Poorly Maya

This was written on Tuesday 12th April

Our baby was not well in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and was persistent in getting us up to let her out. She is notorious for picking up stones, despite our efforts to remove them from her mouth before it’s too late. So far she has been passing them, but this time she was really poorly with diarrhea but there were no accidents in the house, bless her.
First thing Tuesday morning saw me up at 5.30 cooking chicken and rice for her meals for the day and we gave her no biscuit treats, though she had a little yogurt instead.

At 8.45 I was in the car on my way to the local timber merchants to purchase post mix, batten and gravel boards so that Hubby could concrete in the stoned areas round the house to stop her dining on them. I was taking Kela’s owner to the surgery today, so he was working outside and used it as an opportunity to leave her in the house by herself for ten minute periods, gradually progressing to half an hour. There were no howls, whining or barking, so it’s a start on separation that won’t stress her out.
The concreting has worked to an extent and he has left a narrow gully to allow for drainage. There are still likely to be some loose stones, but we can sweep those away and all being well it should be enough to deter her.
However, we have several doggy autographs in the cement, so she has left her mark.
Walking her on the choker and longer lead has worked very well and when we got back from our walk in the evening, it was straight into the garden for a wee and the first poo of the day after the previous night. All looked well and normal. Chicken will be her menu on Wednesday as well to give her tummy a rest.

Update Thursday 14th:
All is well and things are back to normal. The concrete has set although there are a few loose stones that she can still get her mouth round. Saying that though, it seems to have worked.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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21 Responses to Poorly Maya

  1. So Maya was ok alone, that’s terrific. And how is Kela’s owner?

  2. Carol anne says:

    Thank god! They are notorious for picking up stones when they are pups! Nitro still sometimes picks them up now, and he’s 11!

  3. murisopsis says:

    Our dog was a rock eater too. We had to specifically train him to the command “Drop it” which worked with toys, rocks, even treats… after he figured out compliance would result in a treat, he’d pick up items that he knew would generate us shouting the command just so he could drop it and get a treat!! He was almost too smart for us!!

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  6. KL Caley says:

    Poor pup. So worrying when they are unwell. I hope the new concrete solves matters for you. KL ❤️

  7. I wonder why they love to eat stones… it can be so dangerous!

  8. willowdot21 says:

    I am so glad to hear she is better, they are such pickles these fur babies 💜💜

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