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What is That Smell?

By Fiercebuddhist @fiercebuddhist

bad dream
becomes reality-
sick dog

Last night one of the things of pet ownership that is NEVER mentioned happened again. It seems that my neighbors wanted to give our full grown German Shepherds some bones as a treat. I was not consulted on this, they just threw the bones over the fence for them and while I appreciate the sentiment and I am sure my dogs liked the bones, at that time, neither of us were happy about the midnight diarrhea.
Here I was sleeping peacefully and dreaming. I started to smell something in my sleep and since I can lucid dream I tried to change the smell. When I could not change it I woke up to find a huge smelly mess all over the floor and my dogs standing there with their ears back. After taking a moment to realize exactly what was going on and deciding on the best course of action I let them out, from our second level, down the stairs and out the door trailing the mess ALL THE WAY DOWN. I quietly mopped the floor, went outside, washed the dogs and took a shower.
While cleaning up I thought about how quickly things can change and how impermanent everything is. Instead of getting a good nights sleep for the big bathroom remodeling job in the morning here I was cleaning up poo. Yet, I was happy that my dogs were not poisoned, seemed fine and that I was able to laugh at the situation.

This morning I am tired but happy to have our dogs, a clean floor, our bathroom almost finished. Perhaps tonight I will get to sleep.



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