I just watched this dog swallow a dead bird whole. SHE SWALLOWED THE WHOLE FUCKING THING WITHOUT CHEWING. The vet said she will probably digest it without much issue. When she gets her mouth around a toy or something, she clamps down and refuses to let go, and it’s almost impossible to get her to release her deathgrip on it. This is what happened with the bird. I was trying to pry her mouth open, and in order to keep her prize, she gulped it down. I’m in the process of getting her into a manners class, which hopefully will help me deal with a few of her issues (not dropping toys/dead animals, not coming when called, etc.) But my main concern is that I have done something so terrible in my life that this is my punishment - living with the spawn of Satan.
And now, for your amusement, a complete list of things Frannie has eaten (that I know of):
- dead bird
- pink stuffed elephant
- one brand new sock
- part of an Iron Man action figure (she removed and ingested his head)
- half a tennis ball
- the head of a stuffed zebra
- all of the dog poop in the yard
- two plastic dog bowls
- a sponge
- an unknown amount of shrubbery and various organic materials
The most amazing part about all of this is that I almost always find these things in the yard a few days later, after they’ve passed through her system. She has a stomach of steel.