Thanksgiving Doggie Diarrhea

Thanksgiving Doggie Diarrhea

Photo by Sarah Pflug from Burst


Travel with dogs isn't always easy...for them or us.

One Thanksgiving as a kid, my family and I were returning from and island called Whidbey Island to the mainland in Washington. We celebrated Thanksgiving on the island, where my family has a cabin right on Puget Sound. We took the ferry, because it was so much faster than driving to the nearest bridge.

When we got onto the ferry, our dog Sir Duncan McMuffin (Muffin for short. And yes, it's a male dog) started to drool a lot. Thin streams of drool starting cascading out of his mouth. I was sitting in the backseat with my brothers and the dog as this happened and didn't know what it might mean, but it was definitely weird.

Finally, Muffin jumped up onto the rear deck of our Ford Taurus and unleashed a waterfall of poop onto my brothers' heads and shoulders. Turns out, he had a reaction to something (maybe turkey) that we had for Thanksgiving. Instantly, the car filled with the reek and poop and everyone was upset. My parents grabbed what they could find to wipe my brothers down, but they were still trapped on the ferry and really couldn't clean up until we got home.

Thankfully, the ferry ride itself was only 20 or so minutes and we only lived 5 minutes from the ferry.

Moral of the story. Don't feed your dog too much of your Thanksgiving meal. And secondly, consider a dog seat cover like Waterproof Car Seat Cover for Dogs.

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