We woke a couple of times this weekend to vomit in the living room and back door entrance. When asked who got sick, both Dakota and Cheyenne would drop their heads and walk away. Needless to say, it is always difficult to see who gets sick in our house because they both take on guilt so easily.
Throwing up is not a punishable offense in our home. We just want to know who did it so we can keep an extra special eye on them for any other aliments. So, when both look guilty, it just makes our job as responsible dog owners even more difficult.
However, I got have a trick that was confirmed this morning. You see, when asked who got sick, Dakota will always act guilty even if she is not. However, Cheyenne will not act guilty unless she is. Again, I couldn’t be sure but then I fed them.
Dakota finished her food in the normal 10 seconds but Cheyenne (who is normally as fast as her older sister) took forever to eat. She didn’t turn her nose up but kept eating her food VERY slowly until her plate was clean. It was a clear sign that the vomit culprit had been the Wee One (Cheyenne).
There is no loss of energy nor vomiting other then during the night. But that doesn’t mean anything because she eats everything she can get her mouth on – hence her AKC name “Cricket’s Great White Hunter” because sharks are found with even tires in their stomachs at times.
Who knows what she could have gotten into – too much grass at the dog park yesterday, a stick behind the garage, or even a dead animal. Whatever the case may be, Cheyenne is now on supervised outdoor time and this Lab mommy will be whipping up a batch of boiled ground beef and plain rice for Cheyenne’s dinner to help ease her ailing stomach.