Lady must have thought it was delicious, because in 3 1/2 years she has never stolen food off the counter before. Friday night she ate not only the three cakes and their pans, but also a frozen chicken breast that was thawing on the counter. Now mind you, these things were not on the edge of the kitchen counter - no point in courting temptation! They were pushed all the way back against the backsplash tile. She had to work at it. But she managed. Thankfully the chicken breast was boneless. But the cake tins....geesh.
How much of this stuff did she eat?
The vet recommended coming in for an X-ray, which turned out to be "inconclusive." The doctor decided against making her throw up, since any sharp edges might do more damage coming back up. She poked and prodded Lady's stomach to see if she could feel anything of concern (that must have been fun for Lady, ugh) - but didn't detect anything that warranted emergency intervention. According to the vet, dogs can eat - and uneventfully pass - some pretty incredible things. She said she'd seen dogs that had eaten knives, razor blades, needles, and nails without incident. The final recommendation was to just wait and see. So here's hoping all comes out okay in the end (sorry, I couldn't resist :)
Meanwhile they're calling her "Tin Pan Lady." Stay tuned....
|"But it smelled SO good..."|