Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When I came home to no greeting but a horrible smell...

Poor little Olive.

I went to powerpaws class on Tues morning.  I have been leaving Olive in her crate at home on Tues so she can sleep.  She needs to be used to being home.  Also left Rocks, Mads, and Tazzie in the house with the doggy door open.

When I arrived home, I was a little surprized as no dogs came running happily to greet me.  As I walked down the hall, I was asaulted by a horrible smell.  Entering my office, the first thing I see is a line of shelties staring at me from the other side of the sliding glass window.  The smell so bad, that they wanted nothing to do with it.

Looking at Olive, I find that while I was away, she was ill.  Both ends.  All over everything including her entire body.  She had a coat on so that was the first to go.  Imagine a brown dog with a shiny white body only where her coat was.  The question is, "how to pick her up to put her in the shower?"


Outside everything went.  Into the shower Olive went.  Heavy use of air freshener, lavender shampoo, hose, and beds in the washer. 

Holy heck, what a mess.

Chicken and rice for Olive.  Then for Fin.  Now for Tazz. ......... Ok, you guys.  Enough already.  Knock on wood that Maddie doesn't get it.  Rocks had the same thing about a week ago but I didn't think anything about it then.  Now the connection seems clear.

Olive seems just fine and dandy today.  Is eating the chicken and rice, drinking, peeing....all the normal stuff.

No, before you ask, no photos.  Tooooooo gross for photos. 

PS:  Punishment truly works.  Olive will be going with me everywhere!  I will never leave her home again :)


Diana said...

Ugh, how horrible!!

Elf said...

Oh, no! I've been through something like that. No fun at all. Poor dog, too. Hoping none of the rest of your crew gets whatever it is.

corbinwooten said...

Yuck! I know that feeling when you walk in and you start to realize something isn't quite right.

Hope they are all better now.