This weekend my wife and I got a package from her Mom. ¬†She sent us four bags of Middlesworth Barbecue chips. ¬†They are available in Pennsylvania, but you can't find them here on the West coast. ¬†As far as barbecue chips go, they are pretty damn good. ¬†They have a bit of a kick to them, but not to the point where they burn your mouth like a jalapeno chip would burn.
So we're watching tv and Maizee is sitting at my feet waiting for a chip. ¬†She has allergies and can't eat beef, chicken, or pork. ¬†That means most treats are out of the question for her. ¬†For this reason, I often give her small pieces of snack foods. ¬†Doritos are her favorite.
I gave her a chip or two. ¬†She munched them down quickly. ¬†I have her a few more. ¬†
This was when Marisa told me to stop feeding her chips because the spicy ingredients would make her sick. I felt bad because Maizee just kept looking at me. ¬†I'm a sucker for her puppy dog eyes. ¬†I only gave her two or three more, but on my last "hand out", my wife caught me sneaking her a chip and yelled at me.
Today, when I got home from work, Maizee didn't greet me at the door like she usually does. ¬†My wife told me that I needed to apologize to Maizee. ¬†Apparently, Maizee got up this morning and threw up. ¬†Then she laid around all morning shivering. ¬†She didn't eat any food and she didn't have any water.
Yes, I made Maizee sick by slipping her the chips. ¬†Between Maizee's sad "sick", puppy dog eyes, and Marisa telling me that it was my fault; I could feel more guilty.
By around 6pm, Maizee was playing, eating, and drinking water again. ¬†My guilt will last well past 6pm. ¬†It's not that I want to feel guilty, it's more that my wife won't like me forget that this was all my fault.