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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wee Wee Wee

Son's dog, Brady, often comes to stay at my house. Here he is modeling the latest in doggie fashion, with an expression that clearly says, "It isn't easy being green."

Brady is a Cairn Terrier with more issues than I can count. He's allergic to grass and tears his hair out so methodically that he looks like the poster child for a hair replacement commercial. To keep him from chewing his sides naked, he has his own wardrobe.

When it thunders, Brady barks non-stop. If he's outside, he charges around the yard while barking hysterically as though determined to scare away an evil hobgoblin.

He also has a food obsession and will grab anything edible from your hand, from your plate, or from any other place he can stretch tall enough to reach. Thwarting Brady can make eating dinner a true challenge.

Brady's latest accomplishment is "marking". He will occasionally do this at his house, but by far prefers to do it at other people's homes. Curtains and sofas are his favorite targets. Since this creates numerous problems for all concerned, Brady now has a new piece of wearing apparel.

Yes, it's a doggie diaper. Brady wore his diaper for the first time to Daughter's house on Sunday, since he particularly likes to mark when visiting her. We held our collective breath and discovered...success! Not once did Brady lift his leg. He was a perfect gentleman.

It may sound crazy, but it works. Diaper on when in the house, off when outside. Now the furniture is dry and the curtains remain spot free.

Who'd have thought doggie diapers would become our family's new best friend?


Linda O'Connell said...

Poor little guy. I had a sweet dog who looked like him. Good idea, but don't let the Ram's fans and tailgaters get wind of it.

Unknown said...

OMD never seen the pee-liminator before. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Interesting diaper. Glad it works.

Unknown said...

Yes, we Cairns and Cairn mixes can have lots of allergies...and we can be "barky". BOL But marking in the house...oh dear dawg. I've seen several Cairns with those belly bands on. Thankfully, I do not need one. Glad it is working for you and Brady.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good job Brady
Lily & Edward

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Wow! That's a tough one! Glad the diapers worked!

Ann Summerville said...

He's a cutie. I'm surprised he doesn't pull it off. Great idea.

Sioux Roslawski said...

This is the first time I've seen doggy diapers.

Does Indy and Bogey ridicule poor Brady? ;)

Sherry said...

Think of it as a wardrobe opportunity.

Unknown said...

I have never heard of doggie diapers, Pat. What a wonderful invention. I would venture a "wee" guess that Brady might not think so, though he did seem to be fine with it. Cute pics!

Ryker said...

LOL, I bought one of these for my friends little dog that has excititory leaking. They do work! Wee Heeee!

Tammy said...

Brady is adorable...and so lucky to have humans who hang in there and work with him!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My daughter's little red doxie could benefit from this. He'll be outside for an hour and come in and pee in the first 30 seconds. I'll tell her about this brand and your success so she can give it a try. Thanks, Pat!