By Hiimhaileypotter - 14/07/2014 22:48 - United States - Fredericksburg
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#12- They stay in the kitchen when I'm gone (I was at work), and the FML is really that I forgot thunderstorms were in the forecast. I was supposed to have turned on the stove fan to help mask the sound, but I forgot. :( Lol. It's not really a huge deal. Just a minor inconvenience!
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I would assume it'd happen regardless. It's not like you could have taken the dog out in that storm to do its business. If anything, you couldn't taken it to the bathroom if you knew, but it'd still be a mess. That sucks, though, and poor dog :/
It might have happened regardless, but it might not have. If there was a person there to cuddle it might have kept them just calm enough to not shit everywhere. If my dog hears thunder when he's alone he goes crazy and tears the house apart, but if I'm home he just sits on my lap and shakes.
You can't complain, you're being paid to watch and take care of them and that's part of the job
I have dogs that I look after who shit anyway on a wonderful day right after I let them in from being outside for a good while. It happens, OP.
#9, That's not normal... If your dog is pooping inside even after having the chance to go outside it means either he is extremely unhappy about something and is trying to show you he's upset (this is very common with animals who feel neglected), or he is not trained at all and doesn't realize he's supposed to go outside and not inside. Either way, it wouldn't be too difficult to fix.
As the grandchild of two professional pet sitters, I can insure you that I've seen worse, and my grandparents have seen WAY worse. One time at my grandparents' house, a Labrador Retriever with a cyst-like bump on his tail was staying over at their house and the cyst popped as he was wagging his tail and drops of blood sprayed all over the dining room and on the kitchen and China cabinets. It looked like a "massacre", to use my grandmother's words. But it's still one of the most memorable pet sitting mishaps for me, and I still think it's funny (especially because the dog was not hurting, he was just wagging his tail, blissfully unaware that blood was going all over the place). It puts a smile on my face whenever I think about it. You too might look back at this and laugh one day, OP.