Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Day with the Pee King of San Mateo County
The dog I had charge of during today's mobile adoption was a Chihuahua mix named Canelo. I just call him the Pee King.

We were at a local pet store. The Pee King (Or PK) decided that not only did he have to mark his territory on every corner and parking meter between my car and the store, he decided he had to mark everything in the store too. PK peed on $100 dog beds. He peed on a $75 cat tree. He peed on crates, boxes, bags, counters, tables, chairs, and umbrellas. In spite of the pouring rain I took him for 6 walks in 3 hours. I'd walk him in the rain, patiently waiting while he peed himself dry. When he lifted his leg and nothing came out, I'd go back into the store ... where he'd promptly lift his leg and pee on a table.

The store personnel couldn't have been nicer. They wiped up puddles and brought over plastic training pads for him to pee on. He never did stop peeing the entire day.

I was SO happy to get home to Cipher (The World's Most Amazing Cat, Screw You if You Don't Agree tm) who never pees on the furniture.

Not surprisingly, the PK didn't find a home today. Maybe next time ... provided there isn't anything to pee on.


In other news I stumbled across the funniest wedding "toast" ever. I don't know this couple (but I'd love to meet the guy making the toast!) (Sorry, Husband.) but this song his absolutely hilarious. By the end I was laughing so hard I was afraid I'd wake up Husband and the cat. (Have I mentioned I'm going through a lovely insomnia phase?) Anyway, if you want a good laugh, check out this bit of creativity. I'd love a friend to do something like this for me!


The Calico Quilter said...

I guess the miniature pinscher next door was the Pee King's first cousin. He marked constantly. I figured that it was because he wasn't fixed, but it's very irritating - not to mention detrimental to the shrubbery. I would suggest witholding liquids next adoption day. Seriously, talk to a vet about whether the behavior will subside if he's neutered or the poor baby will never get a home. And make sure he doesn't have something like a urinary tract infection.

Kittie Howard said...

Hmmmm, maybe PK has a thyroid problem. Or maybe PK is related to my neighbor's dog...nuf said.