Monday, January 17, 2011


I baked mini pies last night, and enjoyed one with my coffee this morning. When I was 2/3rds done I set it on the ground for Jazz to enjoy the rest. When Jazz was done, Gibson ate the pie plate....


Blogger karental said...

So everyone was happy! Gibson is too funny.

January 17, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Another night when you no dobut went to sleep with a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart...

January 17, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Yikes. What was it made of and is he okay or is a trip to the vet or an emetic called for?

January 17, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

It's a cheap tin, the kind you get to give awway pies in that come 3 to a pack in the grocery store. He chewed it up but i found tiny metal bits all over the house, meaning he could have swallowed them but didn't... i think he is okay. I kinda relaxed after he ate 500 things he shouldn't....

January 17, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

Oh crap!

Sounds like something my retarded beagle-thing could accomplish. He doesn't need any ideas, lol. :)

Hope Gibson will continue to be okay.

January 17, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dog is a counter-surfer. Despite our creative efforts with bungi cords, child-proof locks and high shelves, he manages to get a hold of something every now and again and digest something that ought not to be in a dog's stomach and does just fine. I'm sure a few pie plate bits will work themselves out just fine. In the meantime, I bet he enjoyed the pie crumbs!

January 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

My parent's "educationally challenged" german shepherd is constantly into things he shouldn't be. The vet suggested that in order to "smooth things along" give him a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin in his food for a few days, just to make sure everything comes out ok in the end.
*groaning at my own puns*
It's seemed to work for the great lummox.

January 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

I saw a vet show on Animal Planet as a kid where they gave a constipated ferret canned pumpkin to get things moving, so I'm guessing it works.

January 17, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

My golden retriever once ate my digital camera case (heavy duty leather one). I didn't even realize it was missing till she started yacking it up the next day. After it was back up she was completely fine. She also ate an entire bar of Irish Springs soap once with no ill effects. Dogs can be very weird sometimes.

January 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger hlbrack said...

You gotta love some members of the canine species and their preference for non-edibles. Our dog Georgia once ate two Christmas tree ornaments made from popsicle sticks, felt, and styrofoam. Why? I have no idea. You'd think the candy canes on the tree might've been a bit more tasty!

Hope Gibson doesn't have any ill side effects from the tin ingestion. But I have a feeling - if he's like most dogs - he'll be fine :)

January 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Sall's Country Life said...

Must have been a darn good pie!

January 17, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy P. said...

Okay, since we're sharing "weird things my dog has eaten" stories, one of my Goldens once at a pin cushion, including all that sawdust-y stuff inside. Before eating, he managed to shake out all but three of the pins which we spotted on x-ray. I fed the dog extra food and some bread which carried the pins out harmlessly. Searched every stool for two days, found two pins, had to x-ray for the third, but it was gone.

January 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

A happy start to the day after a Brrrr night.

January 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger jen said...

Ok, this one's kind of gross but almost a daily shepherd/collie mix likes to eat Q-tips out of the bathroom garbage can. Used.Q-tips.Ick.

January 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

My border collie ate many things he shouldn't have, i.e. the bottom of a dresser, a sweater, sheets,crayons, chap stick, carpet, drywall, a tv remote and many other things that have slipped my mind. Also I used to work in a vet hospital and canned pumpkin works great! But no freat, dogs are like goats. I wouldnt rush a vet bill unless he changes his bowel movements or eating habits. That could easily rack up to an unnecesary $1000.00 bill!

January 17, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Siberian said...

One small pie plate is no big deal (at least in my experience). But if he eats too many it could become an issue.

My border collie mix has eaten tin foil (a full 12-inch section), and I had to use hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. He's a deep-chested dog, which means bloat can occur easier, and could kill.

So, be careful!

January 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

As a boarding kennel owner, I can attest to dogs eating interesting things. We find the remains of diapers, underwear, plastic sandwich bags, condoms and some things we can't identify in the poo piles in the play yards. Quite the educational experience.

January 17, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger WeekendFarmer said...

ha ha ha that was funny! : )

Hope he is ok.

January 17, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

My old american bulldog mix would shred aluminum cans. Crazy dog.

If they eat something you are afraid could cut them (broken Christmas ornament,etc ) soak some real cotton in 1/2 and 1/2 and feed it to them in bits... will wrap the offending foreign object in cotton for safe passage.

January 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Vermonster said...

Hey Jenna,

Sound like you really had the week from hell. We did here in Florida too. My youngest treasure (16) was out with her Dad on her second driving lesson on Saturday. Apparently, he asked her to turn into an empty parking lot, but she didn't slow down before the turn and ran the driver's side (both wheels) up and over two curbs at 45 mph, and headed for the empty building, but managed to stop before hitting anything else. Both of them are fine, wish I could say that the car is. 2 new rims, 2 new tires and 1 new four wheel alignment. So much for putting money away for a rainy day. Today was that rainy day, literally. Just glad it wasn't raining when we put the new tires on.
Be thankful you were not in an accident with the Subaru when you lost your transmission. I know it seems insurmountable at times, but things can be replaced, you and your animals cannot be replaced.
To try to help your truck have better traction in winter, get 4 - 8 five gallon buckets, and fill them with gravel. Then put them all in the back, bungee strapping them in over the rear axle as best you can. The extra weight gives helps with traction and if you do get stuck you have gravel to put down to try to help you get un-stuck.
Be well.

January 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My little dog (the poodle/papillion) ate $900 in cash once.

I have no idea why.

We just got back from a vacation. My sweetie left the leftover vacation money in a pile on the coffee table. I blocked the little dog in the kitchen when I went to work.

Well, Kat was not yet used to living with dogs, and the conditioning against leaving ANYTHING valuable within doggie reach hadn't kicked in yet. And I didn't know that Bonus had figured out how to get out of the kitchen while the pet sitter was looking after the animals in our absence.

I came home from work to a pile of paper confetti. I assumed that Bonus had shredded some junk fliers, and then noticed the fliers looked an awful lot like $100 bills.

Then I realized they WERE $100 bills. And not my money!!

I fretted for an hour about how to tell Kat that my dog ate her money.

We were able to salvage enough of each bill to recover $800 of the $900, and a month later I found another big chunk of a bill that got us the final $100 back.

I have no idea why he did it. Just yesterday I found my old cattle dog/shepherd Mocha chewing on a $20. Doesn't seem that unusual now.

January 17, 2011 at 9:56 PM  

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