My first real experience with dogs are my mother's two dogs. They are both little things... lap dogs, I think you would call them. Anyway, tonight I was watching a movie with my mom and giving pets to my mom's toy poodle. The toy poodle has been training me to pet her since I got here a couple weeks ago. I'm very obedient and a pretty fast learner. Every time I stop petting her for a second she puts her nose under my wrist and flips my hand backwards to the top of her poofy little head.
So tonight I was giving her lots of pets because by this point I pretty much had my job figured out. The other little doggie was by his mommy (and my mommy. Aw I have two little siblings now.) And anyway, she flops over to her back and has her paws in the air. Not stiffened up, but relaxed, I thought. So I pet her upper belly. Then she completely freaked me out. She like sort of let her mouth hang wide open and her eyes are going kinda weirdly loopy and one of her back legs is twitching.
It looked like some kind of floppy seizure. I don't know though I have never seen an animal or human seize before. But to top it all off my mom said that the toy poodle never lets people pet her belly. I didn't realize that, so maybe I upset the dog, but she's the one who turned over first. Maybe she turned over because she felt sick or something, though, or that's when this weird medical issue started. She didn't bite me or anything like that. She's not a biter. But I was nervous seeing her mouth hanging wide open like that, so I nudged her a little bit and she stopped doing that twitching and closed her mouth like she normally has it. I gave her head and neck some more pets and checked her eye contact and she seemed fine pretty fast. Tonight she ran around outside just fine, too.
Is my mom's dog okay? I only had cats before and I never seen them do this kind of thing. Even when I give cats lots and lots of pets they don't do this. I really hope she's okay; she's only eight years old and that's not very old for a dog. I didn't want to ask my mother about this because I didn't want to worry her if it was a real bad sign.