Sunday, January 3, 2010

Head Spinning

My head is spinning. There is so much to write about. I don't know where to start. Today is Sunday and the last day of the holidays. My eyes open at 6:30 AM and OH MY DOG, WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!?! Katie has diarrhea again for the forth time in recent past, but this morning she soiled two dog beds instead of one. I want to scream at her, but for obvious reasons I don't... so I am going to scream at my blog:


Ok, I feel better. I need to get to the bottom of Katie's problem as it keeps reoccurring. Right now, both dog beds are in my front yard. I just want to throw them away and buy new waterproof dog beds, but yesterday we bought a new car, so we can't afford new dog beds... or at least that is my state of mind right now. More about the new car in a later post. Training has come to a screeching halt. Normally, nothing interrupts my training routine, but it is seriously cold. Right now it is almost 11 AM, the sun is shining, and it is only 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The greyhounds and I can tough out and train in 40 degrees. Usually, I choose to run or hike when it is 30 degrees. But 20's are downright cold. All I can say is that it better snow this year! Despite the training interruption, I do have several training update videos to share in future posts. Reagan is regaining her confidence on the teeter, but has some other issues. She seems so fragile at times. Long-term, I am not sure if she will hold up, but I hope she does. She has so much potential. More about that later. Riley on the other hand has gone from red-headed stepchild to the Golden Child. I am sometimes blown away by her intelligence. She is the only greyhound I have ever seen pull a sweet gum ball out of her paw with her teeth. Ok, maybe that does not make her a genius, but I appreciate the problem solving. All in all, Riley is ready and I'm contemplating her agility trial schedule. Happy New Year! Good luck with the resolutions and weight loss. I have a few pounds too lose myself.

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gyeong said...

Hope you figure out why Katie is doing that. My next washing machine will need to be able to fit an entire dog bed. With a dozen dogs at my house over the Holidays, lets just say that the the carpet needs to be steam cleaned again!

Michelle said...

Poor Katie! hope she is feeling better soon. That sounds miserable for both dog and human. :(

Granted Wishes Greyhounds said...

Oh, poor Katie. I hope you get down to the bottom of her irritation soon. This much diarrhea this often is not ok. Sure is irritating for you, too, I'm sure. I know I would be tempted to yell at her! (Alas, I think I too would know better and hold back.)

I'm keeping positive energy for Reagan. She has the fastest weaves I've ever seen (as I've commented) and she's cute as a button. With all that talent, it'd be a waste not to have the confidence to compete and beat the pants off of everyone else who showed up.

Then there's Riley. You know, I've always loved brindles... I knew she'd be GREAT! Especially in your care. :-)

IHateToast said...

sorry about katie's poos. poor katie and poor you. i hope you find out what's up. maybe they're so sudden and that's why she can't wake you. ugh. the smell.

i wish you a better 2010.

Life With Dogs said...

Yikes - good old Greyhound digestion. I hope you get to the bottom of that in a hurry. And yes, pun intended. ;)

greytblackdog said...

poor katie and poor bachelor noses. they must come on suddenly or she surely would tell you. bless her heart and your nostrils. I love odorban that you can get at Walmart for horrible poo smells. After taking care of my sisters less than smart dog for 11 days and cleaning up poop in my home for pretty much every day, it does a good job of neutralizing that horrible odor that you can't get rid of almost immediately so you can get to cleaning and stop gagging.

ekd said...

i lose greyhound beds all the time. my perpetrator is my cat, who lets me know when she's mad by peeing on the dog beds. and she's very moody.

anyway, large beds are $20 at Costco. The same bed sells at Petco/Petsmart for 100$! I use my $50 membership almost exclusively for dog beds.

Elaine Summerhill said...

I feel for you. I came home yesterday to diarrhea throughout the house yesterday. It was in the laundry room, the kitchen, the dining room & the living room. Some of it was bloody. Ugh... We went to the vet yesterday and he treated Jib for garbage gut.