Tuesday, June 14, 2011

adventures in pet ownership

Last night the ear doctor and I went over to a friend's house to return their grass edger and we ended up sitting around chatting for a bit.

These particular friends have the most beautiful little puppy. A vizsla. The puppy and I have almost the same color hair. They love their little puppy more than anyone I've ever met loves their dog and because she happens to be a pretty perfect specimen of the breed, they've decided to start showing her.

And I didn't know this, but when you show dogs you can't get them spayed.

Which means that sometimes your dog has her period.

Which is why last night their puppy was wearing a pink plaid flannel diaper with a jumbo maxi-pad slid inside.

Maybe you're more used to seeing a dog wearing a diaper...but I sure wasn't. All I could think of was how gross it would be to take care of a dog during her "time of the year" (which I found out only really happens every 6 months or so)

And I thought, "I'd never do something gross like that for a DOG"

That was, of course, until this morning when my dog had a long gross piece of grass coming out of his butt hole that he couldn't shake loose.

What did I do? I put my hand inside the poo bag, got a grip of the piece of grass and pulled the long slippery thing out of him.

I didn't even hesitate.

Who's the gross one now?


SeƱora H-B said...

You and I are both gross...

I've pulled many a strand of poo pearls (held together by long hair, licked from the carpet no matter how frequently I vacuum) out of my dog's butt. Dogs are gross.

We had a dog who wasn't spayed. She wore little boys' underwear turned backward with a pad in them. Her tail poked out from the, erm, opening, and they stayed on beautifully. Of course she looked completely ridiculous/adorable!

Maggie said...

That is really gross. You've also pulled a threaded needle out of a cat's butt too.