David started repainting part of the apartment today, apparently because we had an appraiser coming over (trying to get a home equity loan to roll some of this past year's debts into the mortgage) and he wanted him to see the place in the worst possible shape. We met for dinner, so Fidget and Humprhey were alone in the place together for an hour.

Came home to something shredded all over the hallway carpet. Picked up a piece, and it was sandpaper. Worse, Humphrey had apparently consumed some of it. David called the vet and said "I have what I hope is the stupidest question you've ever heard. Is the ingestion of sandpaper harmful? (pause) For a dog."
So now we have to keep a really close eye on Humphrey, because the vet said it could be harmful, depending on a lot of things, and in several different ways. Oy...
On another topic, we're going to go visit the puppy we may be fostering tomorrow evening.

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Oy...

Yikes. Doing okay the next day?
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and he wanted him
to see the place in the worst possible shape. We met for dinner, so Fidget and Humprhey were alone in ... what I hope is the stupidest question you've ever heard. Is the ingestion of sandpaper harmful? (pause) For a dog."

I think you could have succeeded a bit more in your quest to view your home in the worst possible shape had the dogs shredded a box of feminine hygiene products. (I think it was MaryBeth who relayed that story.)
So now we have to keep a really close eye on Humphrey, because the vet said it could be harmful, depending on a lot of things, and in several different ways. Oy...

I get your drift.
On another topic, we're going to go visit the puppy we may be fostering tomorrow evening.More, please?

Terri
Came home to something shredded all over the hallway carpet. Picked up a piece, and it was sandpaper. Worse, Humphrey had apparently consumed some of it.

damn, that's pretty hardcore! of all the things to eat, he chose sandpaper?
On another topic, we're going to go visit the puppy we may be fostering tomorrow evening.

yay! i hope it's love at first sight.

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to see the place in the worst possible shape. We ... Is the ingestion of sandpaper harmful? (pause) For a dog."

I think you could have succeeded a bit more in your quest to view your home in the worst possible shape had the dogs shredded a box of feminine hygiene products. (I think it was MaryBeth who relayed thatstory.)

A box makes it sound like they were unused, that is not so bad... ... Imagine coming home and discovering that a) someone forgot to close the toilet door and b) the dog knows how to open the trashcan in the toilet.

When it comes to weird things to chew on or eat, i know a lot. Not ever crating puppies and every now and then forgetting something somewhere it shouldn't be...
So now we have to keep a really close eye ... a lot of things, and in several different ways. Oy...

I get your drift.

Did the vet recommend something you could feed him? The paper should get soft in the gut, but if the glue and sand still sticks together it could be good to have something that capsules it.
to see the place in the worst possible shape. We ... Is the ingestion of sandpaper harmful? (pause) For a dog."

I think you could have succeeded a bit more in your quest to view your home in the worst possible shape had the dogs shredded a box of feminine hygiene products. (I think it was MaryBeth who relayed that story.)

Well, it's highly* unlikely that there will be any feminine hygeine products, used *or unused, around here anytime soon.
So now we have to keep a really close eye ... a lot of things, and in several different ways. Oy...

I get your drift.

He seems to be fine today, but I didn't take him out this morning so I don't know if things are functioning normally or not.
On another topic, we're going to go visit the puppy we may be fostering tomorrow evening.

More, please?

A friend has a friend who has to give up her 6mo puppy because she's going back on dialysis and has been told to make her environment as sterile as possible. We offered to take the puppy, either as a foster or (if s/he fits in, particularly with Fidget) as permanent family.

However, this may have fallen through...we were supposed to call her today and get some important information (like exactly where she lives) but she's not returning David's calls. So now we're thinking someone has offered her money for the dog and she's avoiding us. Ugh.

Of course it could just be something else came up.

I guess if it's meant to happen, it'll happen, and if it's not, it won't.
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Did the vet recommend something you could feed him? The paper should get soft in the gut, but if the glue and sand still sticks together it could be good to have something that capsules it.

No, they just said to "keep an eye on him". He's acting perfectly normal tonight (well, his normal, anyway).

Found Poetry ( Science News , 14-Jun-2003): oldest homo sapiens find + + ocean eddies' far-flung effects;
Came home to something shredded all over the hallway carpet. ... was sandpaper. Worse, Humphrey had apparently consumed some of it.

damn, that's pretty hardcore! of all the things to eat, he chose sandpaper?

Well, we're pretty good about keeping things that dogs shouldn't have where dogs can't get at them, and especially since we've had Humphrey here. There's nothing edible where he can get at it even if he gets up on the kitchen counter. But who'd have thought to lock up sandpaper? Of course, we will from now on.
On another topic, we're going to go visit the puppy we may be fostering tomorrow evening.

yay! i hope it's love at first sight.

See my other post. This may not happen.

Found Poetry ( Science News , 14-Jun-2003): oldest homo sapiens find + + ocean eddies' far-flung effects;
Well, we're pretty good about keeping things that dogs shouldn't have where dogs can't get at them, and especially since ... up on the kitchen counter. But who'd have thought to lock up sandpaper? Of course, we will from now on.

He's a cocker. Wa there any oil on the sandpaper? On the upside cockers don't seem prone to blockages, and seem to be able to eat anything and not be bothered.
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