• jill

    A. Hilarious.
    B. I must know what treats these are, in order to avoid them.
    C. Chuck is valedictorian of puking.

  • http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/ The Absent Minded Housewife

    Fuck my diet. I want pizza.

  • http://www.cristinarobinson.net/ Cristina Robinson

    HAHA @ B! I was thinking the same thing!

  • Jezebel Smith

    I believe my dog had the same exact reaction to those “white rubber treats”, which were on sale at Costco a few months ago. I love Costco’s return policy. I only gave him one treat (while I was home), but I came home later that day to find piles of vomit all over the living room.

  • grad.nauseam

    “Dignity does not own a pet,” is how I will explain the existence of the box of baby wipes I keep near the back door from now on.

  • Teal

    The phrase “the most awful noise erupting from her face” made me LOL. I cracked up at the image of “Chuck’s head bobbing in rhythm to the involuntary movements of his throat” I’m glad Chuck’s okay, though!

  • http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/ The Absent Minded Housewife

    ..and as soon as I commented on this post, my kid starts running to the bathroom shouting, “I have to throw up!” Poor kiddo.

    I swear to god I don’t feed him Costco dog treats.

  • http://ferryfolk.com Danalan

    You’ve got to be extremely careful with pet food these days. Even the big brands are getting horribly adulterated crap from China. Purina food gave our Yoshi salmonella, and he died within 6 months. Ask your veterinarian how many more sick dogs they’re seeing nowadays.

  • scout

    Why didn’t you put the dog outside?

  • theboldsoul

    Why, oh WHY did I think it would be a good idea to sit down to read this post with a bowl of OATMEAL for my breakfast? Got to the part about Chuck’s heaving body and had to stop reading. Will come back in a year or so when I can get that image out of my head.

    On the other hand, perhaps this visualization will be a good weight-loss aid. So, you know, THANKS for that, Heather.

  • Tracie

    I can smell it from here.
    Would love to know how you (if you) got rid of the smell.
    Have similar issues.

  • Allyssa Wheaton-Rodriguez

    We can’t give our dogs greenies because of the same reaction.

  • daneysdish

    This post made me vomit. Although, I also have two dogs whose actions regularly make me vomit as well.

    I love my dogs, but also cannot wait for the sweet lord to take them away. If that makes me evil, so be it. I can’t wait not to clean up errant shit and puke and anal gland juices.

  • Jenny

    This post should be labeled with a “trigger warning” for bulimic dogs…

  • Jo D

    soak some lemon or orange peels in white vinegar for at least a day (or a week or two in the fridge). Dump the citrus-y vinegar into a spray bottle with 30% water and go to town on any pet stains (check that the light yellow doesn’t stain further first, I’ve never had an issue but you never know). If you’re feeling extra ambitious, liberally sprinkle baking soda on the spot after spraying to draw out more stank (and help the spot dry faster) and vacuum it up the next day. Works for every bodily function my dogs have done on my carpet.

  • Beth

    Gag. Are they allowed on the furniture? I’m trying to keep my puppy off of my couches but I feel like it’s a losing battle. She looks so cozy on the couch.

  • ninjaf

    I am also wondering, as we buy very similar sounding treats for our dogs at Costco. They love them, but we have never had an experiences like that…with these treats.

  • acm

    Man, I haven’t thought of that specific sound for a long time, but I could immediately hear it and feel the chills of dread it used to elicit, back in my dog-owning days. whhhhew.

  • DANI

    so…………….
    your dog puked…………….
    wow……………..soooooooooooooooo interesting
    and funny
    IM BEING SARCASTIC

  • KristenfromMA

    We’re the treats made in China? Seriously, you have to avoid stuff from China.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Are you being sarcastic?

  • Heather Armstrong

    They aren’t allowed on the furniture, no, but they sometimes sneak onto the couch when they think I’m not looking.

  • Heather Armstrong

    I am a huge, huge fan of this stuff and it totally works: Natures Miracle Advanced Stain & Odor Gal

  • Heather Armstrong

    Sorry! I will lead off with a warning next time.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Because then my father wouldn’t have been witnessing it.

  • Heather Armstrong

    I threw them away immediately, so I’m not sure. Chuck is going in for a checkup soon so I’ll ask the vet for some recommendations.

  • Bea

    “DIGNITY DOES NOT OWN A PET”
    Oh Heather, I think you’ve just pitched a bestseller.

  • theboldsoul

    Maybe it’s Chuck who needs to give the warning. ;) And OMG what the hell was IN that dog “food”? Scary to imagine. Who do you contact to report bad pet foods – the FDA?

