An open letter to the next jerk that says the wrong thing

4 Jan

I took my dog out about four times last night because he had horrible diarrhea and I got the pleasure of cleaning that up.  This morning, it happened again.  I went to work leaving him in his crate.  The dog walker called at 2 that he had gone diarrhea in his crate.  He cleaned it up as best he could but the dog wouldn’t go back in the crate.  So I gave him the ok to leave the dog out.  I came home to two piles of poop and one little puddle of blood.

Luckily, there were places in the dining room covered in foil to prevent the cat from spraying.  One pile of poop and the blood was on the foil. The other was all over the carpet.  I called the vet.  They suggested I bring him in.  I scrambled to get the dog to the vet.  I put the pile of poop that was on the foil into a Tupperware container and stuck it into a Bath and Body Works bag and brought it with us.  I spent 15 minutes in the waiting room restraining a 63 pound dog who wanted to make friends with every cat, dog, child and adult in the waiting room.  I met with the vet. I got my instructions to feed him a bland diet and give him an antibiotic/anti-inflammatory med twice a day.  I then spent another 15 minutes in the waiting room waiting for the medication to be filled and playing the same game of restraint.

I then drove home with the dog. I then proceed to clean up.  I fully cleaned out the crate.  I steam cleaned the carpet all while trying to keep the dog entertained with a toy instead of playing with his pile of poop.  I took out all the trash so it wouldn’t smell.  Oh and also I was running in and out of the house with him so he could go diarrhea some more.  And finally, I’m waiting for my husband to get home with chicken and rice so I can cook my dog dinner and give him his medication.

So, go ahead, asshole.  I defy you to tell me how maybe I’m just not meant to be a mother.


5 Responses to “An open letter to the next jerk that says the wrong thing”

  1. Chon January 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Your poor puppy who said the rude comment? So help me i will fly over and kick some arse…… My puppy has had digestive problems too, they are also our babies give him a hug for me xx

  2. robin January 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Poor puppy!!! You are an excellent mom, who is clearly not afraid of poop!

  3. Jackie January 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Awww, poor thing! Taking care of a sick dog is so tough. And whoever said that needs a swift kick in the balls. You will be a GREAT mother!

  4. FCblacksheep January 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    What the frack???????? No worries Chon. I’m much closer. Anna, please send me the name and address of whomever said that to you. Don’t ask any questions. Seriously, I hope no one really said that. That’s more ignorance than I can handle right now.

    Poor doggie. I hope he gets better soon.

  5. Erin W January 6, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Dog Moms! Say this much for us, we are not afraid to clean up a little bit of poop. My girl has a pretty sensitive stomach so she spends about half her time on the bland diet. Sometimes when she won’t eat the white rice I’ll dollop a spoonful of cottage cheese on there. She LOVES it and it doesn’t seem to hurt.

    (What’s funny is that my dog is also the dog who wants to play with everybody in the vet waiting room, to the point that people (other patrons, not the vet) have snottily told me that she “couldn’t be very sick” if she’s acting like that. No, she’s just very cheerful, even when leaking like a faucet.)

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