The vet said to try to bring in a sample of Dog Nick’s pee for intensive investigation… he has a problem: he sometimes pees on the bed while he is sleeping. Ever try to capture dog pee? Isn’t as easy as you might think, not with the Dog Nixie. That’s him in the picture at the top of this page. If he just had a thumb, he could hold the little vial himself… but no. Evolution has a ways to go before he can do that.
Trish had a plan: Close the dog door and when I get up, awaken Trish while I get the coffee started; she would go out and wait for the dogs in the dog yard, then I would open the dog door. All went well until Trish clunked Nick’s leg with the pie pan and he ran back upstairs. After coaxing him back downstairs, Trish tried squeezing his bladder as she has done with the dogs in the past with good results. No go. He wants to retail possession of his pee.
Plan B: I’d take him out on the leash and when he starts marking his turf, I’ll slip the pie pan under him. I too whacked his leg with the pan, and he then began marking with short spurts whenever the op presented itself. Back inside, he is wary of all humaans. He gave me that “What’s with the pie pan?” look every time I came near him. He finally jumped up on the couch beside me as I watched O’Reilly on FOX.
I guess that plan C will be to take him with her to the vet’s and let them extract some of the stuff manually. There’s another charge. Maybe if I showed him the bank account levels he would be more cooperative… we’ll see…