Poor Tino

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A few weeks ago, I read a great story over at our friends, Something Wagging This Way Comes about funny blog posts, outlining a collection of some of her favorites. One story was a somewhat disgusting but hilarious poop story and it inspired me to share my own disgusting but funny (now) poop story. It involves Tino – of course.
OurTinoIt happened late in Tino’s life, so he was blind – and was beginning to have a touch of dementia. Tino would spend most of his day outside and use our dog door to come in and out. The dog door was down a hallway that lead to Steve’s office and a back bedroom and bathroom.
One of Tino’s typical behaviors when he came indoors for the night would be to stop in Steve’s office to see if he was there, if not he’d continue down the hall, check the bathroom in case Steve was in there and then mosey down the hall into the living room and climb up on his chair.
One day Steve was later than usual coming home, but Tino still hadn’t come inside. It was a little odd, but I didn’t think much of it because sometimes he fell into a pretty heavy sleep outside, under his favorite bush. When Steve finally came home, I was in the kitchen, but heard him come in the back door and then start swearing saying “#&#($*@* Tino, oh no Tino”…
I didn’t know what to expect, was Tino sick, was he laying down in that back hall unable to move or something? I braced for the worst.
Steve was standing in the hallway in front of the bathroom door. “Tino’s made a #$%#(@ mess” he said. Tino? A mess? At his age – what could it be? Did he rip up a towel in the bathroom? He did like to get into wastebaskets…so maybe some tissue shredding?
The bathroom door was closed and I realized Tino had gotten trapped in there. This had happened before as he would accidentally bump the partially closed bathroom door with his nose on his way out and the door would close completely. He would usually bark if this happened and I would come rescue him. For some reason this evening he didn’t bark.
What he did do was poop.
And then, locked in, he continued to try and find his way out of the bathroom so he walked all over the poop and tracked it all over our recently renovated white tile floor and embedded it into his paws. It was a huge frigging mess, I can’t even begin to tell you.
And poor Tino…he’d been trapped in there with the poop for who knows how long, I didn’t hear him at all. I felt terrible. We cleaned him up, cleaned the bathroom and recovered. Tino, as always, was unphased by it all and he just climbed up on his bed and went to sleep. We kept that bathroom door completely closed from then on.

Let’s pay it forward – got a poop story to share?

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  1. Poor Tino! I’m sure he was a lot happier after you cleaned him all up.

    I don’t have any good poop stories from my own dogs, but every once in awhile, a dog at the doggie daycare where I work will poop out something interesting. We’ve had socks, even a pair of thong underwear, and other items!



    • OH yeah, that’s always fun.
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  2. Oh, poor Tino! I’m surprised he didn’t panic and bark so you could let him out.
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    • He was so mellow all the time…even more so as he aged.
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  3. Poor Tino, he couldn’t help it, he wanted to be like those 2 year old kids that paint the walls with poop.
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  4. Poor Tino and poor you! I would feel bad about that too. No good poop stories over here, thankfully.
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    • Be thankful!
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  5. Poor Tino.
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  6. UGH! That would just be NO fun!!! hahaha!!! Poor Tino!
    When I used to keep Koda in the crate, he pooped in it a couple times, and of course, he would walk all over it and make the biggest mess up to bathroom to get cleaned off!!!
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  7. Haha I’m shaking my head with a combination of laughter, empathy and love. I don’t think you can say you’ve ever had a dog until you’ve survived at least one horrific (and horrifically funny) poop escapade.

    • So true…hopefully just one or at least one per dog.
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  8. Oh, Tino. That’s the kind of poop story that makes you want to laugh and cry.

    I’ve never had a poop story that beat Mike making a tootsie pop out of snow and poop, but we still have time.

    I’m picking up our new foster puppy in a couple of hours. I’m hoping he or she doesn’t bring us any poopy inspiration for a blog post.
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    • SO excited about the puppy – can’t wait to see pics.
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  9. Oh yuck. The only poop story I’ll tell is how my dogs think that cat poo is a delicacy and I’ve had to come up with all sorts of solutions to how to let the cats get to the litter box and keep the dogs away. Yup, that’s life with dogs and cats.
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    • So glad I don’t have that challenge. Jack is bad enough with the coyote poop when we walk.
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  10. Oh noooooo – poor Tino! Only one poop story, and it involved me, two doodles, lot’s of leash, a school bus and two poop bags. Here’s the short version – Harley chased the school bus, Leo chased Harley, the leash choked my legs, I went up and came down with – yep you guessed it…. two poop bags. Ugh!

    • That’s one of my nightmares with the poop bags…so sorry for you.
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  11. Oh man that’s a bad one, Kilo prefers beds and white carpets but he always has a neat delivery.

    • That neat delivery makes a big difference.
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  12. When Bentley was a tiny fellow, he would poop and then bark at it. It was hilarious and so dang cute. Haha!
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  13. Awe, poor Tino! Sampson had some gastritis when he was a pup was sick in his crate. I came downstairs to find the poor little guy covered from head to toe. I felt horrible. Gave him a bath and rushed him to the vet.

    Other than that, I don’t think I have any stories, unless you count the time I got some on my bare toes…eww
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    • Poor thing…both of you.
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  14. Hi Y’all!

    My Human, unfortunately, understands about dogs getting shut it where they don’t belong. Fortunately no funny poop tales, though.

    Y’all come on by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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  15. Awwww, poor Tino! Thankfully that has never happened here but if it did they would probably just bark their fool heads off! Thanks for the laughs!
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  16. I can only imagine the mess…lol.
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