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Ugh! Is it the middle of winter blues, hormones, only 6 hours of sleep, possible all of the above combined with a puking dog. Look at him poor dude! Or Doots as he is lovingly referred to. Real name Jack but he is rarely called by that name since he lives in the “House of Nicknames”.

Note to self: NEVER ever dump your grease from frying chicken within the perimeters of a dogs invisible fence. Actually this should read note to husbad!  I’ll give it to him it’s cold, the snow is deep. So why wade to the edge of the yard to dump the grease in the woods, let’s just dump it on the edge of the driveway where the dog can snack on it.

Oh, I am positive this was delicious going down, but now my poor Doots is having a very bad chicken grease hang over. And, I of course knowing nearly nothing about dogs, am wondering could he die? Can a dog die from chicken grease overdose? Maybe I should google this or Ask Jeeves it or snicker doodle it or something. I just wish he could tell me “it’s okay lady, I’m feelin better than last night” or “OH DEAR GOD take me to the doggie hospital NOW!”. Who knows what’s going on in his Doodle brain (another name he goes by).

I am pretty sure he is thinking “Why woman must you take pictures of me?”, “My eyes are boogery, my fur is greasy, and my mouth tastes like cat poo. Please go away, lady please go.” So I will leave him be and go to “ask Jeeves” what to do for a dog that O.D. on grease from fried chicken.  He basically ate a chicken greasesicle. OOph.

Bon Appetit’!


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  1. How sad does he look! Makes me want to crawl up next to your puppy and try to make him feel better!

    Hope he feels better soon!

  2. OH, no!!! I don't think Post Family Farm is open for homemade pumpkin donuts! I pray Jack is feeling better soon.

    I did google search "strawberry cake blog" still on the 2nd page.

  3. Oh poor Doots! Hope he is better soon. Our lab eats Hannah's underwear and my glasses, at least yours eats yummy stuff! Keep us posted.

  4. Hilary, thanks for your advice. My sister told me her online dog source said to feed him bread and get him to drink water…which how do you force a dog to drink? Then if sickness persists take to vet. So, I will keep and eye on him…poor Buddy.

  5. Not to get you in a tizzy, but our dog Daisy (a Golden Retriever also!) cleaned out the entire "drip" bucket from our Traeger grill. So she ate 6 cups of somewhat solid grease last 4th of July. She got sick, so we took her to the vet. Her pancreas was shutting down, she ran a fever, etc. They had to give drugs and keep her overnight. Which is more expensive on a holiday! But she needed help, so you might keep an eye on Jack. Good Luck!