This past weekend we left for an overnight trip to hear Greg Brown at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah Iowa. We had a great time, and I was able to relax knowing that our dogs Chance & Martin we being well taken care of. I choose the Ames Pet Resort for their overnight stay. I had been in previously for a tour, and I was very comfortable with their caring staff and the facilities. My dog Chance had only stayed in a kennel one other time in his 15yrs, and it was due to a family emergency. If you know of other top quality kennels in the Ankeny and Des Moines areas please let me know.
Yesterday was quite a day, and after the burnt pork chops cooled off on their perch outside (in a pan...with a lid) Martin ate them. The supplies I gathered: Bread (from a neighbor...we were out), KY Lube (from my vet kit...yes it had thermometers shoved in it previously), Fleet baby enemas (not recommended... I was in experiment mode). I made sandwiches with the material - Ky/bread x 3 & enema/bread x 1. We'll see how it goes. I remember helping my boss with an abdominal surgery when I was in high school, and I hope Martin can avoid it. The dog had eaten a COOKED (raw is generally ok) bone & it perforated a section of intestine. YIKES!!!
Photo credits below:
Image 1: The pan - who would want to eat that?/ The kit
Image 2: Ethan checking out what fluffy bread is like
Image 3: Martin...waiting for sandwich #4
Note: Martin passed his 'goods' & is alive to talk about it. -5/8/12
Dr. Strobbe lives with her husband-Marc, Son-Ethan, Ray, Candy Eyes, Daddy Sheep, and all the rest of the critters on a farm in Central Iowa.