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Old 12-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, ove the last couple of days Porter has been peeing in the house. Sometimes it will be right after I let him back inside! He is 16 mos old and has been good on the potty training for a LONG TIME!!! I am wondering if he is acting out over missing Winston. Winston died last Thursday. Actually, Porter did this a LITTLE bit while Winston was having issues on the prednisone. It wasn't Winston's fault to pee in the house, but Porter did it after Winston did. Since Winnie died it is even happening more.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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(((HUGS))) Pheona acted out after Maggie passed. We had a couple pee in the house accidents. She became very depressed & didn't want to listen. It will get easier. We took a picture of the 5 of us plus Maggie, Pheona & Patch (our cat) the day we took Maggie to the vet & had it blown up to an 18 x 24 picture. Pheona will sit from time to time & just stare at the picture.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow. I can't believe she looks at the photo! That is very sweet and sad. I am hopeful this will pass and that he doesn't have depression like Pheona. Poor baby. It's tough when we miss our buddys, isn't it? I am picking out some nice photos to have blown up. I love my Porter, but Winnie was extremely special to me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's good to hear from you. I thought about you a lot over the weekend hoping you guys were doing ok. Porter's probably just confused and doesn't know what's going on. In time he'll adjust I'm sure. I'd say for now just spend extra time with him reassuring him that he's ok. Even if you have to treat him like a puppy all over again with training, it'll just help strengthen your bond and it would probably help both of you to start healing again.

When Riley died Mason didn't really act out, but he was clearly confused about his brother being missing. He would come down to my room and sniff around every day. When I got Riley's ashes I let Mason sniff the urn and he sniffed it for several minutes before calmly walking away. He never came downstairs sniffing after that. I don't know if he could tell that was Riley or if that's when he knew he was gone, but it definitely appeared to be a turning point. That was about a week after Riley died.

Oh, and I know what you mean about Winnie being extra special to you. That's exactly how Riley was to me. I do love all of my other animals, but Riley was my heart dog. It is hard to lose them, but with time it does get easier.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Molly; I too have been thinking of you and your family and even thought how Porter would react to Winnie being gone. Like the above posts have advised Porter had picked up that Winnie wasn't doing well and now he is gone. Porter is trying to adjust and he will need some extra time and attention. Go back to the basics for the potty thing and perhaps use Nature's Miracle to help with the leftover scents from the accidents. Kisses
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Poor Porter is missing his friend.... I think he knew Winnie wasn't well too. I was thinking about you too. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. Porter is just mourning his loss too. Don't worry, he'll get better as you will also. Hugs to you and Porter...
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Aww, poor Porter - he misses his buddy.
Perhaps it's a form of separation anxiety? Maybe he needs another dog to feel comfortable.

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we went through alot with our pack when we lost Roxi tears, moping, accidents, etc. they still have her leash in one of their cages and wont let me take it out I take it out and hang it with the rest they take it off the hook and put it back Brandi still wears Roxis collar (even though it is really big on her ) and they still have her favorite stuffie and even the Queen shreder of the house Bella the lab hasn't touched it it sits in the opposite cage that the leash is in and we lost our rox almost 3 years ago and they obviously still miss her the accidents and tears and moping got better about 3-5 months after she was gone but it took a while
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I definitely think missing Winston could be the reason. Any big changes, really. When I first brought Callie home, I was staying with my mom, our chi, and her lab. The lab was fine with Callie at first but after a few weeks, I think he got jealous. He would walk around and lift his leg on just about anything, Callie's crate included. I think it's just a dog's way of reacting to things they don't understand. Porter might not understand why Winston isn't there and why you guys aren't trying to find him.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish you all the best and I hope Porter handles the adjustment well.
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I'm so sorry to hear about Winston's passing. That is so very sad and my thoughts are with you and Porter. Like the others said, I think Porter's just adjusting to the change and is probably missing Winston. Sniff!
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