Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 288 - Not just for colds

We knew IT had happened again as soon as we opened the door. Our dear Dexter had a case of diarrhea in his crate. Dexter has always had a sensitive stomach so it wasn't the first time we opened the door to that distinct smell. Peg and I usually take turns cleaning up and since she had cleaned up the last time today was my lucky day. She graciously released the dogs and took them outside. I changed my clothes and went to the bathroom to get the Vicks. As you can imagine the diarrhea of a 150 pound Great Dane can be pretty smelly so one develops various strategies to get through the clean up. Peg showed me this trick the first time we had to clean up one of Sadie's messes and now it's an integral part of the clean up routine. The above is a picture of the Vicks container on top of a clean crate. The picture was taken after Dexter's bath, cleaning of the crate (which included taking the trays out and rinsing them outside) and a shower for me. The good news is that all is clean and Dexter's stomach seems to be just fine.


susanvg said...

...and you survived the ordeal.

Kristy said...

Wow! Bet you're glad to have THAT behind you! Who would have thought...Vicks!