posted Wednesday morning
…our much loved golden retriever…
11 years old
Guess how much we love her?
Nali managed to get ahold of an unexpected pet hazard…
…a barbeque grill cleaning brush…
hard plastic handle and frame….
and sharp (!!) metal bristles,
and apparently marinated in yummy flavors
Denali went for xrays yesterday and today and will go back for another xray tomorrow
hopefully she’ll be fine
Can you guess how much we love her?
And so, a summertime warning to other pet owners…
Please be sure to keep those grill cleaning brushes out of reach!
they’ve been “marinating” in appealing flavors,
and the little metal bristles ARE VERY DANGEROUS in a stomach
Nali is a “teacher” too… lots of positive influence on others
She had lots of fans in my classrooms throughout the past many years…
the kids collected Nali cards each Monday morning…
little cards with encouragement from “her”
Can you guess how much the kids loved her?
Don’t we all love our pets so much?
And try so hard to keep them safe and out of harm’s way…
Here’s to a safe and happy summertime…for pets and people!
A photo taken a number of years ago…
stay safe, stay happy,
stay loving and loved
Friday Evening: Little did I think when I created these pages and posted them on Wednesday morning that those bristles would do anything other than just pass through the system…dogs eat so much stuff and usually it’s not a problem..but this time it turned out to be. My original intention with this post was mostly to alert other pet owners to be aware of the hazards of grill cleaning brushes…little did I realize how much of a hazard they can be!
Update Friday: Nali had to have 2 separate stomach operations to remove the bristles. We visited her tonight and she was happy to see us. She’ll need to stay at the emergency hospital through the weekend. Saturday: we visited Nali before she was transferred to ICU at UCDavis Vet School Hospital… she was happy to see us and loving as can be….time will tell…please hold her in loving thoughts and hearts…thank you…kathy, peter, julie and nali…. Sunday: Nali passed away this afternoon, after too many lung complications after the 2 surgeries….we are so shocked and surprised that this has happened.
Nali was such a dear, gentle and precious being…we loved her with great depth and tenderness… we feel blessed to have had her in our lives….she was a blessing to us….she will be deeply missed….We loved her dearly