Thursday, April 2, 2009

Scarey Moment

Lastnight my wife Joan called me from downstairs. She said to come down the stairs quietly so as not to disturb Luna. When I reached the bottom of the stairs Luna was laying on the floor next to Joan making wheezing sounds. We got her up and she was walking around still making wheezing sounds. she looked like she needed to get something up but couldn't. I let her out back and she heard something in the back and was barking but we could tell that something was wrong by the sound of her bark.

While Joan was calling around for an emergency vet I took Luna down the street thinking that walking might induce her to bring up whatever seemed to be obstructing her breathing. She was able to walk okay but I could tell she was trying to expel something. A neighbor came out with her dog and Luna got all excited and was pulling and tugging and thats when it came up. I could not believe it was 6 to 8" of rawhide that I literally had to yank out of her mouth. Of course Luna didn't want to leave it behind.

I brought the rawhide back to the house and Joan immediately knew what it was. About 4 hours earlier she had given Luna a Flossie. Luna has had these before but this time the one she had was bigger than the ones she usually has; and for whatever reason she consumed the entire thing in one sitting. Usually she will chew on it then leave it and come back to it over the course of a couple of days, shredding the thing to pieces.

Luna is fine now but you never know. I guess you just have to monitor them when they have these things. Just be aware, a lesson learned.

Best regards,

John (Luna's Dad)


Jake of Florida said...


Good thing you were so observant and proactive in getting Luna to walk. What a scare!! We know the feeling well. Waking up to a panting or wheezing dog and wondering what to do.

So, wirey thanks from the boyz that all is well.


[Since your wife's name is Joan -- and mine is too -- I decide to preempt Jake and Just Harry in this note!!]

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, you could have chocked to death, Luna! Thank doG your hoomans were there to take control of the situation! We're so glad you're okay!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Oh My dog
that is scaiwy!
I'm so happy Luna is All Wight! Mommi nevew gives me any wawhides no mattew how much I like them , I always get sick fwom bully sticks too, so none of those eithew..but youw so wight, you nevew know..I sometimes swallow pawts of balls ow toys i've destwoyed ..thank dog fow ouw owndewful pawents who keep theiw eyes on us
smoochie kisses to youws and healing smoochies to you Luna fow youw pwetty thwoat

Winterdark said...

Woah. Nice save there Luna's Mom and Dad. Luna, I hope you feel loads better.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...Asta told us you had a bone issue...hmm...we love our rawhide...this scared the pants of Mumsie...oh that musta been so scary for ya!! And strong work on tryin' to eat it again...that musta scared the socks of ur peeps twice...

Oh Luna...we're so glad ur ok!!!

You look bootiful, are one of the prettiest wires on the web!

Love ya lots...


Maybe some warm broth for your supper...ur throat is probably sore!

Eric said...

Phew. Frightening. Thank Dog your leggededs saved you Luna.I'm so pleased you are ok.

Love n kissies,Eric xx

TwoSpecialWires said...


We are REALLY glad you showed your people you needed their attention... and you let 'em have the soggy ole rawhide, even though we're sure you wanted to keep it. Ask for steak, cut in small pieces, next time!

Jake and Fergi

Dewey Dewster said...


So glad ta hear ya are fine after the big scare. There have been a few times that one of us has gotten a piece of rawhide stuck in our throats and scared Gram half ta death but like ya we got it back up just in time. Guess that's why they tell ya that yer supposed ta watch doggies when they're eaten those things.

Pap hates 'em cause at times we get loose BMs when we eat 'em and when yer away 'n ya have ta pick it up right not nice when it soft 'n runny. Pap says "Yuck " !!

Ya take care Luna, will ya ????
How's the strippin' goin' ????
From the look in Gram's eyes....we're gettin' the dreaded hair treatment any day now....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Life with Ozzy said...

Luna John and Joan,
Glad you guys found out what was wrong with Luna. Now just try to take it easy.

Wirey hugs,

Asta said...

Thanks fow the good wishes fow my pawentses.
I hope you have fully wecovewed fwom youw big owdeal and that youw Pawents awe calmed down and had a gweat weekend
smoochie kisses

Butchy and Snickers said...

Oh our dawgness, we are so glad Luna is going to be ok. Those rawhides can be dangerous at times. Mama doesn't let us have any treat unless she is home around us. Most doggies like to eat their goodies as fast as they can sometimes without chewing them very well. Plus it's best to give small size treats. We hope you are feeling ok now Luna.
Luv & wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

TwoSpecialWires said...

How's your throat after your rawhide incident? Did it get raspy (and sexy?) We hope you are fine.

One of these days Mom says she wants to go clear through your blog and look for you on your sailboat. She used to sail with an old beau, and always dreamed of taking her wire with her. Now WE want to give it a try someday (She hasn't given up the dream!)

Asta said...

I hope you'we still fine! and I wish you and youw pawents a vewy Happy Eastew!
Mommi makes Daddi blow the insides of the eggses out, and then she piants them wif nail polish, heheheh
These awe eggs we give a sgifts at ouw Eatew lunch evewy yeaw. The ones we eat , we only put food colowing on..OK, but not as pwetty
hope that helps

TwoSpecialWires said...

Here we are again... to tell you happy Easter and to let you know we got the sunrise service pictures up! It was a great morning! ALL of us enjoyed it!

Have a happy day and be careful with the rawhides!

Jake and Fergi

Sally said...

Oh no! You poor thing - I hope you are feeling better - good quick thinking on behalf of your two leggeds - sorry you didn't keep the rawhide - Lots of licks
Sally (and Paddy)

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