  • theboldsoul

    Clearly, she’s being sarcastic. Didn’t you see all the CAPITAL LETTERS? I don’t know about you, Heather, but my sarcasms are always in caps… in my head, at least.

  • Becky

    ROFLMAO!!!!! Couldn’t have picked a better day for it either…thank You Heather and karma.

  • Laurie

    Wow scout, that was profound.
    Heather, this is hysterical! Thank you.

  • Should be working!

    Of course, I would have to read this the day after an episode with my cat: she woke me at 4:00 a.m. making that hollow coughing sound in the bedroom. As I go to clean that up, she moves to the hall, and does it again, and then moves to the living room and repeats! Everywhere except on a non-carpeted surface. Luckily, it was only a couple small spots except for the initial hairball, but you can’t ignore it until later. And I was the only audience, but since I sleep commando-style, you can imagine the show I put on!

  • Amanda

    I cannot handle vomit, mine, others, and especially my dogs. And even though I was gagging through this post, it is still very funny! Marlo’s reaction is about the same as mine would have been.

  • Angela

    My friend sent an ecard to me the other day with the Dos Equis guy on it that said: “I don’t always jump out of bed like a ninja in the middle of the night. . . but when I do, it’s because my dog is about to throw up on the carpet.” I have 4 miniature Dachshunds who sleep in bed with us (I know! I know!) and one of them has a fairly sensitive stomach. I can completely relate to this which is why I am currently snorting liquid out of my nose. Yay Chuck!

  • MoiraZ

    We fed our dog baby carrots and that dog would do ANYTHING for a baby carrot. Vet recommended healthy treats. Just no grapes… :)

  • Torchness

    If we could buy stock in that stuff, I would. Worked miracles potty training a 3 year old rescue pug. When we have a kid I’m going to see if it works on my kid as well, can’t hurt, right?

  • issascrazyworld

    Oh my word. Your poor dad. I can’t stop laughing at him, but I do feel bad about it. Sorta. Kinda. He reminds me of my Grandma who once flipped out because my brother used the bathroom closest to the kitchen to pee. He was eight. But you could hear it and well that is something that DIDN’T exist in my Grandmothers world.

  • JM

    I am totally eye-balling the dental treats I just bought for my dogs on sale now and tempted to soak them in water to see what happens. I will suggest Blue Buffalo though. I have a dog with ridiculous allergies and Blue Buffalo is the first food I’ve come across in however many years we’ve been dealing with this that doesn’t aggravate her allergies or her stomach. They have regular treats that my dogs go crazy over, but they also make the dental chews too. And elk antler treats, if you need to train Chuck and Coco to attack elk on site. (I’m imagining that’s what will happen once a dog gets the taste for elk antlers.)

  • Kathy R

    Hilarious! Glad your pups are ok. I hope you’re dads gonna be ok. LOL

  • http://oddlovescompany.com/blog/ Katybeth

    The worst treats ever. We really need to call Cosco and insist they send someone to clean our carpets and pay our vet bill if they insist on selling them. Even worse these “American” made treats cause blockages in dogs prone to them. So many of my clients have had Chuck’s problem but not one of them has mentioned the glory of having it happen with an audience! Did you ask your Dad if he ever wonder why you named him Chuck?

  • MallyMon

    Thank you, I haven’t laughed so much in ages. :) x

  • MallyMon

    P.S. I love your dogs almost as much as I enjoy reading about your daughters.

  • Karen

    I felt like a huge pile of steaming dog crap after the dogs watched- watched! I let them see! Gah! :-( – me throw away the bag of Hartz Oink Twists my husband brought home for the dog… but dude, husband is still trying to accept my “No poison for the dogs!” rule. But can unblame him a little. Our annual pet food bill for 4 cats and 2 dogs overshoots our own annual medical bills I think.

  • americanrecluse

    Oh god oh god oh god oh god this is why I can’t have a dog (and the poop eating thing).

  • Rita Arens

    My cat Petunia used to puke all over the light-colored carpet at least five times a day no matter what we did. We bought the special little green Bissell vacuum thingie and changed her food and changed everything and still, every morning, there would be a little pile of cat puke greeting me. Every damn morning.

  • dani

    yes :)
    can’t you read? :)

  • Erika Ternes

    Don’t forget the ………………………….
    ellipses
    and random line breaks
    and ellllllloooooooooooooooooongated spelling
    BUT NO APOSTROPHES! APOSTROPHES ARE THE ENEMY OF SARCASM!