Ziggy has issues. They aren't normal dog issues, like wanting to chase cats or dig holes. They aren't even abnormal dog issues, like an irrational fear of a water bowl. No, Ziggy's issues are more... human in nature. Ziggy apparently picked up some bad habits before I brought him home. For one thing, he's the first dog I've ever had who really enjoys chewing on the cigarette butts that are found on the ground outside PetSmart occasionally. And when someone walks by smoking a cigarette, he just about pulls my arm out of the socket trying to follow that person and get a whiff of the smoke.
But its not just the tobacco addiction that concerns me. It's also the drinking.
Yes, it's true. Ziggy is an alcoholic.
I caught him the other day, sneaking a beer out of the refrigerator and guzzling it down. I have proof.
Okay fine, maybe my husband drank the beer and Ziggy just found the empty bottle on the kitchen counter. But he definitely enjoyed it way too much.
And even more of a concern to me is that he didn't seem drunk at all afterwards. Or actually, he seemed like his usual self - and he usually acts slightly inebriated. I'm afraid that he may have a bigger problem than I previously realized. Does anyone know of a doggie self-help group? Or maybe a support group for foster moms of dogs with drinking problems? I just don't know what to do with him anymore.