Life with a dog isn’t always fun and games.
Bentley does not like being left alone but he is sort of okay with it the first time you leave the house. So when Mary Beth goes to her osteoporosis exercise class in the early afternoon he doesn’t do much.
Often when I come home he is in the window looking for me once I slam my car door.
But yesterday after I returned from work, took him for a walk, and let him roam in the backyard on his run I got a call from Mary Beth. She lost her car keys and was stranded in a CVS parking lot. So I left Bentley alone and went to help her. As I was arriving my phone rang and she had found them in the store so I turned around to head back. As I walked into the house I noticed a plastic bottle cap on the floor, slightly chewed, and no dog greeting me as I came in. Upon further searching I found a capless canola oil bottle that was partially full. Mary Beth had packed it for our trip to Acadia this weekend and in his fit of pique at being left alone he pulled it out of the bag and apparently managed to remove the cap and drink some, without spilling any amazingly. Fortunately canola oil is not toxic to dogs…but…it can make one sick when too much is ingested. He kept me up off and on all night vomiting it up on various carpets and did not feel well at all.
This morning when we still arose at our usual 3 a.m. despite the lack of sleep…he does have his schedule to keep…Bentley seems fine. I on the other hand, not so much. I am going back to bed for a few hours. I had intended to catch up on my responses to all your comments but will be a bit delayed in that. I sometimes do fall behind responding but this morning have a reasonably good excuse.