This post was suggested by Mary Doug. She is pretty much an expert in this area—having just the other day asked me if I’d seen her “water bowl!” I said, “Your what?” She just looked at me as if I was being far too picky and continued wandering around the apartment looking for her mug. Of course this isn’t the first time that Mary Doug has exhibited symptoms of this nature. Our first Boxer, Bridget, had cardiomyopathy—a common heart problem among Boxers. She was doing very well on Sotolol. One day, Mary Doug–in her early morning fog—inadvertently took Bridget’s heart medication instead of her own medication. As is usual when taking medication that you didn’t intend to take—she realized just as the pill slid down her throat! “Oh my gawd! I’ve just taken Bridget’s Sotolol!” She called the pharmacy in a panic and her regular pharmacist was on duty—and laughed and laughed! Fortunately, Mary Doug was not in danger of sprouting another heart or anything else.
As we were laughing about how our dogs are completely woven into our lives, we wondered if others had similar stories. How do you know when you’re spending too much time with your dog or dogs? [Not that we suggest you do anything BUT spend time with your dogs, of course!] But spending time with these creatures is definitely a source of funny stories! Visit the poll (on the right of your screen) and tell us what happens when you spend too much time with your dog. We’ll summarize in 2-3 weeks.
P.S. Of course it could always be worse … check out TamaraLyn Young’s blog. She lives in the Yukon with 24 dogs, 8 cats (and a husband). She has a post called “You know you spend too much time with your vet when…”