I have never had a dog before-only cats, so naturally I compare everything dogs to to cats. And my goodness.
I work in a kennel now and I mainly take care of dogs. It is going to be a big adjustment. I got a real introduction to dogs last night. The routine involves taking the dog outside so it can run around and go to the bathroom while I go back inside and clean out he cage. One dog I had to ask for assistance with because it was taking me forever to even get it outside and it kept jumping and nipping at me. After working with this dog a while and finally finishing the room I realized I smelled something that just wasn’t right.
I looked down and that dog that had been giving me a hard time had puked up what looked like a weeks worth of food, complete with poop it had just eaten.
I have just never experienced dog puke before. I think it would take a cat puking about 8 times to even compare to this mess. It was slimy too.
Cats are so sophisticated.
At the end of the night the last dog to deal with was a mastiff, which made me nervous at first but it was the sweetest and most well behaved dog I have ever met.
Anyway, all of that just got me thinking about what a huge adjustment it would be to switch from having a cat to a dog.
I found a blog last night called “Dog Shaming” and let me say, it is a great idea. It’s just funny to see all the crazy things dogs do to their owners, but we love them anyway.
Check it out: