Bella and the batting
Years ago a very good friend of mine and I were both working at our local newspaper. In addition to our reporting duties, she wrote a mommy blog and I wrote a dog blog. Whenever either of us had a story to tell that involved poop, it was wickedly popular.
Here’s your warning. If you don’t like poop stories, stop reading now. If you find them hilarious, keep on.
So this same friend and I were at sit-n-sew a couple weeks ago catching up. It had been a while, as we both have moved on to new jobs and we don’t get to share our crazy stories as often anymore. She had gotten a new dog since we last got together, a cute little cuddly puppy named Bella.
Now Bella is a rescue pup. And as a former foster doggy mom, I am all too familiar with the quirks rescue dogs can come with. Bella’s quirk is she likes to eat random objects. Usually it isn’t a big deal.
Until one day when my friend noticed Bella seemed to be taking a long time going to the bathroom. Upon closer inspection, there appeared to be a fuzzy string coming out of Bella’s bottom. So (dog moms we’ve all been there) my friend started to pull, and pull, and pull. The fuzzy string just kept on coming.
All the while my friend is thinking, what in the hell has this little stinker of a dog got into? And then she recognized the soft fluffy material that was coming out of Bella’s bottom like scarves from a magician’s sleeve. Bella had eaten quilt batting, and she was now pulling it out of Bella’s ass.
Eventually the batting did all come out. The dog was fine and, to my friend’s knowledge, the dog hasn’t eaten anymore. But it does make for one really funny story, that my friend gave me full permission to share here with you all. I hope you’re dying of laughter as I was when I first heard it.
Have your dogs ever eaten any of your quilting supplies? One of my cocker spaniels likes to eat my thimbles. I use the leather kind and something about the smell of my sweat in the leather must just make her think it is awesome because I’ve lost at least half-a-dozen to her. Let me know in the comments. We’ll make this the “Shit My Dog Ate: The Quilting Edition.”