March 30, 2010 at 9:40 am #64140
Hi all, just wondered if any of you could help me with a slight problem,
Fugley, 17 year old female, is obviously old, but I just can’t wake her up in the mornings. It is fine at weekends (and today as I am off sick with horrible cold), but on days when I have to go to work, I am really struggling.
On sunday, I got up at eight, milled around, fed the dogs, let them out, did the housework and vacuumed. Fugley did not get up until 12.15pm. Yesterday, I just had to give up and go to work, and the poor girl obviously peed and pood indoors. Today, I got up at seven thirty, did all the usual stuff, and she is still curled on on the couch looking divine and peaceful.
Can anybody think of anything I coud do to help get her up in the mornings? I have tried the kissing, cuddling, removing blankets, making noise, encouraging other dogs to bark etc, but nothing seems to work. Obviously, I don’t want to do anything unkind, just kind but effective.
Any ideas welcomed.March 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm #74093ValMember
The only thing I could suggest is putting her on a lead and getting her up, as it’s not good for her to sleep on a full bowel and bladder
ValMarch 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm #74094
That’s a good idea Val – not one that had even occurred to me, I’ll try that tomorrow.
Thank you.April 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm #74095
Hi Val, I tried it and it didn’t work.
I’m just going to let her get on with it and let her pee indoors – poor love has earned that right at least.
🙂April 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm #74096ValMember
Don’t give up better for her to move :ok:
Another way I used to do this with one of my old beardies that would of slept 24/7
Collar and lead round neck and a towel round the belly and lift then walk good for the dog bad for your back LOL I did find once she has sort of tottered for a few steps she started walking especially if she could smell a bit of chicken passing under her nose
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