"We have to love until it hurts. It is not enough to say, I love." We must put that love into a living action, and how do we do that? By giving until it hurts." Mother Teresa

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Four Legged Amigo

Well last night was a close call with Lo-Lo and the sock. Well I wouldn't call it a sock, it was one of those bottie nylon things that I wear with flats or heels. Well he dropped it for a treat, but then picked it up with the treat and swallowed them both.


Thank goodness there are numbers to call. Apparently giving a dog a little bit of hydrogen peroxide will induce vomiting. He of course wouldn't drink it, and found it all very suspect. Then Dad suggested soaking something he loves (ie, anything) and then feeding him the food. Hello bread! He ate like half of the bread, and then it started. He vomited like 7-10 times. I completely lost count. The sock (and all of his dinner) came up in try number one. Yes I rinsed the sock and threw it in the washer. But then he kept going, and going. He looked absolutely miserable. We were outside so while he was puking I was rinsing down the front walk and driveway. By 830p it was all over and he was wiped out.

Well I learned that hydrogen peroxide will make my dog puke, and that one should be ready because by the end there will be nothing left.

In other news, he (we) have been attending dog classes. He is now topping the scales at 71 pounds (probably just under after yesterday's puking). We have had three classes so far. He already knew sit, and would occasionally lay down. He is working on wait, drop it, and down. In class he does well when the other dogs aren't being distracting. There are two that just bark constantly, and then the dog he plays with all of the time, SweetPea. One thing I knew wouldn't be a problem was the whole "will work for food" part of class. He will do anything for a snack.

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