Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thanks for your patience... Ok here's the scoop.

Saga One

Mom was preparing to give Hershey her dinner on Saturday evening when she suddenly started retching... After a few anxious moments, out come a completely disintegrated rubber ball. Hershey had somehow chewed MY squeaky rubber ball into pieces and swollowed all the pieces (just in case anyone is wondering, I did not give the ball to her, she took it on her own accord so I had nothing to do with it... **crosses paws**). I must tell you that it is pretty amazing that the silly girl found the old rubber ball tasty enough to eat it. I mean she ate the whole entire ball!!

Mom did not even realise the ball is missing since there were no remnants around the house to raise any suspicion, moreover, Hershey seemed to be like her normal self (other than not pooping for 3 whole days... where does she store all of the ummm... poop??). In hindsight, we should have taken some photos of the remains of my sqeuaky ball (may it rest in peace), but mom was too worried and grossed out.

It was a weekend and it's too late to bring her to the vet, so they opted to just monitor her for a while. Moreover, looking at the remains of what she threw up, mom estimated that it seems to be all there is to the ill-fated ball.

Below is a pic of my handsome self with a ball that resembles the one that Hershey ate (that one was a different color).

Saga Two

This is actually a continuation from Saga One. As I have mentioned above, they were monitoring Hershey on Sat night and on Sun, she seemed to be perfectly normal i.e. eating, drinking and being a nuisance. Then dad noticed that on Sunday night, she seemed a little lethargic and listless, so to be on the safe side, he decided that they should take her to the vet on Monday. Moreover, it's Day 4 and still no poop.

So off she went to the vet on Monday together with dad and while they were waiting for their turn, dad tied her loosely on one of the leg of the chair that he was sitting on. After a long wait, dad went over to the counter to find out how long more he had to wait and at that instant, Hershey decided to do The Great Escape. She tugged on her leash (which was still being tied to the chair) and with all her tugging, the chair toppled. It freaked her out totally and she bolted - right into a busy road in front of the clinic!! Dad was alerted by the panic cries of the people who saw it happen (he had his back to her then) and dashed after the runaway pup screaming her name at the same time. That road is a 3-lane road that is usually quite busy with vehicles travelling fairly fast. Dad said that at that moment, the only thing on his mind was 'Sh*t, she's going to be run over and I gotto call my wife and let her know Hershey is dead'.

Probably Hershey's guardian angels were looking out for her because traffic was surprising light right at that moment (dad only had to stop one oncoming vehicle). He yelled at her again and even more surprisingly his recall worked (one of the few rare occasions). She sheepishly trotted from the middle of that road back to the side where dad was. Dad grabbed her and reprimanded her B.I.G time. All the people in the clinic who saw the entire incident commented to dad on how lucky Hershey was.

Eventually dad did not wait for the vet as he was shaking with shock/ anger/ relief and just wanted to leave the place. I think Hershey must have been traumatised by the incident... so much so that she pooped once she reached home!

Mom almost had a heart attack when dad recounted the story to her back home. It reminded her of the time where an unnamed pup **clears throat nervously** did the exact same thing to her around 9 years ago. She had to stop traffic in the middle of a T-junction in order save the pup. She wondered if the unnamed pup had anything to do with Hershey's Great Escape.

Here's the lucky girl... still happily oblivious to how close she was to being a run over by a car.

** Disclaimer **

I, Huskee Boy, solemly swear that I:

1) did not give the rubber ball to Hershey

2) did not teach or in any way encouraged her to eat the rubber ball

3) did not have anything to do with The Great Escape


D0gl0v3r said...

"piak piak" Hershey!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Its all been happening in your house and not all good. Your parents nerves must be on edge.Hope everything is back to normal now.
Simba and Jazzi

Achilles Wong said...

ahahahaha.. you are one funny boy Huskee..we love the disclaimers!

We have to agree with you. Hershey suire is oblivious to everyhting that goes on around her. She looks like one happy camper all the time though, so i guess we'll have to give her credit for that.

we hope that your dad's lecturing did her some good though.. we would feel really bad for your mum and dad if something happens to her..

drooly kisses,


pee-ees. re my doggie psychie- i just chanced upon your comment in chow chow's bloggie and thought that the big scoop is all about 'that' episode.

Stanley said...

Thanks for those 3 disclaimers Hershey, but if I were your lawyer I'd tell you to stop protesting so much that you had nothing to do with either saga!

Thank DOG Hershey is alright, even if she was constipated. I guess she really got the $h*t scared right out of her. We hope she's back to herself and her normal poo routine!

It's amazing that she didn't have a blockage! She must have chewed that ball up VERY well.

Goober love & smooches to your parents (for all the scares),

Mango said...

Well, you know things that are swallowed usually return in one form or another. I surprised that whole chair thing didn't scare the crap out of her (I mean that for real). But no poopies for four days is a long time. She might have to go back to the V-E-T.



No, No please, please Hershey don't ever run in the street again. The Mommy was so scared for you. I was on the streets for a while before DROH found me, it was terriffing and when I get out to go adventuring the Mommy has a heart attack. Please, Please don't do that a again.

I love both you doggies so much.

Love Mona & the Mommy too

Abby said...

Hi, Huskee...

Hershey sure can get herself in trouble...

I'm glad she is OK...

Abby xxxooo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Huskee, run for your life, soon Hershey the Terminator will swallow you alive. Run to Texas to take shelter, we 3 boys will take you in a beat!
Tsk! Tsk! Woman, can't live with them!

Angel said...

OMD ! I thought Hershey was gonna die !!
When Mommy read this, she wasn't really surprised cos I ran off 2 times to the main road too with lots of fast going vehicles !!

