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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.

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Lizzie has been sick with diarrhea for the past two weeks. It seems to be a doggy flu as the neighbor dog had it a week before Lizzie. I have been getting up at night with her 1-3 times and have to clean her butt almost each time. It gets very frustrating and you aren't the only one. It doesn't make you a horrible pet mom.

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Feel better Lizzie!!

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Oh wow, I haven't even had to deal with that yet, lucky me. If/when it does happen, I'm sure I will have hard time containing my frustration as well. Actually I've gotten a little frustrated with my puppy's far less serious pooping accidents (i.e. they were solid) at times, and I'm sure he knew it, but I'm not sure that that's a bad thing. Maybe when they sense our frustration it is feedback for them not to do it again. Obviously if they are sick it is different, but can't they be trained to only poop and throw up in certain places? Probably wishful thinking on my part. In any case, I do hope that Lizzie feels better soon, and that Brody stays well!!
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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.
You are not the only one to get frustrated with an ill dog. Speaking for myself, I get irritated at times they are not ill, i.e., I need to get out the door for work and they won't cooperate with me, or they get into something and I have a mess to clean up. They are wonderful little dogs or in Rango's case medium dog (LOL) but they are dogs and we are only human. Do not feel bad as long as he is loved and not abused you are a good dog mom. Linda

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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.
You are definitely NOT the only one who feels this way, mixed feeling while it's going on, then feelings of guilt after the fact!!! I can tell you stories about raising kids...

More recently, Kodi had some sort of stomach upset while we were away in our travel trailer in the spring. He never went anywhere but in the litter box or outside, and for some reason, without any teaching on our part, if he has had to vomit, he has ALWAYS done that in the litter box too. But after EVERY poop (which was more often than normal) he needed a completely butt bath/dry. He and I were BOTH pretty irritated with the whole thing by the end of the week!!!


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Yep I sure did just come in from picking up runny poo on the lawn....gross. This reminds me very much of when my kids used to throw up beside the toilet or go in their pants when I had asked them it seems a million times before they did it. I was always frustrated, but never mad at them. As the Mom, we take responibility for the really gross things but we also take credit for all the cute things too!

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The night Charley peed on my bed at midnight I wasn't the happiest of moms. I so quickly pulled the cover off the bed that the urine flew on the floor as well. Great move Lori. Anyway, I'm exhausted and I have to strip the bed, get it in the washer, clean the floor, remake the bed, get different blankets,. So not fun. I'm sure Charley knew I wasn't happy. I couldn't tell him about it and there was no point to scold him - but he probably knew. He had to know something was wrong. One minutes he's on the fluffy warm bed feeling all cozy and the next he's in his crate and his mom was dashing around like a mad woman. And I think that's okay although I haven't let him in my bed since. Yeh, I think we all feel a little guilty once in a while and then we forget about it.

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Well, we are back to normal poo again. The things I get excited about. ha ha

I think that compounding everything was the fact that my toilet (only have one bathroom) was broken so I was having to make multiple trips outside to the dumpster. My toilet stopped working on Sunday...I spent Sunday and Monday trying to fix it. Maintenance spent Tuesday and Wednesday trying to fix it. They replaced it with a new one Thursday (yesterday).

Our doggies pick the worst times to do these things.

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Now, how can you get mad at these precious babies? Accidents happen, sickness happen. Just clean it up. I do some what irritated when they do not come when called. They can tell by the tone of my voice "Get over here!", that this is last call or I am coming to get them.



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