Jim got up to get him a drink of water. He never fully slept through the night. He always seemed to wake up around the same time each night, typically between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. His throat was always so dry so he’d get up and get him a glass of water. As he walked down the hallway to the kitchen he felt something moist under his feet. He bent over to see what is was. It was a wet carpet but how did it get so wet? He grabbed a hand towel from the bathroom and gently patted the spot until it was almost dry. He went on to get his glass of water and didn’t give the spot another thought.
Jim worked long hours at the factory where he was a supervisor. His company made luggage. Granted it wasn’t an impressive job but it was one that he enjoyed. He supervised a team of about 12 employees. They had a tendency to work 12 to 16 hour days. It was his life and Jim enjoyed it. It had been a long day when he walked into the front door of his home. He was ready to take a hot shower and crawl into bed. As he headed down the hallway to his bedroom he noticed the spot of wet carpet again. He scratched his head puzzled by it. Once again he took a hand towel from the bathroom and dried the wet carpet as best he could. He was too tired and sleepy to worry about it. He showered and went straight to bed.
As usual he got up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water when he stepped on the spot of wet carpet again. By this time he had had enough. There was something wrong but he just didn’t know what. There was no reason for him to have wet carpet in the hallway. It was an odd spot away from all possible sources of water. He examined the walls and couldn’t see any reason for it. There were no leaks in the ceiling. It was PVC skirting board Suppliers the same spot everyday. He has to get up for work at 5 a.m. so there was no time to focus on the wet carpet right now.
When Jim got up to get ready for work the wet spot was still on his mind. If he didn’t figure out the problem he may have to replace the carpet and that could cost a fortune. That was one expense he didn’t want to incur. He showered and shaved and got ready for work. As he headed down the hallway he saw it, right there before his eyes. He simply couldn’t believe it. There was Mac, his 6 month old German Sheppard peeing on the carpet in the same spot. Jim stood in the hallway relieved and laughing. He never thought it could have been something so simple. Well, so much for potty training. Guess it was back to the drawing board on that task. The carpet never smelled so it never dawned on him that it could be his faithful little sidekick. At least now the mystery of the wet carpet was solved and it wasn’t as bad as he thought. He picked Mac up, gave him a kiss and put him in the backyard to run while he was gone. They’d pick up potty training on another day.