really want to talk about today. Before I was rescued, I would potty wherever, whenever I wanted. I didn’t like having to potty so close to where I slept, but I didn’t have much of choice. After I was rescued, I suddenly had all these potty rules: I could only potty outside and I had to get a human’s attention to be let out. Sometimes my humans don’t see me waiting quietly at the door so I have to take matters in my own paws.
Soon after I came to live with my humans, I found out about the basement and the soft carpet down there. The carpet feels like grass on my paws – warm, dry grass. Just the feel of that carpet makes me want to potty. It’s kind of like the outside; it’s just past the door that leads to the outside, but better. I don’t have to wait for anyone to let me in the basement, it never rains down there and I found out that the cat….the cat goes potty down there.
Why can’t I just potty down there? I won’t bother anyone to let me in and out, I won’t track in muddy or wet paw prints and then I won’t have to be in my kennel. It’s the perfect solution. Besides, the cat potty’s down there.
The cat has a litter box, that’s where he’s supposed to potty. He doesn’t mess on the carpet. There is a big difference.
So I just started sneaking down and going potty when my humans weren’t looking. I guess they found me out. A new vacuum cleaner was bought that washed all the yummy smells out of the carpet and then this appeared.
What’s a pug to do?