August 2nd 2013 2:54 pm
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I am the ONLY dog Mom ever has had that she has to watch me 24/7 to make sure I don't eat stuff I should not. Other than that I'm a good boy. She said she wouldn't trust me for a more than 5 minutes outside alone because I'm always snooping around to see what there is to eat or gnaw on. In the beginning it was acorns in our back yard. That tree is GONE now.. It was dangerous and had to come down. Bailey NWD in fact wrote and warned of the dangers of those getting stuck inside me! Mom became extra vigilant but that didn't stop me from finding other things.
So what was my latest infraction? This happened less than a week ago. I am bad for eating grass and I choke on it a lot of times. Sounds innocent right? Well it isn't. Mom was on me all the time but Dad thought she was being overprotective and didn't make me stop when he took us out to play. So I get a long blade and swallowed it. The only reason Mom knew is I had grass all over my ruff. Usually I do get better so Mom watched me but the wheezing went on overnight. That day I seemed just a bit better but still not seeming the best. Around 4 that afternoon (Of course on a Sunday!) I started sneezing over and over and my nose started to bleed. Mom was really scared and called Dad to come home, all cars gone. Mom held me and just started praying (and crying) while I sneezed blood all around rubbing my muzzle on her or whatever. I gave a big sneeze and Mom looked down and she saw a blade of grass that was beginning to rot. She grabbed it and pulled it out of my nose. I shuddered cuz it felt so good.
That bugger was 3 inches LONG!
So the moral of this latest story is.....grass eating is no joke. Here in California we have what are called foxtails. They will kill a dog or cat because they move inside us. The first thing the emergency vet would assume is it was one of those and I would have had to go under excessive anesthesia like Bobie did.. That was his final blow and I can say Mom was downright terrified. By the way, Bobie did not have a foxtail, it was the cancer causing him to bleed.
OMD what a horrifying experience, George. All from one blade of grass! I am so glad you are okay now and that was one important message you just shared with us. I thought for sure this was going to lead to a foxtail story, since they seem to be pervasive in your area. I am so glad you are alright now and your poor Mom must have aged 20 years from the experience.
Love and Hugs,
Mom was very frightened that's for sure Romeo. I am fine now, Mom watched to make sure I didn't get a fever from an infection. What is odd is Mom read exactly the next day on Catster about the dangers of grass blades and kitties. You know those they sell in pet stores? Thanks Romeo.
Hugs Georgie xoxo
Oh George! I am so glad you are okay. What a horrifying experience for you & your Mommy! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Oh Georgie, how awful that you had to go through that and mom, too! I bet mom was scared out of her wits. I'm so glad you are better and the problem was solved.
You could go on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT with that trick, Georgie! BOL!!
Glad you got that grass out!
Thank you Cinnamon, Hanna and Zane! I'm going great today!!! xoxo
Bol! Zane that's just one of my escapades. It began way back when Mom first adopted me! The first event is way back in my diary entries, like in October 2007! Mom said I am the MOST EXPENSIVE dog she's ever had!!
Glad you are alright George♥...you must set a better example now, since the new Prince has been named after you!!!
Thank you for this important info....even though we are not grass eaters,it is good to know because we are traveling gurls.☺
Georgie, I am so glad that you did not have to end up at the Vet for this. It was a very scary day. I like to eat grass and until this happened to you Mom did not think it was harmful. Now she knows and watches me like a hawk when I am outside. XOXOXOXOXO
Harley that new Prince has a lot to live up to being named after George!!
Thank you Harley that's why I put this here to tell how bad it really can be. xoxo I do need to be a better example!
Merry thank you and you don't need to eat grass either darlin'!;) xoxoxo
Ut-oh, George, I eat lots of grass! Around here they keep it cut pretty short, but now mommy's gonna have her eagle eye on me!
Winkie that's good your Mommy is going to have eagle eyes!! I know it's rare to happen but I personally know it happens. Just better to be safe than sorry. xooxoo
Mom keeps pulling me away from eating grass now!
That's great Bailey! Now Buddy is doing it but Mom thinks that because I'm getting in trouble for it he thinks it must be a treat of high value!?!?!? He just isn't a grazer and hasn't been in the two and a half years he's lived here.:|