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Old 06-27-2013, 10:51 PM
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Default OMG I hate taking him outside at night

We live on 3 acres, and have 90 acres of farmland behind us.

I hate our night-time potty break though... ahhh, I live downstairs, mom and stepdad and sister are upstairs.

So usually our last potty break is around 11 or so. It's creepy enough cuz it's sooo dark, and sooo quiet. I put Jackson on the retractable and tell him to go potty quick.

I hear things in the trees, in the bushes, eww it just spooks me.

Tonight I heard a weird sound, almost sounded like an elephant or something (I think it was just deer?) and then this effin flying creature leaps up out of the grass where Jackson was about to go pee, I am guessing it was a bat, but it was so loud and his wings flapped like crazy and I like screamed, so it freaked Jax out, so now he didn't have his last potty and he's under my bed

It's times like these I kind of wish he would use a potty pad or a patch of grass or something on the porch. hahaha.

Woods and wilderness creep me out at night when I'm all by my lonesome self. The end.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:19 AM
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:44 AM
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I totally know how that is! Now, trying doing it with 11 dogs, none of which would likely be able to defend themselves against coyotes, with known coyotes in the area and reports of a wolf sighting. And one dog takes FOREVER to potty on leash, and 9 out of the other 10 just don't potty on leash.

Late-night bedtime potty breaks were my least favorite part of dog sitting in the middle of nowhere! Ugh, soooo creepy!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:57 AM
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Still not dark here...I am having a heck of a time dealing with this bs this summer. Midnight it should be dark, but no it's not going to get dark...until September arg!
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:00 AM
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TRUTH. I don't think I would worry as much. Haha. But I'd still be creeped out!
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:01 AM
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I totally know how that is! Now, trying doing it with 11 dogs, none of which would likely be able to defend themselves against coyotes, with known coyotes in the area and reports of a wolf sighting. And one dog takes FOREVER to potty on leash, and 9 out of the other 10 just don't potty on leash.

Late-night bedtime potty breaks were my least favorite part of dog sitting in the middle of nowhere! Ugh, soooo creepy!
OMG that sounds horrible!

Coyotes freak me out. I haven't personally seen any at my house but I did see one in a very nice neighborhood about 10 minutes away. I've seen foxes and owls around here though and they kinda spook me too!

Oh and yes he can take forever to go on a leash! Ugh...
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:30 AM
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You don't go out with a flashlight? Our place is pretty dark (we declined the offer of a dusk-to-dawn light when we built the house), so we have flashlights all over the house. We keep a powerful high-beam flashlight by the kitchen door.

My dogs are pretty big (no worries about owls) and we have a couple of acres fenced around the house so I don't worry too much about critters... well, except for the skunk Mick and Murph caught night before last under the back porch... sigh...
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:42 AM
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Can you have a flood light installed outside to light up the yard when you go out? If you can't have that installed, you can buy a flood light that plugs in to light up the yard.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:57 AM
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You don't go out with a flashlight? Our place is pretty dark (we declined the offer of a dusk-to-dawn light when we built the house), so we have flashlights all over the house. We keep a powerful high-beam flashlight by the kitchen door.

My dogs are pretty big (no worries about owls) and we have a couple of acres fenced around the house so I don't worry too much about critters... well, except for the skunk Mick and Murph caught night before last under the back porch... sigh...
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Can you have a flood light installed outside to light up the yard when you go out? If you can't have that installed, you can buy a flood light that plugs in to light up the yard.
We do have a light out there, but it's not very strong. It only lights up a small portion, you still can't really see into the woods which are on the side.

I really should buy a super strong flashlight. Actually, I might do that today, haha.

It's not even really that I'm worried about Jackson getting hurt or attacked or anything, it's more for my own sanity I hate the not knowing what's out there which is why I won't go in the ocean
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:00 AM
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Get some stronger lights! I only get bad if I watched a scary movie or something. We have a large light that covers the front yard. It's from the electric company and its ten a month. Back yard we have lights on the back of the house and barn. Lights up a lot if I turn it all on.

The worst is when you hear the coyotes making those awful screams. Be thankful of you don't have them!
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