My parents were worried that the porch potty wouldn't work for me because sometimes I scout the entire yard to find the best spot. They got the big dog size so I'd have a bit more room to smell around, and at first, used the real grass option to train me on it. After a few days I had the hang of it so they switched to the synthetic grass. Although I don't like it as much as the yard, I'll take care of business on there any day it's raining or too cold. So if you decide to give it a try, just buy extra "grass" to change out when one gets, um, dirty. And I should probably warn you that it can get very stinky too. Dad washes the grass in the tub with a diluted bleach solution to help it stay fresh and we usually keep a watering can close by to rinse the pee after I go to help it stay clean longer.
While I'm talking about the garage, I want to brag about some men in my life that helped me with some handy work. My dad, mom's dad (Gampy), dad's dad (Grandpa B), and dad's sister's husband (Uncle Jeff) worked very hard on Saturday to insulate and finish the walls. We don't have any in-progress shots because mom and I stayed over at Gammy's for the day to make sure I was no where near the mess. Here's some before and after shots.
PS. Maybe you noticed the new green bar at the top of the blog (right under the header picture)? I added a new page consolidating my PDE related posts that tell of my story so it's much easier to find. If you run into a pug that may have PDE, feel free to send them to that page, "My PDE Story".
PPS. Thanks to everyone for the great birthday wishes for my Gampy! I followed your advice and gave him tons of extra kisses yesterday. We had a blast! In fact, he wrote all of you a short note (in the comments of my last post) to say thanks...check it out.