Hambones are NOT a good idea for my dogs. Actually, Murph’s iron stomach handled them just fine. Dakota on the other hand did not.
I don’t normally buy anything from a four-legged animal (since I don’t eat it either), but these were a gift and who was I to deprive the dogs when it was already purchased.
I gave them each one, and Dakota finished his completely in about 30 minutes. Murph worked away on his and actually left a little bit (shocker!).
They finished right as it was time for bed, and I woke up about an hour later to hear Dakota puking ham bone all over the floor. I immediately went to clean it up and nearly threw up myself.
About a half hour later I was woken up by a screaming match in the apartment below me. Awesome.
Another hour or two and I woke up to Dakota licking up yet another pile of puke. Awesome.
Then right before I had to get up I woke up to Murphy peeing in the corner of my room.
LAST NIGHT’S SLEEP: 2
I am PRAYING that I get to sleep the whole night tonight.
Good news is, this is what happens to the dogs when they don’t sleep all night:
They sleep all day!
I decided it might be time to take Kota to the vet… just for a check-up since he’s a bit older, and we haven’t been since last year. Plus, it couldn’t hurt to check on the hambone incident…
BANSFIELD VET VISIT: 3
Bansfield is the vet in every Petsmart, who I used to love. They offered ‘Wellness Hours’ three times a week, two hours a pop, where you can bring your pet in for free. If they had to do anything they charged you for that, but the office visit was free. This I LOVED, and I would only go there (despite some reservations about how much they would push tons of medicines/ tests just to make more money).
Now that they don’t have Wellness Hours, I’m left with a sketchy vet I don’t trust who literally tries to push EVERYTHING on me. That in addition to Dakota’s nervousness around all the other dogs led to an overall unpleasant experience.
+ 1because I’m getting smarter and had no problem standing up to the vet and explaining why I wasn’t falling for what he suggested. I left proud of myself 🙂
+ another 1- it took so long for them to see us the woman at the desk gave me 50% off. SCORE!
Lastly, +1 for Dakota being healthy, and an estimated 8 years old!!! (despite some other’s guesses at above 10…)
Tonight it’s time for Candlelight Yoga!!! I’ll see if I can sneak in a picture…