Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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How do you hide the irritation/frustration
Last night Brody wasn't feeling all that well. He had quite bad diarrhea and threw up a couple of times as well. Of course he starts going on the Ugodog (good boy), but then he travels. He ended up going on the carpet twice.
Of course I felt terrible that he was feeling poorly, but at the same time I was frustrated/irritated that I was having to remove big poo stains from the carpet and worrying that they wouldn't come out (I rent). Plus, cleaning up vomit/bile from the couch and the bed because for some reason he feels a need to climb up high before vomiting.
I did cuddle with him and keep him calm for most of the night, but I just know he also can tell I was frustrated as well which of course makes me feel bad and like a horrible pet mom.
A small elastic came out in all the mess so I'm assuming that is probably what caused it all. Goodness only knows where he ate that. I did put down a pad in my room in case he needed to get up in the night. Once about 2 am I heard him get back up on the bed (didn't notice him get off) and I got up, but there were no messes anywhere and he didn't move for the rest of the night.
He's eating and drinking as normal today, but hasn't had to poo yet (understandable since I'm sure he cleaned out his system last night). I'll keep an eye on him, but he seems completely fine today.
Anyhow, I just sometimes feel like I'm the only one who isn't totally "oh my poor baby" and not irritated at all when these things happen. I know they DO happen and I have to deal with it as part of the territory of dog owernship and I really am not annoyed with HIM. I just feel bad for him when it happens and I'm all "ewww...gross, etc. etc." Honestly, cleaning up diarrhea and vomit isn't my idea of a fun evening. LOL I just feel bad because I know he senses it and then I'm sure he thinks I'm mad at him.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings