How do you know when you’re spending too much time with your dog(s)?

Freckle & Ceilidh waiting for us to do something goofy

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…”


2 responses to “How do you know when you’re spending too much time with your dog(s)?

  1. Oh my gosh I’m glad that story had a happy ending! Mom was told that when she started looking like me, this means she’s spending too much time with me haha!

    BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

  2. owr cairn terrier (picture toto) Gus hates having his legs shaved when he’s groomed and his nails clipped. so we got some dog knock out pills from the vet. he weighs 25 pounds. we got 5 pills and at 3 he should have been out cold. well turns out the pills look identical to folic acid pills. my mom had them in her purse (they had come open)and thought she was taken a folic acid pill and instead took 1 of his pills. after 3 pills he was still concious and alert. 1 pill knocked her for a loop and i had to leave work to go get her at her work and carry her home. she was loopy. she said if 1 pill did that to her how come he was still fine. we will never know. maybe we gave him 1 folic acid instead. so now he has a muzzle. Thanks for letting me share our crazzy story.

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