Monday, November 19, 2007

This is what a bad dog looks like

photo by Kate Levy

So, this weekend, Spooney and I were doing some cleaning, and as a result, we put the dirty cat box outside until we could get to changing it. Unfortunately, we also put Buster outside, completely forgetting that he has a fondness for cat-box crunchies.

Until then, Buster had been foiled in his quest for the crunchies recently, due to Spooney’s ingenious idea of putting the folding stool in front of the only access point to the litter box. Perhaps that is why, unbeknownst to us, the crunchie-deprived Buster gorges himself.

Cut to an hour later. Spooney is in the shower. I am doing yardwork. Suddenly Spooney is screaming blue murder. I run into the house.

There is cat-turd-and-litter-infused vomit EVERYWHERE. On the rug. On the chair. On the floor. More on the floor. Gallons of it. EVERYWHERE.

In between bouts of serious retching, we manage to get it cleaned up. The upholstery goes in the washer. The rug gets a vigorous cleaning with god’s gift to pet owners.

Then I go outside, and I find Buster hiding under a bush, drooling brown drool and looking extremely nauseated and scared. He even skips his dinner of tummy-settling boiled rice that night, which is a first in the history of Buster.

Maybe this will teach that dumb-ass dog a lesson, I think to myself, about the dangers of eating someone else’s shit. But I wouldn’t bet on it.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again - dogs are freakin’ nasty

Dave said...

Oh my God! That sounds like a nightmare. Thats one messed up doggie.

Spooney said...

That Anonymous comment was me BTW.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

I love Comet ;)

dad said...

Are you sure it isn't the cats' fault?

Larry Jones said...

Boy, talk about adding insult to injury! Does poor Buster know that you are parading his shame on the internet like this? In any case, I have a feeling he will learn this lesson.

Distributorcap said...

you know buster will do it again,.....

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Ewwww.

dguzman said...

Of course he'll do it again. My old pup used to take his cat-box crunchies onto my bed and... blech, I can't even go on. But it's nowhere near as horrible as your nightmare. Dang that Buster.

SkylersDad said...

Dog brains are wired to forget what made them sick before, I think it's a survival trait!

And Spot Shot is also a great product.

Grant Miller said...

Holy cow. That is soooo grossss. I'm glad I'm not your neighbor.

Lisa said...

That was pretty much the most horrifying thing I've read since this morning's newspaper.

You should train him to just eat it straight from the tap.

kirby said...

Oh my god....

Jess said...

We gave these GREAT catboxes! Totally keeps our dog out. You should check 'em out. Called "Clevercat Top-Entry Litterbox". http://www.clevercatbox.com/(S(3qem15q1c4uozu55h01ryt45))/top_entry_litterbox_order.aspx

It has a hole on the top instead of the side. I've also found there to be less litter around the rest of the house. You could also take a rubbermaid bin and cut a hole on the top.

Anonymous said...

(um, we "GOT" these great catboxes. We didn't "gave" them.

Liberality said...

our dog did this to us once about a month ago. it was terrible. seems like your dog knows he did something bad too, for now that is.

Johnny Yen said...

What is it with dogs and eating bad stuff? My parents had a doberman that thought that cigarette butts were the greatest treats in the world. I didn't know this until I was taking care of her when they moved back to Chicago in late 1993. I was living in a small studio apartment, and an old friend who had also just moved back to Chicago was staying with me while she looked for a job and an apartment. My friend smoked like a chimney and never, ever emptied an ashtray. There were heaps of butts in the trays all the time. The first day I kept the dog, I came home from work and the ashtrays were mysteriously emptied. I thought that my friend had suddenly changed her habits. Then it dawned on me that the dog had eaten the contents of ashtrays. I called my parents in a panic. They told me not to worry, that she did it all the time.

I was pretty amused. They always bragged about how smart their dog was. Yeah, didn't Einstein eat ashtray-loads of butts, too?

'Bubbles' said...

I have a dog that loves that tasty treat, also. Ew.

My solution has been to not have the cat box, and well, we all know how that has turned out. Darn cats won't stay home after they do their business and then they vanish.

Spot-bot is a nice cleaning tool, also.

Remind me again why we have pets? Oh yeah - we love them (sometimes) they love us (all the time)...

David said...

Gross.