Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Out-of-Doghouse Auto-Reply: Update on Issues

When we left our favorite authority-challenging, city-dwelling goofball of a kuvasz, we were all dealing with the emotional trauma of paying NYC $$$$ for Biggie to be left in a basement alone to potty. ("It puts the lotion in the basket! It puts the lotion in the basket!") We haven't talked to the manager of the facility yet, and I haven't gotten a response to my email last week, but that is just as well, since I don't really know what I would say to these people.

In the week since we've all been back to our usual NYC/VT routine, Biggie has pooped inside once in VT and peed at least 2x here in NYC. All when I left and did not shut him up in the bedroom, where he usually sleeps. On top of that, ANY time I left the apartment other than my usual leave-for-work routine, he would whimper, squeak, cry and yelp for about half an hour after I left. Even if P-Daddy was home. Just pitiful to hear a 100-lb "puppy" crying like a baby. (on the other hand, when I left for work he would not be thrilled, but he knew the drill and wouldn't cry.)

We were also considering a kitten, and the day after I put up the kitten poll, our upstairs neighbors just happened to mention that they'd adopted a stray kitten in July that they couldn't keep because their cat, Min, chased him all over the place and beat up on him. Min and Milo's kids were distraught over the whole situation, so they were trying to place the kitten in our building so the kids could still visit him.
And, P-Daddy in a fit of pup responsibility decided to do Biggie's heartworm and Frontline while I was still out of town. Except he read "between the shoulder blades" as "back of the neck," and now the back of Biggie's neck is a big crusty, scabby mess o' skin reaction.
So, lots of stuff going on at Biggie Momma's House. But -
Biggie is currently on hiatus as he is investigating a new kennel. Preliminary reports appear positive. The kitten search is also on hold, since Min and Milo may be working toward a detente after Min saw that Biggie and Milo may be making friends. Cautious optimism is the mood around here. Biggie will report on his issues when he returns.


Peanut said...

Tons going on. Thanks for the update

Kess And Her Mama said...

Ooh..Hope Biggie finds a good kennel soon. We're not kitty fans. You're more than welcome to the lost kitty on our roof except that a 30 hr flight from KL to NYC would be way too long!

Linday said...

I hope all goes well with finding a new kennel/daycare!

Mango said...

Sounds like Biggie is turning into a super Momma's boy. Mango is like that. If Mom leaves the house at the wrong time (meaning any time other than to go to work) Mango just pines away and lays on the deck staring at the garage door.

Good luck with the kitten. Have you met Bajas? http://wrigglebutts.blogspot.com/ He's doing well with his kitty.