When one is not e-nough!
Mulitple Poodle Syndrome
|Number of Points||Dr. Dawg's Diagnosis|
|2-4||Go to bed. Drink a lot of Vitamin C. You'll be okay in the morning. Maybe.|
|5-7||Rest for a few days. Cuddle up with a few dogs and enjoy Pet Rescue.|
|8-10||Don't go near the local pet shop or Battersea Dogs Home. You are at risk. And you may be contagious.|
|11+||Give in. You have a chronic condition. You are incurable. Enjoy it.|
If you are suffering from this
all-consuming and highly contagious (but not dangerous) disease, relieve the pain. Share them
Email your symptoms to:- Ellen Rocco at Agilitynet.
My husband's dog Tribble got her name from a Star Trek episode that was based on pet therapy and pet overpopulation, The Trouble with Tribbles. A visitor on the Enterprise gave a depressed young woman a round furry creature called a 'Tribble' and told her if she petted and cuddled it, it would make her feel better. Well, it did. When the woman felt better she thought she should make the Tribble feel good by feeding it. When you feed Tribbles, they multiply. One turned into 1,700,000 (?) in 48 or 72 hrs! Has this happened at your house? Well, it has at mine. Tribble is from my first litter, where we kept two pups instead of one, and they continue to multiply here, although the Tribbles are now Border Collies! (05/03/04)
From Carolyn Smith
What a relief to find that I am not alone in this terrible disease! As my patient father puts it, 'Carolyn, the dogs don't live with you, you live with the dogs.'
I chose my home for the large yard and six foot privacy fence without concern for the structure itself. Indeed, all landscaping is outside the confines of the fence. I recently purchased a king-size bed to accommodate me and my seven dog. The queen-size mattress just wasn't doing it. I have three Beagles, one Foxhound, a Jack Russell terrier, a Lab mix and a Shep-chow. My veterinarian has been my referral source for MDs and DDSs, as he was my first contact when I relocated to this small Texas town. Life revolves around the dogs.
My husband and I are separated, non-dog related. I have been holding out on divorce working hard at reconciliation, because who else would put up with all these dogs in the house! They have a doggie door and the run of the place, and that is the way we all like it.
I am also an avid foxhunter and spend three days a week out at the kennels working forty-five hounds with the hunt staff. There are a few hounds not working well in the pack, hence my canine coffers may have to accommodate a few more.
What joy! What abundance of love and amusement! What immense emotional rewards are to be reaped by living in a big group of healthy, happy dogs! (27/06/01)