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Just a Pincushion


So, yesterday, we went out to dinner with a group of friends. It was a delightful evening...simple conversation, nice meal, wine...and we went home.
I walked in and expected our Molly to greet us. She did not..
Instead, I found a pile on the living room floor...
On closer inspection, it was a pile of sawdust, a red fabric and pins and needles.
Oh My!
I counted the pins and needles....
Ran to the craft room and panicked
Our dog may have eaten pins and needles!
Hubby came in and I informed him that we needed to go to the emergency vet.
I called them.
Yup, X-rays are able to see if the dog (or cat) has ingested pins or needles....
So, we loaded her up...she didn't seem any different...exhuberant and happy....
Such a Labrador...
And she went in...
Willingly...
Molly is a friend of all....
So we waited and waited.
Now what is different...
This emergency pet hospital, open 24 hours, has the nicest staff and they tell you up front the cost!
We have in the past, been to many emergency hospitals...most you hand over the dog...and hold your breath. They often act like they have "carte blanche".
Nope not here....
They told us they would do the X-rays...
And how much it would cost.
Then the vet came in and told us...."her stomach has lots of food...and maybe we see one pin...but it isn't super sure. We recommend you take her home...watch for the obvious.........and call if any happens...but with her stomach so full of food...she will most likely pass it ...."
So, we paid for the vet visit and two X-rays.
Yes, expensive, but far less than we expected...and so far she seems fine...energetic...happy...typical...

I still can't figure where the pincushion came from...it was not the main one...like I originally thought, (thank God, that one has 1,000 pins, needles and safety pins)...
But we both cleaned up pins, needles and filling of a pin cushion....yikes...
Time to super clean the room...fine tune it....
She finds everything...the original archeologist.....
So far...she seems fine...she loves the high fiber food they gave us to add to her diet to clean up her innards.....
Have a great weekend...Happy Mother's Day....
Nancy

Comments

NanaDiana said…
I am glad she is going to be okay. It can be so expensive when you end up at the vets--but well worth it to know your 'baby' is going to be okay. Ummmm...I do not want to be on the 'search for the pin' detail. lol xo Diana
Jeanie said…
I hope she stays just fine. Oh, hate the cost of the vet but the price is well worth it -- especially when something like that happens. Do you have to look through the poop to see if one passed? I hope not!

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