Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Runs


Three of the dogs have diarrhoea
Stupidly I used a non known batch of tinned food last night  as I had run out of their usual
I have just returned from a four hour mentoring stint and now realise that Albert has let them in from the kitchen to have the total run of the cottage .
"Runs in the cottage" more like.
And to make things worse the postman has been.
The dogs love galloping around like fools when the post comes!


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    1. This made me really laugh.
      Oh the smell must have been just dry heave inducing.

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    2. And that's why i would move! =)

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  2. Arghhhh, I’m sure you know the nurses tip. A bit of tissue or cotton wool, dipped in eucalyptus oil and inserted up each nostril prior to the clean up. You won’t smell a thing.

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    1. Yes, Curly Club. But with your nostrils blocked you'd have to draw air through your mouth!

      U

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  3. Oh no .... snap on those rubber gloves, I’m sure you’ve dealt with worse as a nurse!

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  4. remind me of your email address please?

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  5. I hope you don't have any viewings today!

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  6. Oh lordy...it reminds me of when we had our Bernese Mountain Dog. He had seemed under the weather so we put him in the laundry/pantry room while we made a trip to LAX. When we got home we had runs/pee/barf in a thin layer covering two rooms and the dog himself. I cleaned while my then husband gagged again and again until I finally banished him. I could handle the shit/barf ok but not while listening to retching from the other room.

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    1. The sound of retching makes me gag and heave. Your poor dog must have been miserable. You, too, of course.

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  7. Oh, POO! And I shouldn't be surprised if Albert did it on purpose!

    Btw: I'm guessing that you've seen the YouTube video of Trelawnyd M.V.C. posted on my blog - and that you'd either seen it before or had no comment to make or......? (Just so's I know!)

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit, JayGee. Ever so grateful for your valued comments there.

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  8. Anonymous2:57 pm

    That’ll teach you to do a post bragging how you vacuum the house every day!

    Traveller

    PS Bugger just realized that I bragged about how the Dyson is so much better than the Miele

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    1. Re your PS, Traveller. Somewhere in all the "bragging" there is a story: working title "The Vac Wars". Maybe we can get Dyson to finance one of John's Disaster Films. See you at dawn. Let battle commence. I suggest my brother's wife - the Ueber Hausfrau of all time - to be the referee. She won't be swayed - not when it comes to cleaning. As location, at least in England, seems to be everything I suggest John's place - after he's cleaned up today's mishap.

      May the best Vaccer win. I'll even let you. :)

      U

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    2. Anonymous4:44 pm

      No need for a vac-off. I have both, have used both, and have cats. Dyson the winner by far.

      traveller

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    3. Ok, Traveller, it's alright; I get it. I shall herewith pick up the gauntlet I threw you and withdraw from the offer.

      Well, that was fun. A bit like Dyson. James that is.

      U

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    4. Anonymous5:13 pm

      It is indeed all right Ursula.
      Traveller

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  10. Oh, pets . . . good luck with the scrubbing :)

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  11. This speaks to the reason I've never had an 'inside' dog. I've had several, though not for the last 10 years. Large dogs all, they stayed outside except for occasional forays to lie in front of the fireplace on cold nights. I've been lucky in living situations, either having a large enough fenced yard or in a place where the dog could run free. Comes from growing up where dogs and cats were not seen as 'family', but as a pet, or something to take fishing or on a walk. Also living in a small town that had one animal control officer....a dog had to rob a bank to get picked up.

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  12. "John looked around the cottage in dismay. The dogs had left a reeking mess everywhere, egged on by the always spiteful Albert. And then the phone rang. "I'll be by in ten minutes with prospective buyers," chirped the real estate woman with the good shoes. John cast his eyes to the ceiling beams. "Why me?" "

    poor John!

    lizzy

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    1. Are you stalking me?

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    2. Certainly NOT. But perhaps CCTV has been installed.

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  13. Oh no! But on the bright side, at least they felt well enough to get excited by the presence of the postman!

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    1. At least, I THINK that's the bright side...

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    2. I should have photographed it , shitty excited paw prints everywhere

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  14. You have to be careful when you suddenly change pets food. You never know how they're going to react.

