There are certain noises that can wake you up at night and you’re instantly fully awake and alert. It could be something dangerous like someone breaking into your house or a gunshot. It could be a natural occurrence such as thunder or an earthquake. For some people it’s the tiniest sound made by a baby. For people with pets, it’s the lovely 4:00 AM sound of an animal regurgitating.
Yes, it was around four o’clock this morning when I practically flew out of bed, hoping to keep A.J. from barfing all over the carpet. I was lucky and was able to drag his bed right in front of him just as everything came up. I then grabbed a blanket, wrapped myself up, and hurried A.J. outside in case he wasn’t done yet. There must have been a cat in the yard earlier because he started running around growling. (Thankfully he didn’t start barking.) After a few minutes he went potty and we came back in.
I cleaned off A.J.’s bed and discovered what had made him sick. It seems that on our walk last night he decided a big hunk of plastic was something that needed to be eaten. He was wrong, and the plastic was now lying on his bed. After cleaning it up I took the cover off the bed, wrapped the bed in an old blanket, and we all settled back in for a few more hours of sleep.
This morning A.J. is doing well. With all that plastic gone he was ready for a full breakfast. Soon we’ll go out for our morning walk. It would be nice if A.J. would learn a lesson from this but … he’s a dog.