If you missed the post about Delilah’s first attempt on my life, you can find it here. Since she failed in her attempt to kill me by force, she decided her next attempt would be to give me a heart attack.
Before you read any further, I will let you know that we are all fine.
I had planned on walking the dogs this morning, but needed a quick trip to the post office. I was gone from the house for 20 minutes, 25 minutes tops.
I came back grabbed a cheese stick to munch on and started gathering all the items I use on our walk.
I noticed the dish rag was on the floor. I picked it up, looked at Delilah and said, “Why is this here?” She turned her back and ignored me.
Of course this is how it looks after I picked it up, I was so freaked out that I didn’t think to take a picture. Why? Because before it was destroyed and consumed it had at least two to four of every one of these inside it.
I remember saying, “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God” while I looked frantically for the vet’s phone number.
I finally found it and called the vet, our conversation went something like this:
Me: Hi this is Jodi Stone, Delilah just ate a whole bunch of supplements and other stuff.
Angie: OK, what did she eat?
Me: Well flax seed, calcium, vitamins, some Benadryl, some Omeprazole, and some adrenal support supplements.
Angie: OK, let me see if a Dr. or vet tech is available to speak with you.
Me: Ok. Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God.
Angie: OK, I spoke with Dr. B, she thinks Delilah will be OK, but just to be on the safe side, you should make her vomit. You can either bring her here or do it at home.
Me: Well how do you make her puke? (I mean I’ve heard of people puking their dogs before, but in all my years of owning dogs, I’ve never done it.)
Angie: Dr. B says a quarter to half a cup of Peroxide. Start with a quarter cup and if she doesn’t vomit, give her the other half. If that doesn’t work, you will need to bring her in. Give her a little water after you give her the Peroxide.
Me: I don’t know if I even have Peroxide. (As I’m talking, I’m walking to the bathroom and checking under the sink.)
Me: OK, I have some. Now how do I get her to drink it?
Angie: Well when I had to give it to my cat, I used a syringe.
Me: OK, I’ll see what I can do, if I can’t get her to puke, I’ll call you back.
Angie: Call us back either way.
After we hung up I began rummaging thru the cupboards, thinking how many times I will need to fill the syringe to give her a quarter of a cup. That’s when I remembered Mr. Honey Bear.
Yes, I saved the bear that my honey came in because I thought it might be something fun for my grandson to drink out of when he was at my house.
Mr. Honey Bear worked great. But she wouldn’t take any water.
And then we waited. Of course Delilah was all kinds of pissed off at me. I tried to keep her off the deck so the vomit would be on the ground and I kept stroking her and telling her it was OK. Her stomach heaved once, but she didn’t puke.
After five minutes I called the vet’s office back. Of course I couldn’t remember who I talked to, so I asked them to ask around and I ended up with Angie again. I told her she’d had the quarter cup and hadn’t vomited and asked how long I should wait before giving her the second quarter. Angie said it should be pretty immediate and if five minutes had passed and she hadn’t puked, I should give her the rest.
I hung up and filled Mr. Honey Bear again. Delilah didn’t want anything to do with me, she walked around, then went to tinkle, right after she tinkled she turned around and puked.
I’m still not sure what happened to my cheese stick.
Book Update: My word count is the same as yesterday.