12.12.2012

The one in which my dog scared the sh*t outta me..

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this pathetic picture I posted of my sweet Binky last Monday night...


Now if that just isn't the saddest (that's not a word, is it?) face you've ever seen then I don't know what is.

Monday night I came home from class that evening just like always. The first thing I did was play with Bink a bit and let him outside. Like always, I just let him out in the backyard with the other dogs and went back inside to put my stuff away and take off my makeup.

When I went to let him back in, it looked like he was eating something. Now, let it be known that I'm super strict with what I give my dog. He only gets treats that I've bought for him, no table food, no bones, only dog food. Since I didn't give him any of this before he went outside I was confused.

I grabbed him and tried to open up his mouth to see what he was chewing on. He keep pulling his head away from me and still making a chewing type sound, but his tounge was flailing all over the place.

I sat him down by his water bowl thinking that whatever was in his mouth he could wash it down with a drink.

He started running around the room and rubbing his face all over the place, like he was trying to get something out. Finally I yelled his name to get his attention so he'd look at me, and he looked straight at me but his mouth was hanging wide open. He couldn't shut his mouth at all.

Insert panic. For real.

I was at the point of tears, and while my dad was trying to help me keep Binky still so we could see what was stuck in there, and hopefully get it out, I was yelling that my dad needs to quit giving his dog bones (actual bones, not dog bones) so that my dog won't get a hold of one. Yes, I was yelling at my dad and putting all the blame on him.

Finally when I noticed Binky drooling (mostly because he couldn't close his mouth) and constantly closing his eyes and drowsing off like he was going to pass out I decided I was going to the emergency vet.

On my way there, as I'm bawling my eyes out and trying to keep him awake, I got lost. I called the vet to see exactly where they're located and the lady proceeded to tell me, "There's other people here, you won't be seen right away." In my state of panic, I yelled, "My dog is CHOKING on something, he needs to be seen like NOW."

I'm quite pleasant when I'm upset if you haven't already noticed. ;)

I finally find the place and as soon as I walked in, I'm not sure if she recognized me as the crazy lady she spoke with on the phone, or if she realized it was an emergency, but she took Binky straight back while I filled out some paperwork.

As soon as I turned in the paper to the front desk, the vet came out holding a pair of forceps asking who "the little blonde dog" belonged to. When I told her he was mine, she showed me a tiny little stick that was stuck in his mouth. She was able to get it out with no problems and she said he'd be fine.

Whew, thank goodness. I finally got him back and headed home...

$90 later.

Sweet boy better be glad I love him.

The moral of the story? I will never be able to have my own actual HUMAN children. I panicked far too much with my 3 pound dog. I can't even imagine the hysterics I would've been in if it had been my own flesh and blood.

Oh, and P.S. I later apologized to my dad for blaming him for a "bone" when it was actually a stick. ;)

29 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my goshhh- I would have been freaking out too! Choking is one of the scariest things ever, human, dog... it doesn't matter! SO SCARY! I'm glad your lil babay is okay!!

Helene said...

oh my god, I would FREAK out too. that is terrifying. and I am glad he is alright!! such a cute dog!!

and i would blame my dad too. haha

Jamie said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who loses it where my dog is concerned.
When I was in college, I lived on the 3rd floor of my apartments and my 75 lb lab had a seizure (though I thought she was dying because she was defecating uncontrollably) and I couldn't get her down the stairs to the car to go to the ER vet. I literally lost my shit. I was BEATING my neighbors door down in hopes he'd come out and help me to no avail. It was crazy. When she finally came out of it, she was able to walk down the steps and I took her to the emergency vet where they looked at me like I was insane. LOL
Glad your pup is A-ok!

Jana said...

Oh scary! Poor puppy. Glad he's okay!

Shelley said...

I think it's a natural reaction, honestly! Panic mode! It's what gets things done in emergencies, lol.

Shelley said...

By the way, I would have been the same way!

Kristy Creighton said...

OMG, Amber!! I would have been freaking out exactly the same way!! I have four dogs and I go crazy if something is wrong or I can't find one of them. My heart was pounding just reading your post!

Thank goodness he's fine! Little stinkers will put us in an early grave!

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Kaitlyn said...

WOWZA! SO SO scary. I would have been freaking as well! SO glad he is okay ! Poor little guy :(

Cassidy said...

I have a 5 lb chi in which I'd panic the same if I encountered the same situation. You did well sweetie.

Illegally Blonde said...

We all do it and will all do it with our own kids.... you are good mom! glad he is ok

Nadine Brownfield Mathews said...

So glad your little baby is ok! A few years ago my puggle went in for her yearly shots. I drove her home and she was napping in the living room while I did some landry. Clearly her acting like the vet was going to kill her, and the attempted escape route wore her out! When I came back in about 45 minutes later because I hadn't heard her walking around I freaked out. Her face was swollen, as was most of her body and she was gasping for air. I rushed her to the vet, almost getting us in 5 car accidents. Turns out, she is allergic to something in one of the yearly shots. They had to give some medicine and a breathing treatment, and sent me home later. Now every year when we get her shots, I have to make sure to tell them to give her an allergy shot first and I check on her 1,568 times to make sure shes ok throughout the day!

Amy Gougler said...

Oh you poor thing! I completely understand. I panic too, but I'm glad your little guy is okay! After having my pup for only 2 weeks (we got her at 9 weeks old) she chewed a quarter sized hole in a towel and was vomiting like crazy. I rush her to the emergency vet on a Sunday for sure! Let's say it was not cheap. Our dogs are our babies, they're family!

Ashley said...

What a little stinker!!! I am glad she was ok!!

Lauren said...

Poor doggy :-( I would have freaked out too our dog hasn't done that yet but we've had other scenarios :-)

Heather said...

What a little toot!!! Glad it wasn't serious!

Miranda said...

that is so scary! once my dog must have had a cramp or something but he couldn't stand up and actually wet himself. I start crying and few minutes later he stands up and walks around like nothing happened! thankfully *Knock on wood* no emergencies for my son yet. But he is a crazy toddler so it's only a matter of time!

so glad you pup is okay!

Julie said...

Oh I would have been doing the blame game too - glad the dog is good to go :)

Joy said...

I've been where you have been before. The only difference with dogs and children... the dogs can't tell you what's wrong. Once children get to a certain age, they can tell you what they ate, swallowed, etc. So glad the little one is okay!

Lauren Conway said...

That sounds so scary - I would be screaming and panicking so I think you held it together quite well in the circumstances!

Glad he was OK though!

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meghan said...

Oh how scary!! I'm so glad that it all turned out well and he's alright. I would have done the same thing.

tara said...

i am so so glad he's ok!! we had a similar scary situation when sammy was a baby so i know that horrible feeling!

Steph said...

I'm glad he's alright!! I would have freaked out too.

Cole said...

Poor you and poor Binky! That is so scary!

On a side note - you got out of the vet cheap. :-) Just walking into my vet as an "emergency" cost $150!

Laura Darling said...

This must have been terrifying! I am so glad everything turned out okay!

Nikki said...

OMG I would have freaked out too! So glad pup pup is ok! Way to be a protective momma!

Meg O. said...

Yeah, I would totally be freaking out too! Glad he is okay!!!!!!

Meg O. said...

Yeah, I would totally be freaking out too! Glad he is okay!!!!!!

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

You WILL be able to have kids and you will have the same reaction. It comes from deep and profound love of another!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I would have definitely freaked and did the exact same thing you did! Glad the pup is ok!

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