Sunday, March 06, 2011

The House of Poop

So it would seem that Mr. K and I have moved from The House From Hell to the House of Poop.
When we first moved in, just over a week ago, our three miniature Dachshunds-Aria, Balloo and Doc-decided that their potty training no longer applied and that they could use the carpeting throughout the entire house as their very own gigantic pee pad. In the week or so that we have been here, the inside bathroom mishaps have decreased and we think Doc is the one doing most of the indoor pooping. We have only had him for three weeks and he was a kennel dog until we brought him home. He is already eight months old and did not have any kind of house training. That alone helps us to understand his choice of toilet a bit more.
On top of the inside pooping, we do get them to poop outside in our back patio area. It's not a huge area, but it's big enough for them to run about even with the patio table being back there. The other day I was hopping around like a fool, tossing a Kong ball we had just purchased for all of our fuzzy family members, and I hopped myself right into poop. Every day I go on poop patrol, but as a blind person sometimes you miss, either that or someone went without my noticing and I didn't get it picked up before I plunked my shoe down in it. At least I was waring shoes.
On top of the dog poop we have had a human poop problem. Well, actually we're not sure if it was human or dog, but our main floor toilet over flowed. At the time I noticed it, I had just run in to wash my hands and there was water on the floor. I didn't think anything of it and carried on. I knew Mr. K was better at fixing toilets than I was, so I opted to wait for him to get home.That was probably a bad idea. By the time he got to it, the door had been closed all night and apparently what I thought was just water was waste product as well. The bathroom smelled horrible when he opened the door! We had been flushing paper towel down the toilet after we had cleaned up puppy poop-I know, toilets don't like paper towel-so it is entirely possible that this is what it was. Regardless of where the horrible stench originated from, it was not pleasant. Thankfully with some fantastic plungering by Mr. K and a few Swiffer Wet Jet pads and a lot of cleaner, the bathroom has been restored to its original state.
As you can see, our housing situations have been interesting, but if I was given the choice between the House From Hell and the House of Poop, I pick Poop.


Frankie Furter said...

Hello New Furends,
In answer to your question.. YES you still have time to put Items into the Auction... It has been extended!!! THANKS in ADVANCE.

Sorry about your poopy messes.
I have tried twice to Follow you.. Blogger is being Poopy too. I will try again.
Dachshunds ROCK you know!! hehehe

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Aria, Balloo, and Doc good to meet new furends.
I had to try about 87 times... BUTT I finally got the Follow thingy to work. Whew. I will be sending your info to my Cussin Sarge... he will want to follow you too.

Jess and Glacier said...

Hi Franky: thanks for following us...and thanks for your effort to follow us. :) We love Dachshunds around here too. We would love to meet your cousin. :)

Frankie Furter said...

I furgot to give you the info about putting your item into the auction.
send pic and description plus min. bid.. if you have one in mind.. to


It will be grrrreatly appreciated.

Brooke, Phoenix, Cessna, Aspen & Canyon said...

Hi Jess & furry family, it sure sounds like you guys have had quite an interesting move and transition. I hope your little ones learn soon to use the outdoor potty instead of all the carpet. I'm not sure if it's possible, but have you thought about trying to keep Doc on leash with you so you are aware of where he's relieving and it will also give you a chance to figure out if one of the others may also be adding to the mess. I did this with the puppies and then with Canyon who had been in a kennel sort of setting for the first six months of his life. He was only allowed off leash when I knew he had peed and/or pooped and I knew he didn't have a lot of water. He seemed to catch on within a couple weeks with this arrangement so I'm wondering if something similar would be helpful for you guys? If you aren't totally sure who the indoor reliever is you could try and have one out for a period of time and then try another - giving them each a chance to be free and show you how good they can be. Just some thoughts, but I'm not sure how things work with littler dogs...

Amber DaWeenie said...

What poopy problems you have. It'll get better. Be patient as hard as that might sound!