Christopher and I met at Gioia and Komar's "ugly Christmas sweater," party last year...
So it was only natural that this year we hosted the party for our friends. We had games, ugly sweaters, hot chocolate with Baileys and Kahlua, a terrible gift exchange and a little incident with Mr. Oscar Mayer...
We had some great food and appetizers, including chicken wings. Chicken wings, particularly chicken bones make me a little nervous around this house. I have a little dog who loves trash. And chicken bones.
Chicken bones are so so so dangerous for doggies. They can break and splinter in their little bellies and kill them. They can twist and turn in their intestines and hurt them. Especially when they weigh 10.7 pounds :(
I yelled a few times, and put a bowl on the table next to the wings for bones. I kept reminding everyone I saw eating bones to put the bones in the bowl. Just like I do to Christopher whenever we get chicken!
Well, somehow, some way...a bone made it into the trash. And the dog got it. Chris and Daniel saw it, and tried to wrestle it away from him. Two grown men, chasing and wrangling a 10 pound dog. They got 1/2 of it, but he managed to swallow a part of it whole.
So we spent part of our party outside, trying to make him vomit it up as per the directions of the ASPCA poison control. Then we called the emergency vet. They said NOOOO, do NOT make him vomit it up, just feed him bread so that it helps him pass the bone fragments easier. Ugh.
So we spent the next few days watching him. Two days later he was out in the back yard screaming in pain and had to be rushed to the vet. My mom and I took him in, and they helped him pass it. Very unpleasant but he did it. Ugh. Merry Christmas Oscar Mayer.