ashley jackson-pierce (shesbeenelected) wrote in boston_buddies,
ashley jackson-pierce

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oliver update, bathroom question

Oliver Toothpaste got over a teensy bit of his shyness this weekend when he met my sister's Wonder-Boston, Hotis. I knew meeting another Boston would bring him out of his shell! In the beginning, he would not even LOOK at Hotis, but by the end of the day they were chasing each other and biting our feet and kissing like crazy:

They had so much fun.  I can't believe how much Hotis has grown up!  Here are the two socialites, sleeping:

God, these pigs.  Hotis looks more like a Pit Bull every day, but I'll be damned if he doesn't make up for it in Boston points with his ballsy attitude and the constant kissing.  :)

In less pleasant news, Ollie refuses to use the bathroom.  We take him out constantly but he'll only pee like once a day, a steady stream for minutes at a time, and no marking.  While it seems like that would be rather convienient for us, it makes me a nervous wreck because I can't imagine holding his bladder and little poo for that long would be comfortable. He's used the bathroom in front of us before, obviously, and shows no sign of being leash-shy.  I have no idea what to do, or how to make him go.  We praise him like crazy when he does use it outside, and he's only had two inside accidents the whole time we've had him.  He eats and drinks normally, and his behavior otherwise is normal as well.  He sleeps with us, plays with us, and likes attention, so I thought he was adjusting well.

Have any of your little piggies ever done this?  I'm wondering if it's related to his not being comfortable here yet, or if it's something I should bring him to the vet immediately for.  Any advice would be much appreciated.  Our little guy has gone through enough trauma in the past few months-- I'd hate to think any aspect of his life with us is uncomfortable for him. 

Thank again, guys!


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