'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Top Dog,
you could hear the pups snoring, and snorting like hogs!
Their collars were hung on the gates of their suites,
in anticipation of morning, and play time and treats.
The Collies were snuggled, all nestled in their beds,
while visions of herding sheep, danced in their heads.
And Reilly with his tennis ball, and Aussie with his bone,
With the holidays around the corner, there is a lot of travel going on. Kids are coming home from college. Family is coming from out of state. Everyone is going somewhere to spend time with relatives for the upcoming holidays. If you are anything like me, you never leave home without the dog, unless of course they’re vacationing at their favorite “un-kennel”, Top Dog Country Club!
1. Watering the Christmas tree is not the same as lifting your leg on the pine in the front yard . . . Don’t do it . . . as tempting as it may be.
2. A turd on the rug does not a present make.
3. Remember that not all the packages under the tree are for you . . . even the ones that smell yummy!
4. Oh . . . and about that tree . . . don’t drink the water under it.
In my 10 years of working with dogs, anal glands have become, sort of, a normal topic of conversation for me. While I still find it disgusting, it’s not as terribly repulsive as it used to be. And as common a topic as it is for me, I’m finding some dog owners don’t even know what the anal glands are! So . . . I’m going to dish out the dirt . . . literally, because it’s kind of gross.
Dogs experience digestive upset like vomiting, diarrhea and constipation . . . partly because we have a tendency to eat things we shouldn’t like dad’s leather shoe, the contents of the garbage can, the remote, a dead carcass . . . and many other yummy treasures we find out in the lawn.