I’m guessing that many of you who read the title of this post, who also have a dog, nodded a little. Let’s be honest, dog ownership is not all adorable photo ops and snuggles. There are unfortunate moments. Most of us walk our dogs and thus have to pick up after our dogs. On average, I pick up about 730 piles of poop a year. Add that to a dog that has regurgitation issues and I also clean up roughly 200 post-meal liquid-burps. Oh yes, I said it, liquid-burps. Did I mention he also excited-pees. I have an entire cabinet dedicated solely to Nature’s Miracle products.
On Sunday, Melvin ate an ice cream sandwich that fell onto the floor. He is allergic to every single ingredient in an ice cream sandwich so I knew the stomach upset was coming. A day later, he projectile vomited down the steps. He had just eaten dinner (that included pumpkin, to poetically help aid his digestion) so this throw up was bright orange. It managed to land on four stairs. The runner on the stairs is cream-colored. Now, with orange splatter.
Every time a new person comes to the house, they tell me I have a leak in the kitchen. Nope, that’s just water that dripped from Melvin’s jowls. Yes, it can drip for ten feet.
Not every moment is glamorous, but it’s absolutely, without any question whatsoever, 100% always worth it. Love conquers gagging.