|Barked: Sun Jun 3, '07 2:06pm PST |
|This was only funny in retrospect: I had an unidentified hunk of meat-covered beef bone someone had given me. It appeared useless as real food, but looked ok to gnaw on for a while. Probably a vertebrae or two almost entirely encased in meat and fat. Emphasis on the fat.
Vance went to town on it, mostly just licking and nibbling and generally loosening things up. Well, he went and chewed the fat into a thick, deep pool on the top of the thing, bit down on it, and got his top molars stuck in it. The pressure down followed the quick movement up created a vacuum and the thing was just hanging there.
We both kind of freaked out a bit, him because there was a giant hunk of RMB hanging off his mouth and me because I thought he'd got his tooth wedged in the bone somehow (although in thinking about it, I'm not sure that's possible since teeth are tapered and bone is not that elastic... Especially beef bone).
Once there was time to think about it, I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation. I mean, what are the odds of that happening? I always thought he was fine with everything because he's such a meticulous chewer, but it turns out that chewing things to mush has it's downfalls too!
I let him have it back for a few closely supervised minutes, so he wouldn't end up with "bone = scary thing happens = mom freaks out and takes bone = bone must be bad." And then that thing went in the garbage.
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