I know I’ve complained about Kona, our 8 year-old dog, before… so I’m sorry to vent again. But seriously. This dog. I thought pets were supposed to bring joy and happiness to your life?? There is none of that lately. Kona adds such a level of stress and anxiety to my life, I can’t even begin to explain. And I know what some of you will say, just get rid of her, but I can’t. She is a member of our family… I need to find other solutions, I’m just not sure what those are. Yet.
In the past 12 hours she has asked to go outside 17 times. Yes, more than once an hour. I did ignore her most of those times, but that meant she was barking quite often overnight. She sometimes wakes the girls, which is beyond annoying when I’m here with them alone so often. We took Kona to the vet maybe a month or so ago, they did a complete workup, there is nothing wrong with her, and she isn’t having accidents in the house, which confirms it’s not a bladder thing. In fact, she probably isn’t even asking to go outside to pee or poop. But then why?? The deer out there she wants to bark at? Or the snow maybe??? We do keep our house around 70F in the winter, mainly because the girls rooms are actually much colder, why I don’t know. Could Kona be hot… But how do I solve that? I’m desperate here to lower my anxiety, I seriously can’t handle two kids alone and a constantly barking and bothering me dog.
This is a little pricy, and might cause more issues than it solves if Kona can go in and out as she pleases. What do you think? Is $600 worth my sanity??