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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My dog wears diapers


“They’re for my dog, really.” I wanted to blurt out as I held the giant bag of Poise bladder pads that was impossible to conceal amongst any amount of groceries. Although the worst trips were ones that I had to run to the store just for that. As if some sort of bladder emergency had come over me.  But I doubted anyone would believe me, the blame the dog alibi like the age old the-dog-ate-my-homework story, though in this case it was true.  I was sure everyone would think it was like when someone starts with the “I have this friend who has this problem…” and you know right away that there is no friend.  They’d raise a brow and look at me like, sure those are for your dog. Right.

But apparently these are the things you do for love.  Endure embarrassment to care for the ones you love.  I knew my husband loved me when he agreed to pick up Tampax in the store.  Even after the time they had to stop his checkout of a cartful of stuff for an overhead price check on them. 

I know he loves the dog as well, for he’s also agreed to pick up the pads and even took out the time to seek out the largest and most absorbent.  I must admit on my first trip it was to grab the first one I saw and flee. 

When we got the loveable little puppy over 13 years ago I’d have never thought one day I would be buying him diapers.  Heck I didn’t even know dog diapers, excuse me, I mean ‘male garment wraps’ existed for dogs until the last few months. Plus giving the geriatric geezer pills for his arthritis and drops for his dry eyes has him right up in competition with other oldsters in competing for the most ailments.

Love is like that.  

So what would you do for love?   

9 comments:

mona karel said...

For love - put up with phone calls every three hours while husband is in ICU. For the dogs - "escape" from Southern California for the high plains of New Mexico.
How are you using those diapers? If it's for urinating there are actually belly bands that work quite well.

Joanne Stewart said...

Great blog.. I know how you feel. We had an old dog we had to put down recently, but the last few months of her life it had gotten to the point of diapers. She was on the meds for it too, as well as the arthritis meds.

I love your last line--love is like that. It sure is.

Sweet little doggie in your pictures. :)

Vonnie Davis said...

Love endures all, so they say. You're a good pet parent. It's sad to see our pet children age. Lovely post.

Brinda said...

You can hear the love in every word of your post. I love mine dearly. Years ago, I made belly bands on my sewing machine, and they were very easy to make. If you can sew a straight line, you can make them with soft absorbent materials and Velcro strips. I even inserted feminine pads in them to absorb better.

Maureen said...

Thanks for your kind comments ladies. They are like a belly band. I bought them and they are called a male garment wrap. I put the bladder pads in the wrap.
Our pup is 13 1/2 now but still holding on strong. He was our first baby :)
Maureen

Maureen said...

Mona I hope your husband is doing okay now.
Joanne- hugs about your pup
Its so hard to see them age. But you get so much love out of them.
Maureen

Lynne Marshall said...

Bless both you and your wonderful dog's hearts, Maureen. So very sweet.

Maureen said...

Thanks for stopping by Lynne. :)
Maureen

Ilona Fridl said...

Maureen,
A dog is like any other member of the family. Dogs get old too with all aging problems. You gotta do what you gotta do!