Our dog, Honey Girl, is a sensitive little girl. We spent part of Christmas Eve with her dogsitter, an elderly lady (let's call her "Auntie") who lives in our building and misses having a dog. Auntie says that Honey Girl talks to her & I believe her. HG was playing on the floor when, all of a sudden, she looks into my eyes, runs to the front door, then runs back in the room and gives me another urgent look. I said, "I need to take HG out; She needs to go poop."
As we waited for the elevator, HG started to crouch, so I picked her up. I put her down when we got outside and she immediately relieved herself of some fairly loose stool. She had a touch of the runs. I definitely *heard* her say, "I gotta GO!"
Then yesterday, Christmas Day, she poked my calf with her nose and gave me that look. Again, I said, "She wants to go out NOW!" We got 2 feet away from the door (outside) and she threw up. She did not get food treats for Christmas, so it is probably due to her delicate constitution and holiday overload. She was completely recovered by last night.
HG is pee pad trained; She will happily go pee on the pads. She aims right for the middle and is very proud of herself when she hits it. She does not like to poop on the pads because she circles and strains a bit (she had a hernia repaired the day before we rescued her), so it's hard to keep it all on the pad. She doesn't vomit very often. The time before this, she was in bed with me and suddenly jumped off the bed and started puking on the pee pad. She's such a good girl.
Re-reading this post I realize it is a bit tame for this topic.