I can’t figure out why my dog thinks that when she gets sick, she needs to find the carpet to throw up on. I used to think that she just puked where she stood but the other night I gave a piece of leftover chicken and she did what all dogs do: she tried to inhale it.

It didn’t quite go like she intended and she started retching.  There she was on the nice easy-to-clean linoleum and she started staggering for the carpet.  I shouted (which did no good to a deaf dog) and pulled her to the door and shoved her out.  So she obviously thinks the carpet is just the right spot to throw up.

I hope science will get right onto this issue.