Down the hatch

OK.  So you know how I have this bad habit of chewing on pillowcases.  And eating dryer lint. Well over the Christmas holidays, my human heard about a dog who has an even WORSE eating habit.

My human was at a party on our road and of course, since the neighbors are all  pretty much aware of our bad behavior, the discussion turned to dogs. We have run through most neighbors’ yards by now.  At one point or anther.  Anyway, my human was talking to the neighbors who were owned by our old buddy Hudson.  And they told this story which made my dryer lint habit look like nothing.  
But before we get to that, we can’t forget about some other bad eating habits.  Like when Paxton ate my human’s sling when she broke her wrist.  Yup.  The WHOLE sling.  More than two feet of fabric.  He had to have surgery to have it removed.  And then there was another Bernese who ate a mitten.  And that also needed surgery.  Now before the negative Nellies start saying that my human is not aware of where she has put things – you need to understand that these guys were SUPER fast at grabbing things.  Like magicians.  And trust me – the LAST thing she ever wants is to see a dog having surgery for eating something bad.  A search of the internet yields stories of dogs eating rocks, socks, needles and even a steak knife.  That’s why the door to the laundry room is promptly shut – and the dryer lint is now quickly removed from  the trash.  She has not yet given up sleeping with pillows though….
Which brings me to our current story.  It took place in Texas. It seems our neighbor’s uncle was out with the family Fido walking on a golf course – just like we do. And while they were out, the wife said she saw the dog swallow a GOLF BALL!   The dog seemed fine, and the husband was reportedly skeptical, but they took Fido, a Labrador to the vet just to check things out.  The vet examined the dog and decided to do an X-ray – even though Fido seemed fine.  Get ready for the X-ray….
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So a bit of a mistake.  Not A golf ball.  Fido had eaten SIX golf balls!!!!  SIX.  Needless to say, Fido needed surgery and is now fine.  And  I would imagine no longer walking on golf courses.  Is that CRAZY or what?
There is a strange comfort in knowing that there are dogs who can manage to get in an equal amount of trouble as we do.  OK.   Maybe not EQUAL – but still  – we are not alone.  And with the exception of the dryer lint and the pillowcases, we generally don’t eat anything that isn’t truly edible.  Oh right – I DID eat the bananas WITH the peels – but that WAS organic.  And they thankfully slid right through ( if you know what I mean).   
The joys of being owned by a dog… Fore!!!!
Have a good one.  Peace and paws up.
Seizure free days: 29

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