How To Raise a Neurotic Dog
morning....so I could not decide what I wanted to title today's post, it was a toss up between the above title or "I need meds". Either one works so I figured just choose one and move on.
**please note that I have never owned a dog....so the "dog thing" is still very new to me
ok so last night while having the dog out of his crate everything was going fine, play, play....pat the dog, play with the dog...you know the usual.
My bubs was on the phone with his mom and little Scribble jumped up on sofa next to me cuddled in close and seemed to be eating something or playing with something. My first reaction is always the same, get whatever he has away from him in case it's poison or sharp, or something that belongs to me.
So when I reach to down to get it I realize...it's a tooth, a dog tooth and there is blood on it.
I scoop Scribble up in my arms and hustle to Keith were I am mouthing and panicking the words "get of the phone" and "Scribble's hurt"...I believe I even said "we need to take him to the hospital".
My bubs is calm....he is saying things like "he seems fine" and "dogs loose their baby teeth I think"
it was the "I think" that had me nervous, I had not read anything about this.
Now when this happened it was about 9:30 and too late to call our vet...so in panic I say to my bubs, call Steve (a friend who was a vet tech), now I am not thinking right and normally I know his number by heart but when my bubs asks I cannot remember, I think it's 555-4565 (made up number), nope not it, well try 555-4525, nope, how about 554-5425, still no....
At this point it has only been a couple minutes but in dog time which is similar to Jenn's Panic Time...it feels like forever, and I am still pacing in circles with my dog clutching him to me.
So I give Scribble to my bubs and say "take care of him"
I bolt upstairs to the internet to 1- Send Steve an emergency email, 2- look up a phone number for an emergency vet, and 3- find out if dogs loose their baby teeth
so with a million windows open on the computer I find first that yes....dogs do lose their baby teeth most when they are 4-6 months old (Scribble is 5 months)
This calms me down and I head back downstairs to tell my bubs that yes, Scribble is alright.
I get the words out and then immediately burst into tears and start sobbing...my bubs is kind and understanding to my meltdown, he nows how rarely I get attached to living creatures and this is why....he gives me back Scribble so I can hold him and sob (poor dog) and Scribble right now is shaking a little and nuzzling into my neck, I think trying to make me feel better.
I sob for about 10 minutes and then me, my bubs and the puppy are all fine, I stress eat some ice-cream and then we go to bed.
yup, so that was my night, how was yours??
ok, got to go take a shower and do some work and then head off in the pouring rain to go vote.