I have no control in my house

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I'm rudely awakened in the morning by Jewel.


    Then Buster joins in. He's not sure why he has to go out, but if Jewel has to go out then he must have to go out, too. 'I HAVE TO GO OUT, TOO! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! *lick lick lick* *pounce on the belly* I HAVE TO GO OUT, TOO! I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I HAVE TO GO OUT, TOO! WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!'

    So, I stumble out of bed - can't even focus my eyes - and take them out.

    They just stand there. Sniff the air. Look around. Sniff the air some more.

    After a couple of minutes, I'm going back in. Ask them if they want to come. They just look at me.

    I get inside, take off my sweater and my shoes and sit down to go potty.


    This repeats several times a day.

    Then at night, it's Puddles. He likes to go outside, but only at night. And not when it's cold. But he has to think about it.

    So, he steps onto the patio. I'm standing at the door. He's looking at me. 'Are you staying out or coming in?' He just stares at me.

    So, I have to play this little game with him. I close the door. Lock it. Stand there for about 30 seconds. Open the door and he comes slinking in.

    This repeats several times a night, too.

    The animals have taken over.
  2. Jena

    Jena New Member

    Sounds like the animals have taken over!!:cool_dog:

    So, I'm guessing trying to get them on a schedule isn't going to work?? LOL

    That would drive me insane. No one but a baby should wake a sleeping mom at night :)
  3. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    OH I gave up control of my house to the animals a long time ago. They own the house they just let us stay here to take care of them.

  4. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Ummm...........wait. I thought you were writing my daily routine. YOU have the same one?

    Sadly the animals were so much better behaved when difficult child was here. What is that about? The irony!!
    Maybe it is reflective some sort of discipline deficit I have??:tongue:

    None the less - they are driving me up the wall lately. I can relate. I need a dog nanny.
  5. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Are there treats or food involved? Mandy gets husband up early because she knows that she can go potty then come in to a nice bowl full of food and fresh water. Then it's back to bed until I get up.

    Bubba is big on thinking that if he goes outside, he gets a treat. This is totally our fault. But he'll "have to go out" and when you get up to let him out, he circles behind you and heads to the kitchen. He got really bad about it a few years ago, particularly in the winter when it is raining. So, we threw his butt out in a downpour and let him sit there for a couple of minutes, and he got nada when he came back in. This slowed him down quite a bit. I mean, if it's raining, he can "hold it" until noon or better in the morning. He doesn't like it cold and wet. He's not living in the right part of the country...
  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    LOL! I can relate, too. Have you seen that show on Animal Planet or Channel? It's about dogs that are out of control. (Yes, difficult child dogs) Of course, they have the behavioral specialist come in to teach the owners how to make the dog behave. It's MST for dogs!!
  7. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    It's funny, none of our animals ever bugs me when I am sleeping.

    I tihnk it is because they know I don't fall asleep easily and they like me.

    husband says it is because when i do sleep I reach out and flop an arm at anything that touches me. so they go to HIM. ROFL, because with his apnea thingy he doesn't wake up for anything. So the cats sit and play with the tubing, smack in in the face for the fun, etc.... all evening and into the wee hours. It is really quite amusing to come in and watch if I have been in the other room.

    I am sorry they won't let you sleep. Jennifer had that prescription for that medicine my parents used to give the cats when they had to go to the vets or when we moved across country with one of them (chlorpromezine). Maybe if you got really desperate for some sleep?

    But heck, maybe even benedryl for the cat for a night's sleep? Used to give my under 10lb cat 1/2 of a 25mg caplet when I needed to bathe her (very rare - ONLY when she got into things! She could be MEAN when wet!)
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    The nice thing about a fenced in back yard is that you don't have to let them back inside. And unless it's nasty out, their first morning potty session is a longish one. Mostly because it also allowes Aubrey to eat her breakfast in peace. Image 2 pairs of huge brown eyes staring at your food.......and well......Aubrey caves and always shares which means she doesn't eat enough. lol

    And it's the reason Nichole will not be taking the baby gates with her when she moves. :D

    Molly is in no rush to go out. Too much of being left out while we went to school. (that's what I get for letting her socialize and have fresh air and sunshine) Sometimes we can't get her to go out until late afternoon and have to force her at that. If the weather is bad she'll wait until she's ready to explode.

    Betsy still sleeps in her crate so she's not bugging anyone. :rofl:

    However Nichole used to bring the dogs in to wake me. Until the last time. Betsy jumped on the bed right on me....and she is NOT small. I came up growling and swinging and scared the daylights outta her. She hasn't been up to wake me since.

    Can't help it. I don't startle awake well. I come up fighting. lol

    Had a basset many years ago. She used to sleep under our bed. husband got up early for work one frigid winter day. I roll over to snuggle what in my sleep I believed to be husband. Few minutes later I open my eyes to find I'm nose to nose with Holly the basset. She'd gotten under the covers and her head was on the pillow just like people. And I swear she was grinning from ear to ear. :rofl: That morning I woke laughing. She was one special dog. :)
  9. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Nope, no treats for going outside. Learned that pretty fast with Jewel.

    I think they just like showing me who really runs the household. :tongue:
  10. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I should add that Jewel is on steroids. Not that she's much different not on them, but it certainly intensifies things. And Buster is just a spazz.

    And Puddles...he's just a brat.

    Funny stories. None of our babies are spoiled or anything. :rolleyes: