My little dog is basically a spoiled baby.
He uses wee wee pads and his bathroom is in the utility room along with his brother Boogie the cat bathroom.
Bo is afraid of storms, rain, and strong winds.
So today he kept hanging out in the utility room crying. I'd go down there and get him thinking that the
storm was making him upset. It was to an extent but off and on all day, he would hang out in the utility
room and howl, whimper, carry on like he was dying. I thought maybe he had a belly ache.
I was doing a survey a few minutes ago and I heard him in the utility room again. So I go down there
(it's a step down), and again, when I would tell him to go up the step, he wouldn't and when I would begin
tp pick him up, he would take steps backwards.
Guess what was bothering him?
I had washed a heavy rug in the washer and it caused the washer to run over a little which resulted in a
throw rug I had below the step, to get wet. I took the throw rug and placed it in the garage to dry out and
also decided it was time for a new rug in that area. In fact, I will receive the throw rug I ordered for that
area tomorrow....actually more of a welcome mat than a rug.
I want you to know that Bo was raising cain over that rug not being at the bottom of the step. I went out
to the garage, got the rug, put it at the bottom of the step, and I swear I think I saw him smile. He ran on
up the step after that, happy as a lark.
Actually it does make sense. Bo only weighs 6 pounds and the step is a big step. He can't manage very
well without a rug being at the bottom of the step.
I think it's funny how pets have a way of letting us know what they want....some times.