Well, she wanted to unleash me, play catch and aft awhile got tired and sat down. I went to explore and POOF, i ran off . She chased aft me and luckily managed to catch me . That was a great relief !

Another time, grandma walked me and accidentally let go of my leash, I ran off to the main road with grandma chasing aft me .
People were staring at us.
Luckily, because mommy always carry me when crossing that particular main road,
I stopped immediately when I reached the main road.

Hehe, now mommy is very very careful whenever she brings me out (:

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my my my! Hershey, you notty notty girl! Don't ever do that again!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

♥玮倩 said...

Omg, i was so anxious reading your post. Hershey please never ever do that again ... I'm sure your parent almost gotten a "heart-attack".

Hope you're feeling fine

The OP Pack said...

Oh Hershey, woo scared us too!!! On both counts. Not good to eat rubber and even worse to be chasing rubber - were woo trying to catch a car on the road? Bad bad Hersher. Please be good this week.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Lady Kaos said...

I'm glad to hear she finally pooped and glad that your Mom didn't take the picture. I hava pretty good imagination. I'm sure you didn't teach her any of those bad things! I think she knew how to do all those things already! Glad Hershey and your Dad are okay!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Geez, Hershey! You had us sitting on the edge of our seats reading this! You naughty girlie! You scared us and you scared your dad and your mom!
We are very glad that you pooped though!
Don't do that again, okay? Promise?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deetz said...

I totally believe you Huskey. Totally for sure
I am so glad that ummm, Hershey did not get squished.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Unlike khats, we only have one 'live' -

Please tell her NOT NOT NOT to do that again!

PeeEssWoo: She is sooo freakin' khute!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so glad that Hershey is ok. When the reds get free mom really freaks since they can't hear her yelling at them. Usually I (Gus) come to her rescue. Once while at the lake Louie got free and mom freaked. Me sensing her fright ran as fast as I could rolled him over, grab his lease and brought him back. Mom was so proud of me..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lacy said...

w00f's Huskee and Hershey, heehee are u mama and daddy gonna live long enuff to raise that wild girl..Hershey u gonna haff to quit skeering us all..

b safe,

Raising Addie said...


WE are sooo happy that you listened to your dad and came right back to him. Don't scare your parents like that any more!!! We are very happy that you are a little lighter now. I bet you feel better.

Huskee... you are tooo funny!!

We know that you would not harm Hershey. We're sorry you lost your ball. It looked like a very nice ball.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie & Lucie

Lorenza said...

Hershey! Hershey!
I hope everything is back to normal now!
I can understand your Dad! Sure it was a scary episode!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Woo Hershey, you sure almost gave yur dad heart failure! Juni has a cloth fetish - he has eaten scrunchies, cloths, socks & yaked them up.

-da Cos-

Kirby said...

Holy Cow, what a crazy couple of days! I'm so happy everything worked out. Hershey, you need to behaver yourself. Maybe be more like Huskee. He he!

Your pal,

Joe Stains said...

What a story, pooping, puking, car chases, escapes, screaming Dads, HBO words... this would make a GREAT movie!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Oh dear...glad to hear Hershey's all good! The ball incident is scary...she could have suffered blockage from that! And the 'almost accident'! >.<" She sure is one lucky pup...hope everything is okay now!


happy said...

Oh my! What an escape! Thank dog Hershey is fine! Your poor dad...what an adventure for him! Oh Huskee, I'm sure you have nothing to do with all that. Strong disclaimers ;-)

P/s: Thanks for the parcel! I've received it yesterday. But I can't open it till LS recharges her camera battery though. Will push her soon enough.

Fenway said...

Hershey is a true border collie puppy—a total mischief maker!

We border collies think we are a bit related to CATS because we seem to have 9 lives.

(sigh)...we are so pleased she's safe and well. Please guard that little devil CAREFULLY, Huskee!

Your pal who's been there!

Rambo said...

OMD Hershey! Were you trying to hitchhike home? I don't blame you cause I don't like the meanie vet either.
Huskee, are you sure you didn't have anything to do with this??

Ludo van puppy said...

oh dear, hope Hershey is feeling better and pooing properly after all that. I'd say it would teach her not to eat strange things again but I bet it doesn't. BOL!
~lickies, Ludo

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

yepper the lake is a wonderful place to run and there wasn't any other people there so we could let our leashes fly..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Katie and Gizmo said...

Oh my goodness. Hershey must be somehow related to a cat, 9 lives and all.
She is very lucky indeed.

I've never known a dog to eat a whole ball before but I've seen my fair share of them running into the middle of a street, very scary!

At least you're not so silly Huskee.


Chow Chow said...

Oh My Dog! What a close shave! Hershey is behaving very badly these days....far worse than me! But that makes her my new idol! She's a riot!

Seriously, I hope she will not try all those antics again. Rubber balls and rubber tyres are no fun when they can potentially cause lots of pain.

JB's Big World said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad Hershey is ok. That must have been scary for your mom and dad!

Bae Bae said...

Oh my.. that sure is very nerve wracking....
Well I'm glad that after the sagas Hershey finally pooped

~ Bae said...

So glad that everyone is okay, but oh my gosh, that's a lot to go through!! I dolove the antics here, except the ones that require vets!!


Teddy said...

Wow, it sounds like Hershey has 9 lives, just like a kitty-cat!! I'm glad that she's OK!!


Pedro said...


My heart was pounding reading that story! Thank goodness Hershey is ok. I guess she got the POOP scared right out of her!!! She was scared poopless! hahahaha