Thursday, November 03, 2005

Halloween horror


(warning - may contain subject matter that is disturbing to some readers)

I've spent the past 2 days mopping up Puck's vomit. The kids brought home a tonne of halloween candy and of course he was eating anything that fell to the floor. Tuesday night he wouldn't get off of me while I was sleeping, early on Wednesday morning he sat up in bed and started heaving. After I shoved him to the floor he puked up chips that he had scrounged for the night before. He continued to puke, but it was mostly water and stomach juices, and he only had one small bowel movement. He was really clingy, but still active and wanting to eat. By last night I had convinced myself that he had a foreign body but being a GSP, I still hoped he would pass it. I watched him closely and cleared my schedule to take him to the vet's today. He woke up this morning feeling much better, so I started feeding him rice. About 45 minutes ago he finally tried to poop. I eagerly anticipated the results. Would it be an unwrapped mini chocolate bar? Or a sucker with a stick? What halloween horror would it be? Out came a rather disappointing 1 foot piece of yarn (and a multitude of crayon bits) that is likely from the blanket in his crate. He was probably chewing the blanket out of spite when I put him in his crate while I took the kids out trick or treating. The look of relief on his face as he turned to go back to the house was priceless. I'm saying prayers of thanks that he passed it without an expensive trip to the vets. I'd say he deserves a nice new Kong for that, maybe a new pack of tennis balls too.

5 comments:

LORRI said...

OMG, LMFAO!!! THAT IS THE COOLEST ANALOGY OF DOGGY CONSTIPATION THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. THANKS FOR SHARING. I LOVE THE DETAILS TOO. LOL :)

David said...

LOL, stick with the kong. Mulan was a litttle under the weather Monday after being at the park. Tues. 5 AM she tossed up a wad of tennis ball bones. It seems the skin may be digestible.
Somewhere at the park is a (slow)dog looking for a ball.

Did you see the Dogs Annual that just came out? Heather's sister had two pictures in the photo contest. (Puck's and Mulan's cousins) and Heather had two articles published.

Sam said...

LOL, sorry but you are so good at descriptive writing. Poor Puck, so glad he got over it and hopefully he will learn his lesson, but probably not. Bless him.

Girl in Progress said...

Oh good Lord, the stuff you have to deal with! I'm so glad it was you and not me.. LOL I have enough horror with these cats..

ANTHONY'S WIFE said...

Yuck! Things like this is why I don't like having pets. Kids are bad enough! lol Glad Puck is feeling better.