This is the mess we came home to on Friday evening. It has been nearly 7 years since Lee went through the wall.
Last week we had a series of thunderstorms roll in. Hailey made the choice to start peeing on the basement floor, which meant Phod started peeing on her pee on the basement floor. So on Friday, I blocked the basement stairs before I left for work. I closed the bathroom door as I always do (as Phod likes bathroom garbage).
A storm rolled through in the afternoon and when the Man got home, this had happened. She had clearly cut her foot doing it (but not serious enough to require medical attention).
We happened to be having brunch with our vet and his family on Saturday, so we discussed this. Hailey has been on 20mg of Prozac. We tried 40, but it was too much for her. So he prescribed another 10 and we will try 30. He is also going to look for other medications we could give her if we knew a storm was coming and we weren't going to be home.
Of course this was followed by a very stressful weekend for her. We had our niece and nephew here all weekend. Plus there were fireworks. One night, so she wouldn't wake the kids up, the Man sat with her in the bathroom. The next, he just carried her to bed and made her sleep (I missed all of this as I was with the kids).
We are feeling a bit defeated again, and we have a gaping reminder of her stress. We hope the increase in meds, plus us leaving the basement open and moving the bathroom garbage will prevent her from needing to destroy our house.