It’s been a week.
The other day, Delilah managed to eat a pack of sugar-free gum. Sugar-free gum contains Xylitol, a chemical that can cause severe hypoglycemia, seizures, and death in dogs (note the Oxford comma. Screw you whoever said it is not acceptable, I love the Oxford comma and I’m keeping it!). We induced vomiting with hydrogen peroxide, meaning we had to jam a syringe of H2O2 down her throat repeatedly. She finally vomited all over the carpet despite us taking her out side repeatedly. Luckily, she threw up the gum and wrappers and seemed fine.
Until the garbage truck came a little later. Normally when she hears the garbage truck, Delilah will try to hide next to the toilet or in the refrigerator (depending on what room I’m in) and then hightail it up to under our bed. For some reason this particular week, she couldn’t stand the idea of being away from me and decided I must be holding her at all times. She actually jumped out of Keith’s arms to get to me.
I was in a huge hurry while she was jumping at me. I had just finished boiling Chinese tea on the stove and was trying to leave. I ignored her while packing my lunch thinking she’d eventually go under the bed. She didn’t and she finally jumped on the stove to get my attention.
The stove that had just been on to boil tea.
The dog was so panicked that she actually would have stayed on the stove had I not ripped her off of it. Her paw now has singe marks on multiple pads, but she seems ok. She finally threw herself under the bed because we were yelling (not at her, just in terror), but husband says she came flying out in terror as soon as she heard me leave.
I really don’t know what to do for this dog.
In other news, my right piriformis is now messed up. This whole time I’ve been having problems with the left, which finally feels under control again. I went for a 2 miler on Thursday and I felt achy towards the end on the right hip, but I ignored it because that isn’t my injured hip and either way I had to get home. I could barely walk to rest of the day. I have no idea if I’ll be able to race tomorrow, even with tape. I am bereft.
Also, on my run yesterday, something creepy happened. I was running up the main road near my apartment when a car honked at me as it passed me from behind (I was on the sidewalk). I ignored it, but the guy stopped at the stop sign up ahead for an inappropriately long time, almost like he was waiting for me. He only started to move when we realized a cop was approaching from the other direction (the cop was the only other vehicle). Maybe it was nothing, but it scared me.
What do you think, am I just paranoid?
Sorry this blog is so poorly thought out! I spent all my free time this afternoon finishing Divergent (READ IT NOW!) and now I am booked all evening. I have a super awesome giveaway coming up this week (I’m thinking Monday). Anyone have any exciting plans this weekend? Is anyone else on Goodreads? If you are, come find me HERE so I can shamelessly creep on your library (I always need something new to read). Ari is my only friend on there, but she has an awesome library and I’ve already found a bunch of books I want to read!
Also, I’m on DailyMile and Twitter if we aren’t already friends. Is it annoying when bloggers beg for followers? I feel like a toolbox right now. But seriously, I have 3 giveaways coming up, so be my friend.