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Monday, January 18, 2010

My Funny Animal Story

I've made a new furiend at For the Love of Dogs recently.  As I was looking through her blog I came across a post where she is giving away a beautiful bracelet.  In order to enter the drawing she asks us to tell of our funniest animal encounter or story.  I'm gonna let my mom tell a story about Max for this one.
Please visit her Enter to Win post if you would like to enter the drawing.

Hi everydog and everycat!  I know Twix has introduced you to my previous doxie, Max, seen sitting in this chair:

I apologize if you have seen this photo before, I don't have any other digital images of my Max!

Max was getting on in age and had some health issues. He had to stay in the doggie hospital every now and then.  Well, one time he had gotten sick and was unable to keep anything down and spent a couple days in the hospital. The vet called me and said they had not let him eat for the first day or so and he had eaten that morning and everything seemed ok. So, I went to pick him up after work.
When we got home, I fed him dinner and he threw it up. I picked up the 409 (or whatever I had on hand at the time), sprayed the floor, grabbed some papertowels, turned around and down I went! You know, linoleum is slippery when it is wet. As I lay on the floor I started crying and wondered if it was time to have Max put down. I gathered myself together before any of my roommates got home and proceeded to finish cleaning the floor.
Max and I went to bed and he seemed to be doing ok at that time. About 4:00 in the morning I felt that familiar heaving of a dog getting ready to toss their cookies. I picked Max up and set him on the floor and he vomited what I thought looked like his intestines. Keep in mind it is 4 a.m. and I had been sound asleep. By the time I was able to turn on a light, I was totally freaking out! I'm thinking my baby is dieing right in front of me.
I went to get something to clean up the mess with, again in tears, and finally realized that Max had thrown up a rubber glove.  A rubber glove! If you use your imagination you can see how I thought he was throwing up his intestines, right?
I called the vet the next day and had a "discussion" with them. It seems that when they feed the dogs that are in the hospital, they let the ones that can get out of their kennels roam free for a few minutes while they mix the food. The staff that mixes the food wears.....a rubber glove. Apparently, Max was so hungry because he hadn't eaten for a couple days that when they put the glove (with soft canned food on it) in the trash he snatched it and swallowed it whole. A true Dachshund is all about the food you know. I was very lucky that he threw that up instead of it getting farther into his digestive system....who knows what would have happened then. Fortunately, it wasn't time to have him put down, it was time to laugh at a ridiculous situation!

30 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yikes...

That is a skhary story...I'm glad it turned out okay but 'twas skhary!

Tank woo fur sharing it!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

hero said...

That was scary and hilarious at the same time... it could turn out worse, phew! I guess this is something only a dachshund can pull it off... BOL.

Licks, hero

Lorenza said...

Sure that was a scary episode!
Thanks for sharing it!
I love his picture!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

sadermaxx said...

Wow
What a story, who knew that a dog would eat a rubber glove.
It must have tasted good to him.

Cocorue said...

i'm sorry i laughed but that's because i'm sooooooo relieved

chikisses

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Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We can't imagine how your Mom must have felt - our Mom would have been throwing up right along with Max.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

BRUTUS said...

That Max sounds like a dog after my own heart! Giving mom heart attacks eating a rubber glove - I can just picture what that looked like regurgitated (the underwear I ate looked like a hot dog, all rolled up BOL). Great story, glad it had a happy ending!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Frankie Furter said...

OMD Max is lucky it came out that way...
What a story.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

OMD, what a story! My angel brudder Benny would have eaten a rubber glove... he would eat anything dipped in dog food! BOL!

Luv,
Cloud

Mochi and Mommy said...

Yikes! That's scary! I'm glad it came out that way! What a great picture of him! :)

Mochi

PS...A Sibe-Dox-ian Doughnut would be awesome! :) I bet I would keep you really warm!

SGR said...

Woof! Woo! MAX ... Wowy! What a story. Glad it ended on a Happy Note. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Army of Four said...

Oh my GOODNESS! We're so glad he was able to get it out! (And can totally see why you'd think it was intestines!)
We LOVE that picture of him. So very cute!
Tail wags,
Storms

Twinkietinydog said...

Intestines or glove? BOL What a hungry baby. Good thing you were "monitoring" since the vet's dropped the ball. Good luck with your entry. I'll check it out myself. Thanks for the links.
Twink!

Sierra Rose said...

Echoing Khyra's comments...YIKES!! Lucky the glove came up!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kari in WeHo said...

that was one hungry pup!

Nadine said...

I have to say that I would've freaked out too if I saw that! And I probably would've thought the same thing as you did, haha!! But I'm glad it turned out to be a rubber glove!

Good luck with the contest, here's wishing you win that pretty bracelet!

Bijou said...

The thought of eating a rubber glove makes me wanna gag. My mom says she can understand how you'd think Max was turning himself inside out. That musta been real scary for you both and we're glad it turned out okay. Good luck in the contest!

Waggles,
Bijou

The OP Pack said...

The trouble we pups can get into - glad this story had a happy ending. Hope your Mom wins the contest, Twix. Max is a cute doxie.

Woos, the OP Pack

Cole said...

I would have freaked out!! Max is such a cutie!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Twix,
Oh how we enjoyed this story! We bet you will win...
Ok yes I have also been called a floozy and mom came right out and said Madi you are certainly no Southern Lady sitting like that!! I say Mom you don't have to LOOK!!! Dang it!!!:-)
Madi only! HA

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That is definitely an interesting story. Glad that Max was o.k. afterwards! Good luck in the contest!

Woofs and Kisses!

Mango said...

Twix! I think you would be a most wonderful addition to the hound dog competition. I cannot really help too much with your photo. We are getting all kinds of shots. Some looking cute, some active, some funny.

You could also post on your bloggy about yourself when you enter (just let me know so that I can send the judges over to read your words).

Slobbers,
Mango

Mango said...

P.S. Momma says not to fret too much over choosing the right picture since the judges are each using their own top secret criteria for selecting. It is really hard to know who will win since all the entries are wonderful.

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Hi Twix, it's great to meet you.

Hailey said...

That was a spooky story! I wasn't expecting Max to eat the glove but I am so happy he made it out ok. Sorry I never got to meet him!

Hugs &smooches xoxo
Hailey

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PeoplefoodforDogs said...

How could they ley that happen? They are supposed to be the professionals and we are the ones supposed to mess up. Did they re-emburse you any of the fees? This could have ended with the big end (I know all about that) and it was their fault. I am glad it turned out alright and hope you are switch9ng vets or something! Dee

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Ask Erena said...

I was crying and laughing reading your post. So glad Max is OK. I also have Max and Julie. They are my 3rd and 4th doxies and I love them so much. Of course I am following your blog now, since I am doxie-obsessed. I think they are the best dogs in the world! Please visit my blog. It is a fashion blog, but I hope you will like it and we will stay in touch.
hugs from New York,
xx
Ask Erena
http://askerena.blogspot.com/