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    1. I'm usually pretty strict

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  15. Hope they are feeling a bit better now.Will they miss a meal later or have a plain meal x

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    1. Chicken and rice for the terriers....Winnie can eat what she likes

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  16. Like it is said . . .
    “shit happens!”
    (How could I resist . . , really feel awful that you have arrived home to this mess!)

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  17. Wouldn't it be nice if they all just went out into the yard with their diarrhea. LOL

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  18. Oh no! Nothing worse. My brother and myself were tasked with the job of letting our sisters very large collie out several times during the day when my sister went to a wedding. My brother had had a bbq the night before and thought it would be a nice treat for the dog to have some left over cooked meat. He wolfed it down and with a pat on the head we left him and promised to return later to let him out again. On returning and opening the front door the smell knocked us sideways. My brother was literally throwing up in my sisters herbaceous border! I tentatively opened the kitchen door and the dog stood there looking very sorry for himself, tail between legs and his rear end covered in poo. In a long haired dog this isn't good. That was not the worst of it though as there was liquid excrement sprayed around the entire kitchen at collie bottom height that had obviously been done with force. My brother had to hose the poor dog down outside still whilst heaving while I had to don rubber gloves, wrap a tea towel around my face so that I looked like a highwayman and scrub all the units, fridge, washing machine and floor with disenfectant several times! Mercifully it had missed the cooker. When my sister came home I mentioned that the dog had been unwell and maybe she should keep an eye on him. She apologised profusely and then said "you didn't by any chance feed him any left overs from last nights bbq did you as he can only have special dried food from the vets otherwise it starts off his irritable bowel" With fingers crossed behind my back I said no of course I didn't. Well it wasn't technically a lie as it was not me that gave it to him but my brother.This is what happens when you try to do something kind, I told my brother he owed me big time, not only for cleaning up the mess but also for not grassing on him to my sister who would of probably done something unspeakable to him! I feel your pain John xx

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    1. Let no good deed go unpunished...what a horrendous experience for all three of you, especially for you and the poor dog. No wonder you have a vivid memory of it.

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  19. At least your floors are now nice and clean and the dogs are bathed. Albert makes life full of action and lively!


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  20. Poor little babies. That'll teach you to use the cheap stuff lol. Seriously, my condolences.

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  21. Reminds me of the old one-liner "Diarrhea runs in the family". It's funny until it happens to you and yours. What a horrible sight and smell to come home to, John. Poor dogs. Poor you. I would have cried.

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  22. Hope tummy have settled down and floors cleaned with you now resting with a gin and tonic.

    cheers, parsnip

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  23. I gave Tess a slice of roast beef left from my Sunday lunch out at the weekend - with similar results but luckily she told me and I caught her just in time to get to the lawn.

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  24. Never ever buy the cheap stuff again...lesson learned!

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  25. Thank god smells don't travel through blogs

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    1. Have a thousand upvotes. Can you imagine the blogging world's combined stink in the aether? We'd faint on sight.

      Fragrant greetings,
      U

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  26. I feel your pain. Our boy picked up a bug last week. The Vet said he'd picked up a bug, either when we took him to a Collie Club meeting or a bird had pooped in his outdoor water dish.

    Antibiotics and TLC, he's back to himself.

    But there were some pretty pungent moments.

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  27. Jan B9:43 pm

    Why do these things happen when you are tired/selling your house/just tidied the kitchen AND TIMES 3 DOGS!!??

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  28. Oh my, and it looked so nice in the pictures the other day.

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    1. It looks the same but doesn't quite smell the same

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    2. GROSS!
      Guess I won't get so upset when Sophie/dog leaves puddles around due to incontinence.

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  29. I learned the hard way about changing cats' food abruptly. I was not home when the fun began. Opened the door and the smell was almost visible. A friend was with me, and earned my eternal gratitude. While I was dealing with carpet and floor, I heard a mewing, went in the bathroom, and she had the long-haired cat's rear end under the bathtub spigot and was cleaning him off. Seriously, how many friends love you that much?

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  30. Anonymous10:55 am

    Did you know French bulldogs farts can almost lock down a room, the stink is unbelievable, they also prefer to always be with and touch their family which is incredibly hard at times given the stink. Jo

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