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Monday, December 17, 2007

Smelly Return Home

Cheyenne's Trouble Face @ 3 months oldIt is 12:45am and I cannot sleep.

After returning from a concert with my husband, shortly before 12am, we found there to be a distinct odor in the house. After we started our search for the smell, we noticed that our once happy Cheyenne was making her way to the back door with her head down. Now we knew that the smell was true and after 5 minutes, we found that one of the Lab Brats had an upset stomach in their bedroom and could not wait for mommy and daddy to get home.

Once I saw the sight, I did not get upset at my dog. Honestly, I hate it when dog owners complain that their dog pooped in the house because they left it so many hours without being able to go to the bathroom or it had a sick stomach and had no choice but to alleviate its pain. It is like you having diarrhea and someone telling you that the bathroom is closed for a few hours with no other bathroom available. Unfortunately, when you have to go, you have to go; be you man or beast!

For me, my heart ached for my Lab. By the look of Cheyenne's face, it was most likely her that had the accident and my heart sank because I instantly knew how much pain and discomfort she must have been in before having no choice but to find some way to alleviate her pain. How she must have dreaded doing such a thing in the house when she knew better.

It is times like these that I feel like a bad dog mommy. Had I been home, I could have let her out immediately and she would not have had to go through the mental and physical pain of this ordeal. Alas, how was I to know that she would have a sick stomach tonight of all nights. There was no way to know. So, I whipped out a roll of paper towels and the steam cleaner and went to work.

I am happy to report that there is no stain left and both Lab Brats now feel comfortable to enter the room, without shame, once again. They are both sleeping soundly in their crates - now if only their mommy can find comfort in her own bed... soon.

Unfortunately, it seems the adrenaline side effect of coming home and finding such a situation doesn't wear off as easily as one would wish. *wink*

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Blogger Marco80 said...

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December 17, 2007 7:45 AM  
Blogger Marla said...

That picture is adorable. Accidents are never fun. Poor pup.
Hope his belly is better now.

December 17, 2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger FG167 said...

Aww, adorable photo. I always feel bad too. Mason always has a guilt attack when he gets sick and I make sure not to have any kind of a tone to make him feel worse. It always makes me feel bad :( , but we've never punished for being sick so it must just be his nature.

December 18, 2007 7:29 AM  

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