Melvin is on prednisone (and has been since long before I got him) for his allergies. It’s a low dose but he has the common side effects of increased thirst and subsequent urges to pee. There are no shortage of bathroom breaks for him and he rarely has to ask to go out, but if he does have to remind me he just sits in front of me and puts a paw on me and off we go. He does the same on nights when he has ‘massive stomach upset’, he stands above me on my bed and puts a paw on me. The point being, we have proven communication for bathroom breaks. I have never failed him.

Yesterday Melvin went out at 9am and then again at 11am. Just before 2pm Melvin was laying down, got up, walked in front of me (I was sitting on couch and there was an ottoman between us) and he pee’d. Inside, on the carpet, directly in front of me. I was in shock (as was he at the scream that came out of me). I seriously liken this event to any of you walking into my house and peeing on my carpet. There was no indication from him of any sort that he needed to go out and he has never gone in the house before. It wasn’t a crime of him marking territory, this was a full fledge bathroom break.

Maybe this was his way of thanking me for his new tail. That’s all I’ve got, I may call CSI cause this one is a mystery.

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