Whether you were referring to yourself or someone else, at least once in your lifetime you’ve used the word backsliding.
It’s my personal favorite go-to-word when it comes to dieting, exercising and eating right! #constantstruggle
The term backsliding means –
to start doing something bad again after you have stopped it
Let me tell you – Jaxson’s been backsliding big time lately!
Meet his new BFF Mr. Bissell…
As soon as Jax saw his friend roll off the moving truck, his obsession to hear Mr. Bissell’s low whirling sound across the carpet got the best of him.
Quietly he must have yearned for a whiff of that fragrance from the cleaning solution inside the tank.
Whatever his fantasy #whoknows he has been “backsliding” ever since.
I cannot get Jax to stop peeing in my house!
It is driving me crazy!
There is no rhyme or reason for this behavior. He is 10 months old now.
I could understand –
- if this was an issue before we left.
- if I saw this behavior while we were in transient housing.
- if he was alone in a new house.
Since none of the above is true – I cannot understand why this is happening now!
Based on his lack of symptoms I doubt seriously if he’s got a medical problem (i.e. kidney infection).
It’s more behavioral – yet I can’t put my finger on it. When I look at the list of possibilities, they really don’t match #allbutone
Behavior Problems –
- Not enough house training #IthoughtIdidagoodjob
- Urinating to show submission to another animal #nothisstyle
- Urinating when excited – loss of bladder control #neverhappens
- Urinating when afraid/anxious #nope
- Marking territory #hestillsquats
- Separation anxiety #alwaystogether
- Drinking too much water, which leads to urinating more #possiblewinner
“Drinking too much water” is the only one that best describes our little problem.
We inherited a well manicured, large, flat, fenced in yard that Jax adores…
…and since there’s a screened in porch for Harley to put his paws up in and relax while remaining bug free #nowords …
…we spend a great deal of time out there.
His tinkling escapades have no set time, pattern or location. He’s fully aware that he’s violating rule #1 –
I shall not pee in the house
But rather than show any remorse, he chooses to whip out his million dollar smile …
…and watch me dance with Mr. Bissell. #sowrong
I’ve decided to go back to basics and watch his water intake especially during the evening hours. That’s when most of our “mishaps” seem to occur. I won’t restrict water intake – I’m just going to increase potty breaks.
I’m willing to share some responsibility here. Pawhaps, I’m not reading his signals correctly. #gottafocus
Quite possibly he’s still trying to adjust to all these changes in such a short period of time. #hebetterhurry
What’s your take? Any suggestions?
ONE MORE THING –
Allow me to introduce you to my new BFF. Little Ms. Clorox Urine Remover #loveher…
A clorox solution that is safe for carpet 🙂 #thankyouJesus
She gets the urine smell out better than any other product I’ve ever used. #girlfriendisthebomb
MAKE THIS A GREAT WEEK – PLEASE PRAY THAT OURS IS A DRY ONE!