Jack gets into Saturday Mischief

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For those of you that follow us on FaceBook (and you all should!), you saw this story over the weekend. Here’s the dirty details.

Jack is usually pretty well behaved. The only thing he does is get a little wound up when he’s on the scent of an animal in the yard or on the trails.  And he has a little OCD for coyotes and coyote poop.

One of his favorite things is to lick the pans after I’ve grilled some meat or the bowl after I’ve had a dish of yogurt. For those of you that are grossed out that I let my dog eat from our dishes…too bad. It’s not like I don’t WASH them after he does it, I do.

On Saturday I bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. When I was finished cutting it up, I had a paper plate I had used for bones and the plastic container it came in. I gave Maggie the paper plate (minus the bones) and Jack the bottom of the plastic container to lick. I went about my business and promptly forgot about it.

A little later, Steve says to me, what’s this and he picks up this odd shaped black thing off Jack’s bed. It’s the chicken dish, mangled with a big chunk of it missing.

What's left of the container.

What’s left of the container.

I’m envisioning trips to the Emergency Vet on Sunday to treat a terrible blockage of some type caused by the ingestion of that piece of plastic and cursing myself for not paying attention and taking the container away sooner! Jack usually has an iron stomach – but that was a pretty big piece of plastic to ingest.

There is a happy ending to the story though. On Sunday morning, as I was walking out to our deck, I happened to notice a small black thing on the floor under the dining room table. Yes, it was  the missing piece of plastic.  So, I stopped worrying – although there are a few little pieces still missing, well, they aren’t really missing, I know exactly where they are.

Monday MischiefWe’re joining the Mischief Monday Blog Hop even though the mischief occurred on Saturday.  Monday we are going to the BEACH, so maybe Jack will find more mischief to get into there. Happy Memorial Day everyone!


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  1. I’m intrigued by the thought of coyotes and coyote poop! We don’t have coyotes where we live in the city, but our friends in the country hear them at night some times.

    Glad Jack didn’t eat a big piece of plastic. I get into mischief often, but usually it’s something more easily digestible, like cardboard or paper or books.

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    • Garth, if you were here, we would tear it up on those coyotes!

  2. Oh man, that pup hit the jackpot! I would love to lick out that thing! We lick out yogurt containers and stuff too! Good mischief!
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  3. Well, that was frightening! Glad Jack is okay!
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  4. Glad to hear you found that piece of plastic! That has happened before with Leroy, but I found the evidence in his poop!
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    • Yeah, I was kind of dreading keeping an eye on the poop the next few days.

  5. Well, Jack ,hopefully now you know which part of that little gift was the treat! 🙂
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  6. Oh Jack,

    That sure was mischief to have your Mom worried like that! I’m super happy you didn’t actually eat it Dude!

    I went to extreme effort to point out the spit, not swallow technique in my mischief video this week and that was just for paper – plastic is a real no, no! 🙂

    I hope you find lots of mischief at the beach! 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂
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  7. Wow!! I sooo know that feeling. We hope you had a great holiday!

  8. Ugh…it’s always tense around our house when Chester eats something he is not supposed to….which is actually more often than we like. Luckily he is a chewer so most of the things end up as tiny chunks that get pooped out. Glad it turned out ok at your house/
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  9. Ooh, scary! Glad it all worked out. Best to never leave a dog alone with something plastic, particularly as yummy as that.
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  10. We’ve had our share of those tense days when we are concerned about something ingested. Thankfully he didn’t eat the entire thing!
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  11. I’m going to go replace a few funnels, because Blue had a little play time in Daddy’s shop the other day. He’s such a sweet boy, but he can really get into trouble if I don’t keep him occupied – LOL
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    • The mischief just sneaks up and grabs them sometimes doesn’t it!
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