Thoughts On A Rainy Day

With all the rain in our forecast today it seems a good one to think “out loud”.

First of all, I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve/Day!

We enjoyed the company of my only sibling – my older brother – from the 19th to the 28th of December. Poor Ducky was stressed-out a good part of the time. She just doesn’t like “strangers” in her house, especially men who are taller than me. All in all though, she did okay. Our house does not lend itself to containment at all, so we kept her harnessed and leashed.

The day after Christmas we left the dogs on their own in the house for a few hours while we spent time meeting up with hubby’s brother and sister-in-law. I made the mistake of not getting a pet sitter to let the girls outside for a break….

When we arrived home, I immediately leashed Ducky and took the dogs out to the backyard while hubby and bro put up their jackets. It was then that hubby found the consequence of Ducky’s boredom….

Several of our Christmas packages had been chewed on, and the contents of one was totally gone. Nine tiny pieces of dark-chocolate candy that bro had brought home from his trip to Costa Rica. I felt like such a jerk! Lesson learned the expensive way….

Hubby, the dogs, and I spent the next two hours at the vet’s. First Ducky, and then Shadow, were treated to prevent chocolate poisoning. I won’t go into detail, so suffice it to say all is well.

Now, I know that before Christmas I had promised y’all a “Part 2” post about the change in the dogs’ food. Well, it’s not even in the draft stage yet; but I’ll get it done eventually. For now, though, it’s time to get some lunch and finish reading the book I started right after Thanksgiving.

The dogs are enjoying a nap and allowing me some much-needed peace and quiet.

11 thoughts on “Thoughts On A Rainy Day

  1. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    So sorry about the lost CR chocolate. But glad the girls are ok and you were able to enjoy a visit with your family even if you couldn’t enjoy the chocolate. Happy New Year, friend. Here’s to a pawsome 2019! πŸ₯°

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  2. Jan K says:

    Phew – I’m so glad everyone is OK, but sorry you had that incident! Things were stressful enough as it was without that! I’m sure you’re happy to now have things back to normal, and hope everyone is still feeling well. β™₯

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  3. edgar62 says:

    I am glad the dogs are ok. I am always very careful with chocolate. I am also glad that you and hubby are ok too. I am still looking after Dougal but the two dogs get on well together so it’s not a problem and although we have left them at home, fortunately it has never been a concern nor a problem. I do hope that 2019 is a good year for you and the family, human and canine.

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    • Sue says:

      Normally, I’m very careful with chocolate too. Unfortunately that day was not a normal one. Thankfully the dogs get along much better these days than they did in the beginning; but I still should have left Ducky in her crate – in the bedroom – rather than free roaming with Shadow. Oh well. Now I’ll know better for next time.

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  4. My GBGV Life says:

    Glad everyone is alright. We stay home all day sometimes but nothing happens. Mom can tell we sleep most of the time. Her first dog got into chocolate, ate books, and records the first time she was left home alone. That was the only such incident. Happy New Year!

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