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This morning I heard Dolly crying at 7 AM. It's the sort of sound she makes when she has a flea. One flea will drive her nuts. I haven't seen any fleas but she's sensitive to them so I gave her a flea tablet because I thought that's what it was. Then I did the before-breakfast pet chores and looked around to be sure everything was done and realized to my horror, Dolly had a diaper on! She normally sleeps bare-bottom.
Our routine is, when I toss the treats into her crate at night and she goes in, I hook a finger into the waistband of her diaper and unzip the velcro and whip it off as soon as she goes in, so any dirt that might be on the seat of the diaper will not get on her clean bedding, where she will be sleeping without protection. She has an open vulva due to her spinal condition and I do not want her getting germs on her bare skin that might cause a urinary infection.
What happened was, when I dropped the treats last night and picked them up and put them in the crate, I got distracted and forgot to remove her diaper. So she wore her 6 PM-to-bedtime diaper till breakfast. I took it right off as soon as I realized. I wonder if the crying this morning was because of a wet diaper.
She seems to be OK. I'll put extra ointment on her today. This is the only time I've forgotten to remove her diaper at bedtime since I got her. That won't happen again!
Christine... and Bailey, playing at the Bridge
?/1999 - 10/25/08