My dog, Stella, chews anything and everything. I had to replace a leather sofa when she buried a piece of rawhide between the cushions, dug it out, ripped the seams, and chewed out the stuffing. She's chewed and buried my reading glasses a few months ago. My daughter has lost about 5 pairs of shoes this year-- we've learned to put shoes high on a shelf by the door. My cat has gone hungry - apparantly Stella likes tuna and salmon - who would have thought? We've lost Jenga blocks - taken right off the kitchen table while in play. I lost my dinner the other night - I left it on the island to answer the door and it was gone when I returned. I've followed a trail of toilet paper chunks from the powder room to the front door several times. She ate her own hairbrush once, there was evidence for a week in places you don't even want to know about.
But, today turned from slightly commical to scary, when I reached for my thyroid medicine that I keep on the kitchen counter far out of reach, and discovered it missing. I looked on the floor in case it some how rolled off the counter. Nope. I thought that maybe my husband put it in a cabinet, so I left him a message. I looked at my crazy dog, she looked healthy and happy. My husband called back and said he didn't touch my perscription. I had appointments, so I left the house and figured it would show up.
When I came home, I let Marly Stella outside and cleaned the floor of the newly purchased ducky remnants that she had shred into a thousand pieces. I got on my hands and knees to pick up the stuffing and eyeballs when I found a shard of plastic from my perscription bottle. I found the remains of my medicine and bottle behind my sofa. My husband and I agreed that since we didn't know if she actually consumed my Synthroid we would just observe her. Stella is physically fine - mentally fine has always been in question.
Safety caps are a must for keeping meds around small children. Keeping bottles away from pets is a must, too - or at least in my house.
If you live in the Harford County area and need a wonderful veternarian, I recommend
Bel Air, MD 21015-3813
and if you like Stella's coif, I recommend
Joppa, MD 21085-2198
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