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Ok... so I had a disgusting discovery when I came home today. If you remember, I posted a few days ago that Daisy had some of her episodes this past weekend. Sometimes when that happens and she eats a bunch of grass, she ends up with diarrhea a few days later. Yesterday I came home for lunch and she was fine. Today I decided to work through lunch because I had to leave work early to take both pups to the vet for their yearly heartworm check. Apparently today she decided she was going to have an issue.

Now, the majority of our house here is hard floor. The only carpet is a few area rugs. Well we recently borrowed my sister-in-laws Roomba vacuum and set it to run during the day. Well... you can probably see where this is going.

When I opened the door to the house from the garage I could smell that one of them (99.999% sure it was Daisy) had a #2 accident. I was expecting to see a small pile somewhere, probably a little diarrhea. Since we have hard floors it's not really the end of the world. I just clean up and mop with an anti-bacterial cleaner.

So I walk in and I see that the entire dining room is covered with smeared poo! The Roomba ran at it's regular time and ran right over the poo, dragging it EVERYWHERE. There was even some on the base boards, the dining room floor, one of the edges of one of the dog beds, the kitchen, part of the living room, and part of the office. It was also on portions of the area rugs and door mats. I was SOOOOOO upset! Not at Daisy, it's not her fault. Just frustrated because I needed to clean but didn't have time to finish because I had to go to the vets office. ARRRGGHHH!!!!! And there is poo ALL over the Roomba. I don't know if it's salvageable or not... At least the house is starting to smell fresh again.
 

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Boy, my heart goes out to you. If I were you I would want to go pull the covers over my head for at least a week. Poor you, poor Daisy, poor Roomba! My Megan has very similar stomach issues so I totally feel for you (and Daisy). If there were some sort of Beagle World Prize for what can go wrong in the worst possible way, you would have the award for this week, most likely the month, and maybe even tied for the year!!!!
 

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Wouldn't that make it a Poo-mbah instead of a Roomba?

Sorry, bad joke.

We have and use a Roomba, but I never even though about what might happen if it came across poo.
 

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Oh my gosh, that is so awful! How frustrating it must have been. I think I'd be in tears and looking for a new place to live 5 minutes after walking into such a situation. I'm glad you've gotten it under control.
 

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Sorry... my first reaction is to laugh. As soon as you said Roomba, I knew what was coming. After dealing with a paralyzed dog for 8 years (and the accidents that went along with it), that would not phase me too much.

Dog poo and Roombas = NOT GOOD
 

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I am so sorry. I laugh only because that sort of thing is just my luck!
 

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I'm sorry, but my first reaction was to laugh too - I could see where the story was going as soon as I started to read your post. But then the rest of us didn't have to experience the horror in real life.

And you have made me decide that a Roomba is not for me!
 

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That's one of those things that draw out a few choice words when it happens but eventually the humor sets in.


But it didn't happen to me so I have to admit that I giggled when I read it. Sorry.

All part of having a beagle.
 

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LOL!! I LOVE the poomba joke!

I actually figured out today that it wasn't Daisy, but Rocky! He has had diarrhea ALL day! He got me up early this morning and had a rough time, straining and grunting. Then when I went to leave for work he had more trouble. I decided to call my neighbor to see if she could come check on them between the time I left and the time I came home for lunch. I left around 6:30 and she came by about 8am to find diarrhea in the dining room with some blood in it. She called me and I left work and came home. After once again cleaning (fortunately no Poomba interference this time
) I did some work from home. Rocky was fine for about 3hrs so I decided to try and go back to work. It was only going to be another 3hrs or so before I could get back and he'd been fine for the past 3hrs.

I had called the vet on my way home the first time and they said not to worry, his intestines were probably just irritated and that's why I was seeing the blood. They said as long as he's acting normal and drinking to just give him some rice, etc. for dinner and keep an eye on him.

So I went to work and when I came home there was MORE diarrhea and blood. I again called the vet and they again told me to give him some rice/ck for dinner and see how he does. He is still acting just fine.

Poor baby though, he has continued to have small bouts of diarrhea throughout this evening, although I haven't noticed the blood. If he is still having problems tomorrow I'm going to take him in to see the vet.

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I did have a good cry yesterday when I walked into the house... but I can definitely see how the story has it's funny side.


Signed,
The Poomba master
 

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Gosh I feel for you...even if it is a little bit funny (LOL!)

My situation is nowhere near what you've been through, it just shows their willfullness at times. My two have a bout of giardia which includes the runny diarhea. My Bella (who came from a puppy mill and lived outside in the Michigan snow 365 days a year unprotected until 6 months ago when I rescued her) had a bout of diarhea and I could see her go outside and then she came inside and wham = diarhea all over my kitchen area rug.

Now they have indoor/outdoor access ALL DAY AND NIGHT and for cripes sake she lived OUTSIDE FOR THREE YEARS, but she needed a cushy rug to do rest her tush on while dribbling I guess. She'd never been inside a house of any kind before 6 months ago so it's not like she isn't used to the outside. Little princess!!

The rug is gone needless to say...

Hope your guy is OK soon.
 

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Originally Posted By: Jack&BellaGosh I feel for you...even if it is a little bit funny (LOL!)
I wish mine could have access outside! Rocky will run outside to go if he can get out there, we just don't have a doggie door for them attached to the house.

And I hate to leave them outside all day because a)they bark a lot and we already have someone in the neighborhood complaining about my neighbor's dogs and b)it's so hot right now!

I can't believe Bella would go outside and wait until she got back inside to go! EEK!
 

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I'm sorry!

I'm so sorry that you came home to that mess, but...

What a mental image I got! If it counts for anything, I had an absolutely horrible day at work, and your post made me laugh, which I really needed.

I hope Rocky feels better - add a few tablespoons of canned unsweetened pumpkin to his food to help with the diarrhea. For any poo stains, spray with one of those enzyme cleaners, then wait a day for it to dry and use an Oxy cleaner. Works wonders.
 

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Originally Posted By: DaisyTheDevilDog

I'm sorry!

I'm so sorry that you came home to that mess, but...

What a mental image I got! If it counts for anything, I had an absolutely horrible day at work, and your post made me laugh, which I really needed.

I hope Rocky feels better - add a few tablespoons of canned unsweetened pumpkin to his food to help with the diarrhea. For any poo stains, spray with one of those enzyme cleaners, then wait a day for it to dry and use an Oxy cleaner. Works wonders.
I'm so glad that the post got a smile
Everyone at my office thought it was really funny too. There's just this mental image of a Roomba vacuum (supposedly this great helpful tool) making an absolute mess!! And it moves pretty slowly so I can just picture the poo slowly getting dragged across the floor and the dogs just staring and barking at it.

I hope your evening is better than your day!! Thanks for the pumpkin advice.
 

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Sorry i had to laugh as well. Visions of that roomba (never heard of them) spreading muck. Bet you wont be using it again! Hope Rocky is better now
 

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Okay, I laughed too and I am so glad I gave my Roomba to my parents. Maybe you should invest in a Scooba (the one that vacuums and mops at the same time)? I hope Rocky is going to be okay though.
 
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