Abby will be 13 years old Feb 28. I know that she is getting old and to me it's a slow process as I am with her all the time. Tonight it struck home just how old she is.
Tuesdays are long days now with me going back to school. Abby went potty at 8.30am to 8.45am as we took a 15 min walk this morning. I did not get home till 9.30pm tonight so that it a long long time to be inside. She was all happy to see me and when she got on the kitchen floor her back legs gave out and in her struggle to get up (I was in the bathroom) her bladder let loose.
I felt bad for her. I try not to give pets human emotions but I could tell that she was upset. I just petted her and told her she was a good dog, best dog ever!
We went out and took care of the goats and took a little walk up the driveway and back. When back in the house I went to the bedroom to remake my bed (Abby likes to un-make it for me)
and I saw small little poops on the bed. This has happened before, I think that she sleeps so hard now that her body no longer can control itself. I took all the sheets and blankets off and tossed them in the wash. I truly am not upset by this. I love her and she is old. That's just the way it is. I am going to get a long runner for the kitchen so that she has better footing when she has to cross the kitchen floor. I think that will really help her.
Also, no, there is not a way to come home and let her out. Work and school are tightly scheduled.
Come summer time I will be able to leave the back door open so she can go outside if need be.
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