Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Was She Mad at Me?

For the last few days, Jasmine has been peeing in the house.  I could have understood a “stealth” pee if I had neglected to take her outside in a timely fashion.  She has been squatting in full view of me at very odd times–mainly when I’ve been busy with household chores and not paying full attention to her.  However, I was sitting on the couch the other day, and she started going on the carpet about 6 feet in front of me.  I tried to stop her and admonished her, but instead of cutting her off, she started moving away, leaving a nice little trail behind her.  I quickly got her to go outside, but by then, she was bone dry.  She did this for three days in a row, but has since ceased.

I wonder if she was showing some of her unhappiness at my recent absences or if she just doesn’t understand that it’s not acceptable to go inside.  When I ask her to go outside, she happily runs outside and does her “business.”  However, she’s never provided us with any cues to her needing to go outside.  She doesn’t bark.  She only whines when she wants me up in the morning or if I’m in the shower and she wants my attention.

I’m not sure what spurred this recent round of broken house-training, but I’m hoping that she’s over whatever caused it and we can continue to have a relatively pee-free house.

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Me and My Shadow

Jasmine is my little shadow. Everywhere I go, she goes (well, except down the street on a WALK…oh I hope she gets over that soon). Just imagine that little face looking up with anticipation at every corner…oh, it really melts my heart! It’s also fun as we both run and romp down the hallway. For a little dog, she makes a lot of noise when she runs. She sounds like a little horse galloping down a corridor and her little ears bounce with each leap!

Jasmine can be a little “stealth dog” as well. All of a sudden, she’s right behind me. I have to be careful or I’ll have a squished dog! Regardless of what I do, it’s so nice to have her near. Even though I haven’t had a solitary moment in the bathroom in 4 months, 😀 the companionship and devotion is something to behold.

Dogs rule.

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