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One Sick Puppy

Boomer under the weather

One of the best things about animals is their inability to talk.  It is such a relief not to have to deal with a whole line of chatter when you walk in the door after a long day.  Just give me a lot of tail wagging and ecstatic panting and yelping and maybe a slight loss of bladder control and I’m happy.

But when your animal is sick you want her to talk to you, tell you where it hurts and how you can make it better.

Boomer is a crap magnet.  If there is a 3-week-old chicken bone in the grass, or a moldy chocolate cupcake, or the crust of a pizza, or some old wad of gum, or half-decomposed dead rabbit, she will find it and eat it in one gulp.

Two days ago, walking through campus, she “gulped” something, and all day today she’s been on the couch, with no tail wagging or begging for table scraps or trying to get me to take her for extra walks.

I just want one paragraph out of her mouth.  One paragraph.  6 sentences.  I want her to tell me how she feels.

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

6 thoughts on “One Sick Puppy

  1. I feel so helpless when my 4 legged babies are sick. If they could just talk long enough to say what’s wrong, where they hurt and what I can do to make them feel better….that would be ideal.

    I hope Boomer is feeling more like herself by the morning. I can’t imagine her being lethargic…..

    Love from me, kisses and tail wags from both Mags and Wiggy.

    Michelle

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  2. Kathleen:

    Your story broke my heart: I am all torn up right now. I feel really sad for Boomer, but it won’t last.

    Over the years, I’ve had some really interesting friendships with dogs. They were my friends.

    Dogs can be such adorable creatures. Loyal and friendly and they give you unconditional love.

    You know what? Today, I am going to pray for Boomer. No more under the weather stuff at all.

    Begone. Boomer’s gonna feel better and Boomer will be bouncing around in a jiffy. Best wishes.

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  3. Oops…didn’t see your reply above my post! Glad to hear she’s feeling more like herself. PUPPY POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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