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Shitty Mornings

Thids morning and the last couple of mornings, I've been waking up at around five o'clock, an hour and a half before the alarm's meant to actually ring (well, play a local FM radio station), and when I've stepped out into the hallway, I've been assailed by this awful smell. We're still keeping Zelda in the living room at the moment, and when I walk down into it - well, let's just say the poor girl's got something of a bowel problem at the moment. It got especially bad this morning, so much so that we had to put our two carpets out on the clothesline. I wound up spending about half an hour cleaning and mopping up, and by the time I was done, it was still before six.

On top of that, I must have done something more than just catch my toe under the edge of one of the carpets last weekend, because my left ankle has been steadily giving me more grief over the past few days. I called in sick today and have been trying to stay off of my left foot as much as possible, but that didn't stop us from taking poor Zel to the vet for a check this morning.

Thankfully, it seems as though the problem wasn't caused by threading from a towel or one of the other ad hoc chew toys we've given her to pull apart lately getting tangled up in there. The vet did find signs of animal hair - not dog hair - in her sample, so we're wondering whether she got a mouse sometime. (We have one or two around about, and we finally bought some mousetraps today; we're a little bit worried that they're having a go at the insulation on the back of the fridge.) The vet gave us a treatment to use, and told us that Zelda is to be nil-by-mouth for the rest of the day.

So the three of us are having a quiet day at home today. Vickie and I are a little bit buggered from all the early starts, and Zelda's doing her usual couch potato act (just not on the couch).

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Have a look at her dog food...
My kitty gets shitty if he has any of the tinned cassarole varieties.

Our Zel can be fairly picky about the dogfood she gets, but we've not been feeding her anything she's not already had. However, the medicine seems to havw worked; I walked her this morning and her stool is back to normal.

Thanks for the thought, though, Lauren!

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