Maggie could win gold in any Olympic sniffathon, and taking her for a walk can be slow and laborious as she has to find the exact blade of grass of the exact length before she graces it with a pee or bonks it on the head with something else.
We all know that a dog’s sense of smell is thousands of times better than ours so when you consider that the average human nose can detect nearly 10,000 distinct scents, that is quite a feat!
Dogs use their smell to send messages through peeing
…………. “Dogs read about the world through their noses, and they write their messages, at least to other dogs, in their urine.” It’s tempting to drag your dog along on a walk when he’s sniffing everything annoyingly slowly, but give him chance to read the neighborhood gossip column, and let him do a little writing while he’s at it. “” Source
Bro and SIL sent us a Wild Rose reed diffuser air freshener for Christmas and I’ve had it in the bedroom. Rather than use all 6 reeds, I only used three and it ran out yesterday (that is damn impressive to last 6 months). I replaced it with one bought here in a fragrance called ‘Cotton’, a gentle aroma that didn’t knock your socks off, and although there were eight reed sticks in the pack, I only used 4.
I set it on a coaster on the book shelf at the end of the bed and thought nothing more of it.
Going to bed last night, the room smelt fresh, but a few hours later, Maggie was getting up for long drinks and was restless.
At 1.45 I got up to let her out, and had to pass the bottle which was a little ‘high’. Once back in bed, Maggie started to cough and I realised she was having a reaction to the freshener, so again got out of bed and moved it into the lounge.
I put the fan on and opened the window a little and she was asleep in about 10 minutes.
This morning when I came into the lounge, I was hit by a wall of pong, not unpleasant, but enough to make me take notice, so I’ve reduced the sticks to 3 and it will stay in here.
Update 5.15 pm
We’ve both got headaches and the dog is restless, so I have reduced the reed to one, bunged up the hole and if it still stinks us out tomorrow, it’ll have to go.