|"I really don't feel well!"|
Is it possible for a dog to eat over 100 small rocks and still feel “good?” I don’t think so. And I know this how? Just by looking at our moping black dog that has a really big belly ache and pitiful face. We were startled at her midnight vomiting spell and the fact that it was filled with rocks. (Sorry, hope you are not eating breakfast.) So, we confined her to “sick bay” and after meals of rice and chicken, loads of sympathy, and tender loving care she seems to be coming around.
The motive for eating rocks is puzzling at best. Our best guess is that something from the garbage (placed on the end of the driveway) spilled on the rocks and she decided they tasted fabulous. Maybe that is a testament to my cooking or, more likely, the fact that she is a lab and will eat ANYTHING! Like the time she ate a baited rusty inch and a half long fish hook which fortunately came back up before the vet put her under the knife. Or the time she swallowed a small squeaky tennis ball in the dog park so no other dogs could play with it. But wait, my sister’s food hungry hound (Zoe the adorable beagle) has one up on Spirit. The little dog took a giant leap from the kitchen floor and landed on the counter where she proceeded to eat nearly two dozen of the newly-made, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers. Yep, she ate everything including the cheese filling and the toothpicks. Knowing her, I am surprised she did not eat the baking sheet too!
Spirit is almost back to her usual self. We are hoping she learned a lesson this week about what is suitable dog food and what is substrate used in parking lots.…..but we are not holding out much hope for that. At least now we never leave her alone outside on the rocks!
|Our driveway has just a few less red rocks thanks to Spirit.|