My dog wears diapers

“They’re for my dog, really.”

I wanted to blurt out as I held the giant bag of Poise bladder pads that was impossible to conceal amongst any amount of groceries.
Although the worst trips were ones that I had to run to the store just for that item. As if some sort of bladder emergency had come over me. 
I doubted anyone would believe me. The blame the dog alibi was as old as the age old the-dog-ate-my-homework, though in this case it was true. 
I was sure everyone would think my excuse was comparable to when someone starts with the, “I have this friend who has this problem…”
—you know right away that there is no friend. 
They’d raise a brow and look at me like, sure those are for your dog. Right.
Endure extreme embarrassment in order to care for the ones you love. 
I knew my husband loved me when he agreed to pick up Tampax.  Even after the time they had to stop his checkout of a cartful of groceries for an overhead price check on them. 


I know he loves the dog as well, for he’s also agreed to pick up the bladder pads— and even took the time to seek the largest and most absorbent. 
I must admit on my first trip it was to grab the first one I saw and flee. 

When we got the loveable little puppy over 13 years ago I’d have never thought one day I would be buying him diapers. 

Heck, I didn’t even know dog diapers, excuse me, I mean ‘male garment wraps,’ existed for dogs until the last few months. Add in giving the geriatric geezer pills for his arthritis and drops for his dry eyes and he’s right up in competition with other oldsters in competing for the most ailments.


Love is like that.  


dog, pet
My dog, Bummy
So what would you do for love?   

9 thoughts on “My dog wears diapers”

  1. mona karelmona karel

    For love – put up with phone calls every three hours while husband is in ICU. For the dogs – “escape” from Southern California for the high plains of New Mexico.
    How are you using those diapers? If it’s for urinating there are actually belly bands that work quite well.

  2. Joanne StewartJoanne Stewart

    Great blog.. I know how you feel. We had an old dog we had to put down recently, but the last few months of her life it had gotten to the point of diapers. She was on the meds for it too, as well as the arthritis meds.

    I love your last line–love is like that. It sure is.

    Sweet little doggie in your pictures. 🙂

  3. Vonnie DavisVonnie Davis

    Love endures all, so they say. You’re a good pet parent. It’s sad to see our pet children age. Lovely post.

  4. BrindaBrinda

    You can hear the love in every word of your post. I love mine dearly. Years ago, I made belly bands on my sewing machine, and they were very easy to make. If you can sew a straight line, you can make them with soft absorbent materials and Velcro strips. I even inserted feminine pads in them to absorb better.

  5. MaureenMaureen

    Thanks for your kind comments ladies. They are like a belly band. I bought them and they are called a male garment wrap. I put the bladder pads in the wrap.
    Our pup is 13 1/2 now but still holding on strong. He was our first baby 🙂

  6. MaureenMaureen

    Mona I hope your husband is doing okay now.
    Joanne- hugs about your pup
    Its so hard to see them age. But you get so much love out of them.

  7. Lynne MarshallLynne Marshall

    Bless both you and your wonderful dog’s hearts, Maureen. So very sweet.

  8. MaureenMaureen

    Thanks for stopping by Lynne. 🙂

  9. Ilona FridlIlona Fridl

    A dog is like any other member of the family. Dogs get old too with all aging problems. You gotta do what you gotta do!

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