As you all know things can be a little chaotic around here. Yesterday was a busy day. I had six grandkids here that I was taking care of. I had them and them and Kalissa and Kelli, our daughters, here for supper. I had someone come and meet Jerry my foster dog in the middle of it all.
Jerry ended up going home with them. The new family had a female corgi who came with them to see if the dogs would get along. We thought it was okay and we’d give the new home a try.
After he left, I pulled the bedding from the kennel and put that in the wash and I had Kelli help me put the kennel in the garage. Jerry was gone and we didn’t need it in the house anymore. I moved some things around trying to get everything in place while my house was full of kids…but at least now we had more room to move with the kennel gone.
The day went on. The kids were outside much of the day. My dogs were out hanging with them too.
Supper was over. Everyone left. I took the dog bedding Jerry had used out of the wash and took it to the garage and put it back in the kennel so it was ready when the next foster dog came. That’s when I saw that in the kennel shuffle, the dog food bag that was open got put on the garage floor and the top wasn’t folded down anymore. AH!! Just then I remembered that Rosie had spent a lot of time in the garage.
I went and looked at her and her stomach was large. She had gotten into the dog food and overate. AHH!
There was nothing I could do so I just watched her. Nothing happened that night but I woke the next morning to poop in the kennel. UGH.
The poor girl spent much of the day like this…miserable.
She pooped on the rug in the upstairs hallway. It got on a shoe and before we knew it, the poop had tracked a couple of steps forward. UGH.
I went to clean it up and unknown to me, I got poop on the Clorax Wipes container…only to find that out later.
I started sewing…then stood up and put my knee on my sewing chair only to discover I had knelt in poop when I cleaned the poop in the hallway and then wiped it on the sewing room chair. AHH!!!
This is too much. I called the vet. They said when dogs overeat, typically it just “works its way out”. Great.
There was a poop incident in the spare bedroom. The bedroom doors all got shut as did any other door I could shut.
There was a poop incident in the living room and one in the dining room. AHHH!! THAT DOG!!
We’ve had no problems since about 2 pm.
The poor girl just isn’t happy.
She’s finally settled down and is sleeping in her dog bed by the computer.
I would like to say she learned a lesson but she didn’t. Beagles don’t learn a lesson. Their nose overpowers any sense of right and wrong. If there is free food to eat, they are going to eat it.
I feel really bad that this happened. In all the hubbub with the grandkids and all that was happening, I didn’t even realize that bag of dog food got set on the floor. A new rule at my house is if the dog food doesn’t fit into the container, it WILL BE TAPED SHUT.
I’m off to move the laundry…