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Getting Attention

YetiWell, well well, what’s this? A puddle? Yeti has figured out one sure way to get our attention. Pee on the floor! We’ve kinda decided that she is to stay in the kitchen unless we are explicitly watching her. This works great, however, there is about a 15 minute span in the morning (about 7:20 to 7:35) where I am in the shower, getting dressed, and generally not paying attention to the Yeti-monster. Well she doesn’t like that one bit, so I guess peeing on the floor seems like a good plan to her. Today’s puddle broke the 3-day no-accident streak we were on, but nonetheless, things are looking up.

On a side note, what am I supposed to do when this happens? I believe I’m supposed to put her outside, no scolding (cause I didn’t catch her in the act) just clean up the mess and let her back in as if nothing has happened. But is she going to learn anything from this? Everytime she goes out she expects a treat now. (Bad A.J.! Bad A.J.!) I think we’re going to have to rework the whole going outside/pottie/treat experience. Maybe we’ll ask at puppy class tonight.

This all kind of reminds me of a book I used to read when I was younger. It was in the Soup series, but I forget which one it was. Soup on Fire maybe? Anyways, Soup and Rob are talking about owning a ranch, and Soup says that he’d fly down in his biplane (it’s set in the 30’s) to Rob’s ranch to visit.

“And you know how I’d get your attention? I’d pee out the window!”

Which I always used to think was so hilarious! Anytime you needed some attention, just pee on something! Flying by in a plane, just pee out the window!

I’m no longer thinking it’s quite so hilarious…

Categories: Yeti.