Emmie has always done this and it does not happen all the time but she wakes up from a nap or sleeping and leaves behind little turd nuggets. I have checked her when she comes in from outside and nothing is stuck to her. Is this normal in goldens or do I just have a special dog? Haha. It is not a big mess to clean up and she is not doing it while she is awake. She is 1 1/2 now and never goes to the bathroom in the house.