July 18, 2005

"Ralph" Alarm

This is so weird.

We have two dogs, a Cairn Terrier named Riley and a Golden Retriever called Skeet. They are good boys and spend most every waking moment together. At night, Riley sleeps with Sweet One and Skeet sleeps in the dog room.

Skeet must have a sensitive stomach because for the past few months, he has had these "ralphing" (barfing) fits. Understandably, the household (me) much prefers he "ralph" outside.

A few minutes ago Riley went on a barking rampage.

When Sweet One investigated, Skeet was exhibiting the dry heaves. She immediately let him outside and he did what he needed to do.

For a terrier, Riley rarely barks. Lately, he only barks when Skeet is about to be ill. That makes him a "Ralphing" early warning signal.

Now, THAT's a damn good dog!!

Posted by Christina at July 18, 2005 05:15 PM

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Cool. But, maybe that means your pup is not well and the other knows it. Perhaps a trip to the vet? Or, on the other hand, maybe it means that Riley doesn't like it when he "Ralphs" either!

Riley: "Gross man, go outside"
Skeet: "I.can't.make.it."
Riley: "oh, alright, ruff! ruff!, here they come you lazy bones."

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 19, 2005 07:52 AM

They are both headed to the vet on Thursday morning to take care of those little "packages" they carry, as well as boarding while I'm away.

They should be neutered by the time I return.

I'll be sure to ask the vet to watch for the stomach upset!

; )

Posted by: Christina at July 19, 2005 08:12 AM

I'd be sick to my stomach, too, if I knew I was about to be neutered.

Posted by: Dash at July 19, 2005 09:32 AM

I second Dash, I'm kinda quezy just thinking about it. Poor little fellas.

You are getting the implants right?

Posted by: phin at July 19, 2005 11:59 AM

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