The case of the floating bread crust
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|Thu, 07-25-2013 - 2:56pm|
There are five animals occupying my house with me right now. My two pugs, Roo Ben the permanent foster, my daughter's little pug Pre, and Dylan the cat. Bedtime gets complicated. Anya and Jabaar sleep on my bed, and Roo Ben sleeps on a little dog bed on the floor right alongside of the bed. The cat usually comes in and joins us when he hears Jabaar snore, because they don't like each other. Dylan has figured out that once Jabaar is asleep, he is oblivious to anything including thunderstorms, so he comes in and nibbles my ear, licks my nose, purrs, and goes to sleep with his little kitty head on my shoulder.
When Pre is at home, he has a dog bed, but when he is with me, I give him a toy and let him sleep on the bed, too, at the foot of it. Pre is young, has perfect sight and hearing, and he chases Dylan. So Dylan comes in and out of the bedroom, on and off the bed, yells at me (he is a Siamese), and keeps waking me up. Desperate for a full night's sleep, I put Dylan in the spare (his) room and shut the door. (He screamed in protest for at least a half hour, and woke me at daybreak screaming again.)
Somepuggy threw up on the bottom of the bed last night. I was so tired and/or sleep deprived, I didn't hear it happen. Somepuggy yakked on the cheap fleece throw I put down there for Pre to lie on, and of course it soaked through the fleece onto the sheets. I discovered a strange wet spot with my foot when I rolled over this morning. Because of its location on the bed, I assume it was Pre. I dumped the solids into the toilet but did not flush immediately. I put the throw into the washer, made coffee, went back and stripped the bed. When I went into the bathroom, there was an undigested piece of bread crust floating in the toilet. I have NO IDEA where Pre, or any other animal for that matter, got a bread crust!
I had a paranoid fit that maybe someone was putting tainted food in my back yard. But everyone around me has dogs, and mine don't stay outside long, and they don't bark and annoy the neighbors, so there is no reason. I'm watching everybody, and they all seem fine. Everyone ate breakfast and kept it down.