(a quiet) hurrah

Being a dog owner,
My pocket’s full of bags,
I used to carry biscuits too
To treat the one who wags…..
More int’rested in goodies
Than watching her own two feet
She often walked straight into things
When walking down the street.
She’d mistep off the pavement,
Go headfirst into a post,
Funny to us but not for her,
So the biscuits became toast.
Lately she’s been ‘runny’,
So we knew she wasn’t well,
Not nice to clear up either,
And gawd, that awful smell.

So chicken and rice is daily,
We can tell she’s not impressed,
Told her it’s for her own good,
She keeps looking for the rest……
Today saw a vast improvement
So we’re doing something right,
We just need to stop her squeaking
At her empty dish each night.

We think we’ve turned a corner,
Though don’t want to cheer too loud
And we’ll stick to the bland diet
That’s as white as a fluffy cloud.
Still no treats or biscuits,
It’s the only thing we can do
But for now I’m satisfied
She’s passed one solid doggy poo!

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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30 Responses to (a quiet) hurrah

  1. willowdot21 says:

    It’s such a worry nwhen they get sick like this πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  2. Paula Light says:

    Lol! Babies… doggies… and old peeps… all about that πŸ’©

    Kitties not so much… usually… (fingers crossed) 😻😻

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Non dog owners won’t appreciate the importance of a perfectly formed poo!

  4. fransiweinstein says:

    Yay Maggie!! And bravo to her mom and dad for their excellent care!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Haha! As a Veterinary Nurse I love this one!! It is a keeper! (And keep her on the bland diet and only start her back on her regular kibble a little at a time mixed with the bland stuff until you can switch her to full kibble. Not all biscuits are created equal…

    • Thank you so much for this. I appreciate it.
      It was a good motion today, so we intend to stick with the chicken and rice for a couple more days, then gradually reintroduce her normal dried food. She doesn’t like mixer biscuits so has separate ‘shapes’, but they will be off the menu for a while to give her tummy a chance. She still has her egg for breakfast and we’re feeding her four small portions throughout the day. This one follows an earlier poem about her on the 17th.

  6. Our cat has been on a bland diet for years. Any slight change produces diarrhoea and some blood. Stick to the wheat free, grain free, no additives and he’s fine.

  7. trishsplace says:

    While I smiled, I was feeling ‘ewww’! πŸ™‚ Glad she’s on the mend.

  8. Yay! You go, Maggie. I hope the path to complete recovery is much shorter now. Take care, dear.

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