Puppy Poop

Saturday night my dog, Clara, woke me up four different times to either let her out or let her in. She was very persistent and the only reason for being let in or out seemed to be to chase the wind and bark at the grass. Sunday night around midnight she started the same song and dance. I decided I was going to be persistent right back and ignored her. I didn’t want her to get in the habit of doggy “partying” every night. She kept it up for about an hour.

This morning I woke up to the smell. You know the one. I knew immediately what had happened. Poor Clara had diarrhea last night. Several spots on the carpet and in her bed. My poor baby. I feel beyond terrible. A good and faithful friend and she can’t even count on me to care for her when she’s sick and caring for her was as simple as opening a door. Please assume every horrible mother (doggy and human) implication you can think of.

I gacked my way through cleaning it up, while struggling with my own stomach issues. I thought about calling in sick but it was already pretty late and I thought it would be better to be up and moving. Head achy, tired and crabby day at school but had to act normal for the kids. Now cooking a pot of soup while I cook up my emotions.

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By tearsandtantrums Posted in pets

10 comments on “Puppy Poop

  1. Dont sell yourself short… I would have done the same thing if my dogs were not acting sick (actually, I have done it). It doesn't take long for them to develop a bad habit, figuring out how to get what they want. Hope Clara gets to feeling better soon and that you get a good night of sleep!

  2. Agree with BB – how were you to know this was gonna be a sick episode and not one of her usual chase-the-wind routine?I'll go ahead and admit, despite my embarrassment and shame, that i woke up to the cat trying to throw up the other night, while on my bed, and i nudged her off right before she puked. was it sensitive and caring of me? probably not.. but she was gonna throw up either way, and its lot easier and nicer to clean up the carpet than my mattress. poop happens… be nice to yourself.

  3. Had it been a deliberate 'she's sick but oh well' kind of thing, then yeah that would be bad but you didn't know and it doesn't sound like you had any warnings beforehand. Don't be hard on yourself. You're not a bad dog-mommy or bad mommy in the making.Like the PP mentioned, poop happens.

  4. It's like the doggie who cried wolf…it's so hard to tell. ….I would have done the same…I actually may have. Sorry you had to do the clean-up while not feeling well yourself. Hopefully your both feeling well again soon. 🙂 xoxoxox

  5. I'm so sorry! That totally sucks, and on top of your new nausea… oof. But don't think it says ANYTHING at all about your mothering abilities. The puppy had cried wolf the night before, so of course you had to draw the line.

  6. If only they could talk it would be soooo much easier. Not your fault at all – I think everyone would have done the same thing. I hope you both are feeling better.

  7. I have been there – it is the worst. Must be something in the air because my dog woke me up puking in the bed. Gross! But you win diarhea is a lot worse – but sicks dogs happen so don't beat yourself up about it.

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