In real life, Rita's cousin Reggie recently had to visit the vet a few times. At first my sis and her hubs thought he was eating his own hair. He'd thrown up a hair ball, and then tried to throw up a few times at night, so off to the vet he went, where he had to endure the mischief of being prescribed some cat medicine! (Oh, the indignity...) (Did you know dogs can get hairballs, just like cats do? Especially long-haired dogs? I had no idea!)
No self-respecting dog wants to take medicine with a cat on the box!
When the medicine didn't help and he was still throwing up - or trying to - for several nights, back to the vet he went. This time the vet said they better do an X-ray. Which showed he'd eaten a rock.
So then it was off to the emergency vet for an endoscopy that removed this bad boy:
That's some silly mischief, Reg!
In a final act of mischief, poor Reg has been sporting this Poodle-esque cut, which both his little legs shaved, giving him sort of a pom-pom feet look!
|Look at those SKINNY legs!|
Eating rocks can be a serious problem! Hopefully Reg hasn't developed a taste for them.
In Other News...
The winner of last week's giveaway for a signed copy of Meg Donohue's Dog Crazy has been drawn by Rafflecopter... and the winner is....
Amy of TerraToby!
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief! Visit My Brown Newfies to see the other blogs in the hop!
Oh my Reg we are so glad you are ok!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, so are we!Delete
Congrats to Amy! So glad they only found one rock in Reggie. Maybe it was a one off happening and he won't be a "real" rock eater. At least I hope so.ReplyDelete
Yeah, hopefully just s one off!Delete
Well done Amy. And we're glad it was only one rock in Reggie.ReplyDelete
Poor guy had a rough go of it, but he's all better now. :)Delete
Eating rocks can be a huge problem! I've heard of quite a few Cardigans who like to do this, and not all with happy endings. I hope Reggie will stay safe with the bigger rocks in his yard now. I have always been thankful my Cardis don't do it.ReplyDelete
I think it's just that he's still in that puppy-ish "pick anything up and see if it's good to chew on" phase. Hopefully he doesn't have a taste for rocks!Delete
At one time I had a dog who swallowed a rock, too. Fortunately the rock passed, but later he swallowed a golf ball which unfortunately led to his demise.ReplyDelete
Oh, goodness, that's awful! So sorry for the loss of your fur baby.Delete
Oh, poor Reggie. So glad the rock came out with just a scope. Honey needed major surgery to remove her squeaker.ReplyDelete
But I have to wonder. Was someone pouring bacon drippings on the rocks?
I know, right? What makes a dog want to eat a rock? Or a shell or zipper or whatever? (Not that Reg has eaten a shell or a zipper, but I know of dogs that have! A zipper!!?)Delete
A rock!!!! Oh my! Well done Reggie! Woofies are nothing if not inventive! MolReplyDelete
A cat would never be so "inventive", right? :)Delete
I've read stories of dogs eating so many rocks that they were grinding together in their stomachs. There are times when I'm glad my dogs are picky eaters. And I didn't realize dogs could get hairballs.ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm glad Rita is so picky too. And, yeah, I had no idea about the hairball thing either!Delete
We fink you are cute no matter what Reggie, please don't eat anymore rocks though, Maggie likes to eat the fuzz out of the dryer if mom doesn't get it picked up first....stellie roseReplyDelete
Oh my goodness - the fuzz out of the dryer?? That probably is about as tasty as a rock! Silly Maggie!Delete
Oh wow! Poor guy! Rocks are scary business!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner of the giveaway!
Hopefully he won't be a repeat offender!Delete
Yup. I discovered this when foster pup got a hairball. I didn't know until then either. Pretty gross!ReplyDelete
Yeah, that doesn't sound like fun!Delete
Oh no, poor Reg! I guess it's good he didn't have to have full surgery though. Luke was constantly picking up rocks when he was younger, I don't think he ever ate any and luckily he outgrew that habit.I did not know that dogs could get hairballs either!ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
Hopefully Reg will outgrow this habit as well. I think he just likes to pick things up and see if it's good to chew - bark, rocks, etc. But hopefully he doesn't really mean to eat those things!Delete
Ugh. My heart just dropped! We definitely know how dangerous rock eating can be! I'm glad that Reggie is doing well!ReplyDelete
I hope Rita is feeling better too! I saw she had some swelling on FB!
I know! I thought of you when I heard it was a rock!Delete
And, yes, Rita is feeling all better. Thanks for asking! Will post pics of her on Wed.
Oh dear, that is not a good thing to do! Hope he doesn't continue to eat them.ReplyDelete
We hope not too. It's not good mischief!Delete
Oh me oh my! Bert (BertDidIt.blogspot.com) likes to do the same thing! Only he ate one so large he had to have abdominal surgery! That can be fatal mischief!
Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Luckily he didn't need surgery! You're right - it's very scary mischief to get up to!Delete
I'm so looking forward to reading Dog Crazy! Thank you Jackie!ReplyDelete
No I didn't know dogs could get hairballs. Yuck. But eating rocks is worse. I'm glad the doctor was able to fix Reg up.
Yeah, eating a rock is definitely worse than swallowing some hair! Congrats again on the win!Delete
Rocks Reg? Rocks are bad news and will get you to the vet for nasty stuff every time. Hope he is OK now!ReplyDelete
Oh boy reggie, I'm glad they were able to get it with endoscope, less invasive then surgery.ReplyDelete