Most people start their morning with a cup of coffee, a nice jog, or watching the news. Today, I had a poop situation that was quite unfortunate. Before you get too grossed out, this is about Teddy. Now- everyone says that a puppy prepares you for motherhood in many ways. All I have to say is– this morning added about six months to our already long timeline! I will forwarn you- this post is not for those with a sensitive stomach.
It all started when I took Teddy out to potty around 7:45am. He is so funny when he is about to poop, and scrunches up in a little ball. Jay and I always laugh because he looks so adorable! Well this morning, I could tell things were not working…ahem… correctly- poor little guy stayed scrunched up for about 10 minutes with nothing to show for it! I called our vet to see what I could do to help T, and while I was on the phone, I noticed Teddy would not sit or lay down. That is because there was a HUGE poop log stuck halfway in/halfway out. You KNOW where I am talking about. The woman on the phone told me the only thing I could do was try and pull it out. (Side bar: I am gagging as I relive this memory.)
After ten very traumatic minutes over the sink, a hearty scrub of Teddy’s lower half, and MANY handwashes later… the situation was under control. I called Jay to vent and could hardly tell the story without crying I was laughing so hard. Who does this happen to?!? Here is Teddy afterwards, looking completely innocent of course. It’s like he is saying “What? You know I am still precious.”
I was thinking on my way to work how I would do everything in my power to help Teddy- and he is just a dog for goodness sake! I can only imagine what it feels like to be a mother, and the longing you must feel to protect, care for and comfort your child. Maternal instincts have always come easy for me- I have known I wanted to be a mom my entire life. Thank you Lord for daily reminders about the blessing of motherhood- even when they come in unconventional ways 🙂