About ten days ago I noticed urine spots on our carpet. I was shocked as none of our pets have accidents. After separating animals I found the culprit. It was our three year old Terrier mix, Virgil. After a trip to the vet he was sent home with antibiotics and pain relievers with bladder stones suspected as a cause of the urine incontinence.
So there I was with a sick dog that was going to be having accidents for the foreseeable future. A dog that had never once pottied on the floor, and was used to being with his family with full run of the house. A predicament for sure. I didn’t want to shut him on the back porch, but I also knew I couldn’t have him soiling our rugs.
So I started doing some online research and discovered Magasin Reusable Dog Diapers. I was skeptical to say the least. But what else could I do? I measured according to the directions on the sizing chart and ordered a three pack for a little over $20.
The product came quickly and away we went to see how they did. First off, the sizing was true if you measure correctly and follow their suggested sizing chart. The product is sturdy, and fits incredibly well. Virgil was a little unsure at first and walked funny for about the first hour or so. But soon walked normally and didn’t try to pull them off. Virgil immediately peeked up when he realized he got the run of the house once again! It made my heart happy to see him sleeping in his favorite chair!
Three hours in and he had had an incontinent urine episode while sleeping in his chair. The diaper was wet, but him and my chair were dry! I just changed his diaper and popped the other in the wash.
I also tried them on our similarly sized Miniature Australian Shepherd, Booker. He usually has to be kept on the back porch as he would try to mark his territory. These prevented him from doing that. He hiked his leg of course but it was all caught in the diaper! Bonus use!
I give this product four out of four stars! Effective, durable, and a problem solver for many issues!
Thank you Magasin!
So it’s now 2018. In years past I would have already been a few days into my New Years Resolution….Usually having to do with losing weight or organizing my life better. And let’s be real for a moment, I have failed at them year and year again. SO, knowing i will never achieve those, I have come upon something that I can stick with!
I have chosen a word to inspire me in 2018! A single word can be so powerful. This year I have chosen “Truth”. This word just speaks to me. It reminds me to be truthful with others , but also with myself on a variety of fronts such as parenting, and financial ability. Being truthful doesn’t just mean telling your best friend her dress is absolutely hideous when she is asking your opinion; it means really considering things for what they are.
So this is me in the New Year, ditching the Resolution and living a single word.
What’s your 2018 word?!
My Aunt died Tuesday. She was 53 years young and so full of life….until she wasn’t. Through all this I know God has perfect timing. I’m trusting his hand in this and just holding strong for those around me that are shredded by grief and pain and loss.
I put on a smile and hug those that need it most. I retell stories from happy times gone by. Like when my Aunt bought me and my brother and my cousin super soakers (waterguns) for Christmas one year and we played outside in the snow and cold for hours with her climbing trees and ducking around corners to surprise each other with a face full of water. Her smile was radiant. She took me to minister and feed the homeless on numerous occasions. No neighborhood too scary or tough for the 115 lb God fearing ball of love that was my Aunt. She was armed with bibles and Gods light, because that’s all she needed in this life. And numerous other stories I’ll clutch in my heart and retell again and again.
This morning is the eve of goodbye and my heart is breaking for those around me. I’m having a stiff drink and scheduling time with my bible.
Please pray. Pray for peace and comfort and wisdom in this journey.
Water leak….cause ya know the best time to have a pipe break is on a Sunday 🙄.
Great time to put up some more pipe fence. It was really cold! But……
I didn’t really mind because I got to run the skid loader while hubby did the cold work.
Of course we also had to quit work long enough to go to the Veterans Day Parade.
Turns out it rained basically the whole parade. So we loaded back up to go home and work some more……