Okay, so I've heard all the stories of puppies having accidents when they're not supposed to (ie: stores, restaurants, classes, etc.....), but never, not once have I been able to relate to them, because Cobra had never had an accident anywhere, not even as a pup, but yesterday changed all that.
We had just gotten off work and he hadn't gone to the bathroom since that morning, about 6:30.
It was now 12:30 and thought he would be fine while I make a quick milk run in Wal-Mart. Well, he didn't need to go number one but two. I was back by the milk and heading down a more secluded aisle (thank goodness!) when I could feel at the end of the leash, an abrupt stop. I was thinking to myself as I was turning around that he was probably trying to get a piece of food or something that was extremely interesting.
As I turn around, I see it.........arched back, and back legs forward. I quickly try and stop it by getting him to move and sit. I finally did, but a poop clump had escaped. I think only one person saw this, but I'm sure the security cameras got it (great....)
Well, I was going to do a little browsing, but not any more. I grabbed the milk, watched him closely as I made my way to the front, quickly paid for it and left. I then let him go when I got back to the Tractor Supply parking lot.
This sure was an experience and it was my fault because I should have let him go, but I didn't think he would go number 2! Although, poop is easier and quicker ;) to clean up than pee is, so I'm thankful for that.
Well that was yesterday's day. Today we worked for 8 hours then went to a kennel club meeting right afterwards so he's been in his cape about 10 hours today. Loooong day, but it was good for him. I think tomorrow I'll leave him at home to let me (and him, I suppose) recuperate! goodness, these pups sure can be exhausting, but we all know they're worth it!