Two weekends ago we had a lovely meal together in Daughter and Son-in-law's backyard. Everybody was able to make it. We feasted on the bounty of the earth, plus a few things the earth didn't actually bring forth, but whatever. ANYWAY.., the highlight for many of us was the corn on the cob. After I finished mine, Hertsje picked it up to enjoy its remaining buttery goodness.
Now let's fast forward one week. Or, back one week, depending on how you look at it. Bethy, Oldest Son and Daughter-in-law's beagle became extremely ill. After an emergency visit to the vet it was determined that she had something stuck in her stomach. The vet thought it looked like fabric. Surgery was preformed and what was in Bethy's stomach was actually a two inch piece of corncob. Yes. Two inches off that corncob seen in the picture below. Oldest Son said it didn't look too much different after a week of not being digested in Bethy's stomach.. Bethy is now recovering, wearing an Elizabethan Collar (which seems fitting, as her name IS Bethy) and longing to get back to her normal activities.
I hadn't known about corncobs being a danger to dogs. Did you? Consider yourself warned.
Did you see the video above? Apparently, we should all have listened to Kado, who was trying to alert us about what Bethy was up to. I guess that is what happens when you either take pictures or videos of everything that is happening at family events - you actually capture EVERYTHING that happens at family events.