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They're trying to drive me mad, I tell you. Last night I made a ham. While it was cooling I left it on top of our chest high eat-in kitchen counter with the dogs behind the baby gate in the next room. I left the house for 2 minutes to install a car seat and when I returned, the dogs had escaped and pulled the ham onto the floor. Even the pan full of ham juice was dumped out onto the floor with dogs gnawing at it. Clever, naughty girl that she is, Teal can open the baby gate unless it's locked down. Apparently I didn't lock it all the way and so she took her opportunity to escape and then also did some impressive counter surfing to score a lovely second dinner. Then this morning I was woken by my husband to learn that there was a wet spot on the new, expensive living room rug I'd purchased less than a week ago. We presumed it was cat urine because our one cat loves to spite me if I don't let him outside or feed him on time. I'm pretty certain that the dogs actually just licked the rug in one spot that it got soaking wet. Maybe they got some of their ham juice on it? Ughhhh. And now the ham thief seems to have the most horrendously smelly, loud ham diarrhea. I've been having to let her out all day.


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I can't be mad at her when she's all sick, but I'm sure if you could ask her she'd say she has no regrets. Tonight is our obedience class so hopefully she feels better by then.
 

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I bet she would think "yeah yeah diarrhea.. BUT it was totally WORTH it!!" I would too. :) Hope she feels better.. wondering was Ham for your dinner??? So what did you have for dinner??
 

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We'd already eaten our nights serving. So ham and brocolli as planned. It's a good thing she really only had it for a minute or so. She didn't even get a quarter of it, but I think she ate all the fat. Of all 3 of the dogs, she's the only one whom got sick. Lottie is still covered in ham juice and sticky. I give her one more day before I have to hose her off and ruin it.
 

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Oh goodness, sorry, but you did make me smile!.
 

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I KNOW I shouldn't laugh. Really, I do. But I am laughing so hard right now that I can barely type this. Poor Teal! Clearly she just wanted a little snack. I do feel your pain with the "aftermath" of Teal's dining adventures. It was several weeks ago that Jack ate an entire bag of fruitables. The results of that, as with Teal, were NOT pretty. Thank you for giving me a great laugh and reminding me that it is not just my kids who get into mischief:)
 

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The naughty girl should be fine. She got a checkup, some anti nausea medicine and a dosage for Imodium in case the runs get worse but the vet didn't seem worried. No more ham for doggies!
 

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That is some impressive counter surfing. Glad that Teal will be OK! I was going to say, the wet spot could be from a dog throwing up and then eating it back up and licking the area.
 

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That is some impressive counter surfing. Glad that Teal will be OK! I was going to say, the wet spot could be from a dog throwing up and then eating it back up and licking the rug.
This part remains a mystery. The spot was like 2 feet wide so I do wonder if one of the dogs, likely also Teal, just couldn't hold it. The ham was salty so she ended up drinking a ton of water. I was sleeping while the carpet incident occurred and I think hubby was in the shower. I think Teal needs to go for a visit Louisiana with Maisey. Maybe in another few months she'll forget how great counter surfing is.
 

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This part remains a mystery. The spot was like 2 feet wide so I do wonder if one of the dogs, likely also Teal, just couldn't hold it. The ham was salty so she ended up drinking a ton of water. I was sleeping while the carpet incident occurred and I think hubby was in the shower. I think Teal needs to go for a visit Louisiana with Maisey. Maybe in another few months she'll forget how great counter surfing is.
I don't know.. it's pretty hard to forget when you've gotten an entire ham! :D

I'm sorry about the ham juice cleanup too, that must not have been fun.
 

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Thanks for the laugh and glad to hear Teal will be o.k. On the bright side, you still have the bone for soup


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