Monday, April 13, 2009

The Weekend: Part 1 of 3

Friday: It was a beautiful day, and in the back of my mind all day I knew that my workout was not going to happen after work. Sure enough, Rich picked me up from work and we met some friend's for Happy Hour...which turned into happy hourS. When we got home it look like a bomb had gone off in our house. Apparently the pantry door was left open, and the baby gate that usually keeps the dogs downstairs was not put in place. So the girls, Emmy and Fiona, were crated but the boys had free roam of the entire house + access to the pantry. Not pretty! Tanner, the big not-so-bright chocolate lab, ate a bag full of Easter candy, including a chocolate bunny, sweetarts, sour patch kids, and peeps. He also ripped open and scattered a large bag of sunflower seeds in almost every room of the house. He ate a bag of tortilla chips, half a bag of dog treats, several protein bars, and a loaf of whole wheat bread. Well all this delicious goodness upset his stomach...we'll just say I used a lot of carpet cleaner and leave it at that. As I'm trying to vacuum up the sunflower seeds, Fiona and Emmy get all worked up and try to attack the vacuum which somehow turns into them attacking each other. I scream for Richard, he comes running up the stairs and helps me get them separated. Nobody is hurt except for me. I have some teeth scrapes and bruises on my arm. Boxer girls, the ones in my house at least, can definitely be biatches on occasion. So now the messes are cleaned up, my arm is peroxided and Neosporin'ed, and we are ready for bed. Umm...the comforter smells like puke. I can only assume that Tanner puked up some of his feast on the bed, then re-ate it...disgusting. So we strip the bed and realize we're out of laundry deteregent. We utter some curse words, call Tanner several names I won't mention here, and go sleep in the guest room. Good Friday? Not exactly.

12 comments:

RunningLaur said...

Oh no, that's horrible! I can so imagine my puppy getting into things like that though. It seems like they can eat an infinite amount of things that they shouldn't...

Kristin said...

Haha, that is hilarious! I cannot believe the massive amounts of food dogs will eat if given the chance! It makes for a good story though for sure!

...and I thought I had it rough having to clean up some small cat messes every now and then...

Lacey Nicole said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh man.........

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness! That would be enough to bring me to tears. You seem to be able to keep your sense of humor.

Is your dog ok now? That chocolate can make him pretty sick.

Big Russ said...

Only tanner...maybe you can just get him some pieces of aluminum siding to chew on ;-). Hopefully all is back to "normal" on the funny farm!

Abby said...

Oy, what a day...

I can only imagine that your poor dog felt even worse than the two of you who had to clean everything up!

Melanie said...

Yikes! Glad everyone is ok!

aron said...

haha ohhh the good times with dogs sometimes :) yikes! glad everyone is ok!

Pharmacist Erin said...

Oh mercy. I think I would've had a nervous breakdown. Especially after finding the puke bedding. Wow. What a day for y'all!

Brian said...

My grandparents have a chocolate lab that is 3 times their size and thus 3 times the overpowering strength! I feel your pain, haha

kilax said...

Oh my gosh! What a nightmare to come home to! I didn't know dogs could eat so much. Poor things. Poor you!

lindsay said...

good lord that's a lot of food for a dog to eat!! sounds like a rough day, but also a funny story :) (sorry).

hope everyone has recovered from the dog drama!