Thursday, January 31, 2008
Ben is Stressed
So I am still having trouble with Ben peeing on the bed. He has been to the vet and there is nothing wrong with him medically, so it is behavior. At first I thought it was because of all the stress we have been through. When I was so depressed and would sit on the couch just crying and I would look down and poor Ben would be sitting on the floor right at my feet just looking at me. I know he was really confused. Plus, Laura was Bens buddy. He loved her and loved laying on her. So when she moved out I know he really missed her. Then we had to say goodbye to Sophie-cat, Astro and then of course Brady. Brady and Ben used to always run around chasing each other and I know he misses him as much as I do, but he doesn't understand why he is gone. Then there is the whole packing during the summer and not going anywhere. For months and months the house had boxes all over the place, which was probably very hard for him.
Then we moved for real and that really freaked him out. He stayed in the basement the entire time and only came up a couple of times. Poor guy. He was very happy when we moved back to the house and I tried to convince him that he had dreamed the move. It didn't work.
On Tuesday Ben peed on the bed again. I washed everything again (for about the 50th time) and I did not put the bedspread back on the bed and have been using my sleeping back (all opened up) as the comforter. Well, that seems to have worked for now. He has not peed on the bed and I am hoping by getting rid of the comforter he will stop this horrible habit he has picked up.
Although, I did realize that the comforter is Laura's and maybe that is why he chose that to take his anger out on.
Posted by Caroline at 11:01 AM