It’s Cray-Cray Over Here … and it’s not even noon yet!

Ay-yi-yi, it’s going to be one of those days. First the day started out scary because one of my guest dogs, sweet Nikita, was having a hard time walking when I took everyone out for their morning potties. She couldn’t stand and kept sitting down, biting at her leg. She’d take a half a step and then go down again. She finally made it into the house and up onto the couch. She refused to eat breakfast, which isn’t like her. I thought I’d have to take her in to see the vet but soon afterward, she made a complete recovery and was walking fine. Maybe her foot or leg fell asleep and that’s why she was having a hard time walking? I’m just grateful that she’s okay.

brindle greyhound on couch

Sweet Nikita

Then at 8:00, a new dog arrived. Cortez. She’s just as her mom described her: a Lab in a Greyhound body. This girl is into everything! She’s very curious and loves toys. I have a whole big basket full of toys here in the living room so she’s in heaven. She settles in nicely and I’m off to take a shower.

I get out of the shower and hear some noise that didn’t sound familiar so I hurry and dry off and come out to see what’s going on. Well, Miss Cortez has broken into the treat-bin and she and my Luca are having a high ol’ time going to town on the snacks. I turned the treat bin upright and see just how much they have eaten and freak out. Of course they ate almost two entire bags of treats, not the crunchy kind, which wouldn’t have been bad, but the greasy kind, the kind that I only give one or two max because they have a relatively high fat content (in comparison to crunchy biscuits). These weren’t tiny bags either. Both had been purchased at Costco so you know how big they are, right?

Then I turn around and look into the living room and what do I see: a puddle of pee sprawling through the grout lines in the tile. I think Cortez did this one too. So I shoo everyone outside and clean up the pee and mop the floor.

Then I get everybody back in the house except the two knuckleheads who devoured the chicken and bison jerkeys. I grab a bottle of peroxide and walk them out to the dog run where I proceed to make them throw up. I had to make them vomit all those treats up. All that fat could’ve caused an attack of pancreatitis and that’s really bad! Not to mention a really expensive trip to the vet.

So both of them vomit up all they ate. And it was a lot! I could tell who ate what: Cortez ate all the chicken jerkeys and Luca got the bison jerkeys. They each threw up about four to five times before it was all out of them. Now they’re just sacked out in the living room, probably dreaming about jerkey…





Ah, just another day at The Grey Zone. I wonder what the afternoon will bring?…

Monday Mischief

This is my first post on the Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop. This is Jada, one of my guest dogs and this was the little mischief she got into while she was visiting here a few years ago. She took every roll of toilet paper out of the basket in the bathroom and TP’d my living room! I LOVE the expression on her face! So innocent.

greyhound toilet paper's the living room

“Toilet paper? What toilet paper??”

"I can see you don't think this is as much fun as I found it to be..."

“Okay, I admit it. And I can see you don’t think this is as much fun as I found it to be…”

The toilet paper just wasn’t enough. She also added a pair of sneakers, one pink Croc, a file folder and a few stuffie toys to her redecorating project. Apparently all the other dogs just laid there and watched, maybe supervised.

greyhound mischief

Jada surveying the aftermath

Jada was a fabulous, sweet, loving girl and is so very missed. She is now at the Rainbow Bridge where, I’m told, they have unlimited supplies of toilet paper…

Monday Mischief Pet Bloghop

This is the Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop. I’m hopping from SnoopysDogBlog by way of DogDaz. You can check out the other participants with the link below.

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