Caution: This post may contain gross, unappealing, or inappropriate content.
Bleary eyed, I stumbled to Reba's baby gated room to let her out this morning. As per normal she greeted me with a stretch and a groan, signaling she was happy to be up. Giving her a couple of quick strokes down her back, we began making our way to the door. Where I came to an abrupt halt.
There, not far from her food dishes, on the mat where she often snoozes was something nasty looking. At first glance I thought she'd "done her business" on the mat. Incoherent I pointed at the offending matter. She looked up at me happily. Grumbling I skirted it, released the dog into the great outdoors, and grabbed some paper towel to pick it up with.
Once it was in my hand I went outside and threw down into the shelter belt. And once my hand was free of grossness, I went and stared at the spot it had been. Because it certainly didn't feel like any waste material I'd ever picked up. It didn't smell like any waste material I'd encountered.
Puzzled, I cleaned the rug, and spent the drive to work pondering just what exactly was on the mat.
Poop? Or puke?
It was brown like poop. But the texture and look of it was kinda puke slimy looking. It almost looked like a brown hair ball. Almost like something an owl or wild animal would puke up - or an old, dried out coyote turd. Except it wasn't dried out. It was kinda slimy. If I'd had any presence of mind I would've taken a picture and posted it. But I'm not exactly a morning person. I digress...
So, bottom line is, Reba left a deposit last night, and I have no idea what it is. I did deworm yesterday and I know she was wormy - vet figured she'd ate a dead animal. Would she have puked up a worm mass? *shudder*
What I do know for sure, is that it's not an experience I care to repeat.