Saturday, October 10, 2009
My Gordon Tried to Eat a Rock...huh??
I woke up yesterday to the most unpleasant sound I could possibly wake up to; my Gordon Setter heaving like a drunk with a hang over! I don't have a strong stomach for that in particular, and especially first thing in the morning. I jumped out of bed, hoping to get to him before he could explode on my fairly new living room carpet. I got downstairs and called him to go out. I came back to see if he had left something behind. A small spot, not even as big as a quarter. I grabbed the paper towels and the carpet cleaner. When I tried to wipe the spot up, it was something solid. I took a look and it was a flat piece of rock about 1 inch by a 1/2 inch. A ROCK?? How did he eat, or TRY to eat a ROCK?! I can't imagine he done it on purpose though. We've never seen him eat rocks. Whatever the reason, I am so glad he spit it out and didn't swallow it. Even the tiniest of rocks and pebbles can tear an intestine and cause great damage to your Gordon. Keep an eye on them, especially the puppies who tend to put things in their mouth and eat things they shouldn't.