I had a very busy week, and had about 30 minutes after school to prepare for our “primary team” special holiday dinner. I stood at the kitchen counter and poured myself a glass of water for my packet of Emergen-C. (I LOVE THAT STUFF.) I took Junior’s medicine out of the cupboard and placed it on the counter.
You remember Junior, don’t you? He’s my crazy dog that was rescued by the police FROM MY FRONT YARD a couple of years ago. Remember how we had to wait 24 hours before we located him and picked him up from the dog pound after the police rescued him from HIS OWN FRONT YARD. Yeah. Well, I might have forgotten to mention that he was epileptic. He takes two doses of Phenobarbital each day to keep him, well, oh let’s say RELAXED.
I opened his bottle and remembered that he only had ONE LEFT. I placed it on the counter ready to call in the prescription. First, I ran the water quickly, filled my glass, threw a pill down my throat and looked at the dog.
He looked at me curiously.
Why? Cause I had just taken HIS last pill. THE DOG’S SEIZURE MEDICINE.
Remember in college when you would force yourself to be sick if the room was spinning? Yeah, well, I RAN into the bathroom and did the same. I forced myself until even my BREAKFAST was staring at me.
And when I called the vet in a panic? They weren’t sure if I would be okay or not.
“Well, I’ve basically taken matters into my own hand. And frankly after what I’ve been through these last few years I figure that there isn’t MUCH that can kill me.
At least not yet.”
I went to dinner, shared the story with my team who immediately laughed ENDLESSLY and proceeded to laugh throughout the night, splattering a bark or two here or there. (Yes, they were concerned and texted me all night, but I like to think I'm providing them some laughter therapy.)
I woke up today more rested that I’d been in a LONG, LONG time. (Who needs Ambien? Honestly..just steal your dog's meds.) And except for the urge to scratch myself with my hind leg and pee at the fire hydrant, I’m perfectly fine. Perfectly (scratch) fine.