Passing a motion

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Photo: April 2015

You can tell a lot by a pet’s ‘tuppences’ and as a dog owner, we take our clean-up responsibility very seriously.
Obviously with recent events, clearing up as been practically impossible, but then we have confined her to the garden whilst starving her of her normal diet and replacing it with boring boiled rice. She was not happy!!
Both of us had diligently checked where she’d been, and apart from a pool of stinky goo, there was no blood or anything nasty lurking in it.
I cleared up a little yesterday afternoon as it was on our front lawn quite close to next door’s drive, and again there was nothing suspicious in it.

This morning, she has woken up bright and attentive (must know it’s her birthday and hoping for treats) after a good night of uninterrupted sleep.
I’ve walked her round the block, keeping her sniffing to a minimum, and she has been very obliging in not going too far ahead, responding to my hand claps to distract her when necessary.

We had a successful jobby, not much, but formed and solid, normal in colour and no extra whiffiness. As said earlier, boiled chicken and rice is on her menu today, but she’s had two biscuits and a little boiled rice. Methinks she’s looking forward to something tastier!
Photo: Sept 2013

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Passing a motion

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    This is good. Sounds like Maggie is on the mend.

  2. Awww…..bless her. Hope she feels better ❤️

  3. It’s amazing how much we know about our pets’ poops. Hope that Maggie is doing well. We got the bad news this week that our grandpup has congestive heart disease. He is going to see a specialist on Friday but Dan’s daughter is not very optimistic. The dog isn’t that old and she is wonderful.

  4. That mystery diarrhea is always disturbing, even if there’s not anything ‘in’ it nor blood. Huny contracted that about a year and a half ago, and the vet wanted to put her on some very very expensive canned food and some pills to help dry it up. She got worse runs from the food. I asked the vet for some high quality dry kibble, as her system isn’t used to wet food. And I bought it and it’s worked fine (without the pills). It’s times like these that one wishes they really could talk!!

    • Maggie always sniffs a lot on our walks and we’ve noticed a lot of poo on the pavements that owners don’t clean up, especially visitors to the area lazy sods, plus some rather nasty stuff in the grass so we keep her away.
      The boiled rice and chicken usually work, but if there had been no improvement today we would have taken her to the vet. She got a UTI last year and there was blood in her urine so that was an immediate vet job. It cleared up with some antibiotics. She’s been pretty good though, and sleeps most of the time when she doesn’t feel well. At night she snuggles tight into me and as I’m a light sleeper, I’m aware of any change or if she needs to go out.

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