How Many Undies Can You Eat At One Time?
Today’s Observations From the Tub takes a look at one overachieving Black Labrador named Tiki who developed a stomach mass. The doctor ultimately removed 70+ non-food items (including 8 pairs of his master’s undies and 62 hair bands) from the 8-year-old pooch’s belly. Here’s the video:
Seeing this video reminded me of our Golden Retriever, Riley, who had a similar surgery. The surgeon who cared for Riley said it was like opening up a Great White shark. He found 2-1/2 yards of string, parts of Barbie dolls, GI Joes, barrettes, bobby pins, nickels, dimes, pennies, and pen caps—and those are just the things I can remember. Everything probably would’ve passed right through except for the string, which balled up and gummed up the works. I’d like to tell you that Riley learned his lesson, but he didn’t. In subsequent years he ate, among other things, my jewelry (I donned rubber gloves and followed him around the back yard, all to no avail), a whole pack of BIC pens, and an entire gingerbread house (he had a partner in crime with that one—our Samoyed, Tasha). Day-Glo Crayons ranked among his favorite non-food items, which resulted in quite the colorful back yard, let me tell you. Lord knows what he ate that we never knew about. That dog had a cast iron stomach. But look how happy he was!
Do you have a dog? What weird things has your fur-baby chowed down on? Do you have other types of animals with similar bad habits?
See you Monday for Pawsitive Pondering!