Thursday, March 25, 2010

Good Mommy.

I'm a good mommy. You want to know why? You probably don't. And you're probably going to get a little sick when I tell you why. In fact, the queezy should just stop reading now and come back for the next post.

Over the course of the last week and a half, Marley has been terrorizing his tail. The poor boy has been scooting his butt across the ground, running around in circles chasing his tail. As a good mommy should, I looked at. It wasn't red, there were no fleas, and there were no bites. What then, was the problem I wondered? I put neosporin on it, like a good mommy, a few times and forgot about it.

Until last night.

I was fast asleep with my sweet puppy curled up underneath the covers at my feet. (Good mommies let their babies sleep in bed with them. Didn't you know that?) All of a sudden he frantically comes running bolting out from under the covers. He runs circles on my bed until I wake up. "What on God's green earth has gotten into you?" I asked him. As soon as I turned on the light, he jumped off my bed and started scooting circles around my floor. Oh no. His tail problem is back.

And then it hit me. My old roommate's mom was a vet. I remembered a teeny tiny story she told me once about how dog's need their anal sacs cleaned out occasionally because if it gets full and they don't clean it out themselves, it begins to hurt because the pressure builds up. I sat and watched her squeeze her dog's anal sac thinking it was gross...and smelly...and I would never do that. And then I put it out of my mind....because it was gross...and smelly...

Until last night.

Do you see where this is going?

At 12:00am, I got out of bed, strapped my squirming, 5 lb. dog in a headlock and proceeded to squeeze the juices out of his swollen anal sac. Once he felt the "release of pressure" (I'm sorry, but this is grossing me out writing about it), his whole body relaxed. It was gross and it was extremely smelly, as I remembered it being. And when it was over, he kissed me and loved me for taking care of his...problem.

I am a good GREAT mommy:)

7 comments:

Sarah Robbins said...

That right there is why I will NEVER have a dog. Seriously, kudos to you for loving your dog that much. . .

Shanna said...

Gotta love anal glands! I used to work at a veterinary office for 4.5 years before nursing school while in high school & doing my pre-reqs....needless to say that smell is unforgettable! I am so glad my pups don;t have an issue with them (knock on wood!)

Deb said...

....and i thought this was going to be a blog about me!

Katie said...

I'd say you sure win the mother of the year award!!

Anna said...

You are most definitely a great mommy to Marley. I can also imagine your reaction to all of this. I am glad that he is better now. I hope you are doing well.

Kelly Lynn said...

hahahaha your are a GREAT mommy! I have a Silky Terrier named Rocky, and this happens to him all the time! As soon as we see him start scooting across the floor we call the vet... my stomach just isn't strong enough!

aimymichelle said...

you are totally. but at least you have a little dog you have to go to the vet to get the big dogs done which i'm thankful for cause then i don't have to do it haha.