rileysyear

A year in the life of our Miss Riley

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

on January 14, 2015

Seriously, what IS it with dogs and poop? We’ve been walking Riley on a leash in our own yard so that we can make sure she doesn’t get into deer droppings or anything else out there, and doing so, we’ve realized just how much there is out there for her to get into. Today I steered her around two piles of deer droppings and something else I could not identify, except to say it wasn’t deer and it wasn’t hers — this latter one had me jumping quickly because she went from sniffing around it to actively trying to chomp it in seconds. Sure, she was always interested in it and would nibble on deer poop every now and then (in fact, that’s part of why she’s currently in recovery), but not to this degree of zeal.

Honestly, I think now she’s into it because we have her on a restricted diet — she’s had rice in chicken broth for two days now, and only this evening did I add cooked chicken back into the mix (which thrilled her). I hope the return of the chicken means a return to self-restriction on the poop. And if not, well, we’ll stick to keeping her on a leash.

011415

Hmm, which do I like more: chicken or poop?

ETA: the very definition of “spoke too soon.” Not 5 minutes after I hit “post” on this, Riley’s digestive system let the laundry room floor know that it’s still not happy. I can only guess the cooked chicken was the culprit, so now I feel guilty as hell for trying to rush recovery. 😦

Advertisements

2 responses to “The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

  1. livingonchi says:

    Oh gosh, my lab used to eat all kinds of good stuff like other dog droppings, and he had a sensitive stomach too. At another house we lived in, I discovered he was running next door and eating the horse compost like it was going out of style. He was on that chicken and rice diet several times. Once he was on a canned pumpkin diet. It was always a lot of fun cleaning up after him when he had his digestive issues.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Shameful Sheep

shit storms, shame, and stories that make you cringe

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

casita~by~the~sea

life with that sweet salt air

Dally and Dogs!

Dog training, hiking & my pets

Sableyes

Sabbles woz 'ere

Problems With Infinity

Confessions of a Delusional Maniac

Whatever

THIS MACHINE MOCKS FASCISTS

Big Dog in the Big Land

adventures with a newfoundland dog

The Adventures of Sawyer

Daily adventures of Sawyer, the Jack Russell Terrier

Sleepie Lemonpie

Thanks for lookin' in on me while I take lots of naps!

A Dog Called Storm

He's Storm. He's a dog. How difficult do you want to make it?

The Corner Blog

The Corner Blog

36 views of Black Mountain

Observing life through writing

Rumpydog

Dog paddling through life...

jaspersdoggyworld

Adventures of a Maremma dog

The Dante Diaries

HER life from my point of view

%d bloggers like this: