My dog decided I should rise early so she could go out in the yard and eat grass. Something is bothering her stomach. It could be an item we've fed her or one of the 2,452 items she may have consumed in the yard.
Her dietary habits have thrown off my schedule. I used the dog monitoring time to type some notes for a breakfast meeting and later asked the dog about her problem but she chose not to elaborate.
My rough draft will be distributed at the meeting. I have not re-read it, trusting that there is nothing in the document about eating grass, but I'll stress that it is a rough draft.
It's the old "rough draft excuse" which, no doubt, is mentioned in the Napoleonic Code. Rough drafts are meant to be rough, even without the influence of a dog.