Thursday, February 21, 2008

Oral Fixations...

The latest in Shelby-drama (reader-discretion advised):

A couple days ago, Shelby discovered the trashcan in our master bathroom. She tried to get past us carrying tissues, tampons and more... and so far, we'd managed to stop her. Well, yesterday we weren't so quick. I found her in the bathroom with half of a condom in her mouth. Yes, a condom! The other half was nowhere to be found, and I quickly realized that was because she had already swallowed it!!! Ahhhhh!! SHELBY!!! A significant amount was gone and I was afraid it was going to cause a blockage in her little system and surely we'd have to have it surgically removed... how embarassing! I couldn't bear to call the vet, so I had Mike call. Well, apparently, this is a fairly common thing, and the vet told Mike we'd just need to keep a close eye on her. It may pass through, but if it didn't or if she started heaving, we'd need to bring her in and surgery would be necessary. I called into work, told them my puppy swallowed a plastic baggie (no way am I telling my conservative CBN managers that my puppy just ate a condom!) , and I worked from home all day to watch her. Well Shelby seemed un-phased, but it wasn't until this morning and more this afternoon that we knew she'd finally be okay. I found the remains in her stinky-poop and there was so much, I wouldn't be surprised if she actually ate two!

Hopefully my mom-friends can get a good laugh out of this story!! Now that I'm no longer worried we'll have astronomical surgery bills for our curious puppy, I'm sure this is a story we'll be laughing at for years to come...

2 comments:

Elsie Hall said...

That DID give me a good laugh. Our dog likes to dig into the kitty litter box for goodies. Ick! What possesses these animals?

Anna Childress said...

Oh, my, my, my...