Dogs have been on my mind quite a lot recently. I hope to find a suitable puppy soon. I'm fairly sure I shall choose a German Shepherd. Boy or girl? Well I wasn't too fussed either way until Willard the 'sort of Sheepdog' came to stay for a few days last week. He had a habit of peeing on everything. Not indoors, he wasn't that uncouth, but he did seem to think that everything outside was there to be pee'd on.
Actually now I come to think about it he may have pee'd indoors, I have to sleep occasionally and he might well have taken the opportunity. There is a bit of a strange smell emanating from behind my armchair. I was blaming myself for it but suddenly I'm not so sure. I shall purchase a can of Febreze first thing in the morning.
He pee'd on the tarpaulin covering the wood pile. He pee'd on the anvil outside the workshop, in fact he really liked the anvil and 'blessed' it several times daily. He pee'd on every tree and every upright post he could get to. He pee'd on the van wheels, the tractor wheels and my bike wheels. He pee'd on the legs of the garden table, all four of them I do believe, and he pee'd on the chairs. He pee'd on the hen house and he pee'd in the hen's drinking trough. He tried to pee on one of the hens, namely Miss Gray, but she got out of the way just in time, and he pee'd in the pond. He pee'd on the bin where the hen food is stored. There are quite a lot of sheds around the place. He pee'd on all of them. He pee'd on the chainsaw. Luckily it wasn't running at the time. Once, after he had eaten his dinner, he pee'd in his own dish. After his stay and as he was leaving with his owner Glen, I couldn't help noticing that as he went through the gate, he pee'd on it.
Now I do happen to know from experience that female canines also pee. But the thing is they pee far more discreetly. They mostly pee delicately onto the grass but if they do feel the need to pee on something they tend to do it on flat ground. In fact with a female you sometimes wouldn't even know they are peeing. They tend not to have the males determination to 'own' everything with their scented pee.
I'm thinking my next doggie friend will be female.