It's 1:00 am and we have just returned from taking Zoe to the Animal Emergency Clinic. Thankfully ~ she's going to be fine and we're so fortunate to have such a Fabulous Emergency Clinic about 20 minutes from our house. They were so nice and the Clinic was extremely clean ~ it looked brand new and I felt like we were their very first patients. It was very expensive ~ but then well worth having peace of mind and knowing that she'll be okay.
I was surprised that she could reach and get things out of the Garbage Can ~ so I feel terrible that I wasn't more careful. She somehow got into the Garbage and ate a LOT of chicken bones. We decided to take her and have X-rays done tonight ~ rather than wait until tomorrow. I was really concerned that she'd get extremely ill at about 3:00 in the morning. I couldn't believe that she ate ALL of the Chicken Bones out of the Garbage ~ but they were GONE and there were paper towels all over the Kitchen floor.
So, they took X-rays and her very small stomach was full of little chicken bones. Thankfully ~ there aren't any large bones that are obstructing her intestines and she hopefully won't need surgery. We have special dog food and lots of medicine to give her for 5 days ~ but so far she's doing okay. I've certainly learned my lesson and won't leave the garbage can open ever again. In fact ~ I think I'll get one of those pet proof garbage cans.