Summer is fun, as we all know, but summer can also be dangerous. Kyra, Mikey’s “Mom,” shares the following cautionary Travelin’ Tail with us.
In the summer of 2006, my mommy’s sister and her family all came out to Sophies lake house for the 4th of July. During 4th of July weekend, there’s tons of boats on the lake because everyone comes this week to watch the firework show on the lake. Because of the boats, all of the fish swim down deep in the water or into a cove. Sophie’s mommy happens to live in a cove, so the fishing is great. Almost every day at dawn mommy’s brother-in-law and nephews went down to the dock to fish. One day, mommy’s most troublesome nephew decided to fish with hot dogs. He took out a hotdog and ripped off about 1/4 of it and put it on the fish hook. He then set both pieces on the dock and left. I, Mikey, just happened to be walking by because mommy lets me go down to the dock; I like staring at the fish that they catch, then put in the bucket, and I like to sniff the air searching for the other doggies at the other houses. Well, I saw the pieces of a hotdog just sitting there … yummy pieces of a hotdog … and, well,l I loooove hotdogs! Now I was trying to be polite, so I took the smaller piece, not knowing there was a hook in it. Mommy’s nephew had then finally turned around and started yelling because the fishing rod string was hanging out of my mouth. I was very frightened by everyone yelling and the sudden excrutiating pain. At this point, Mommy had already run down and cut the string, and drove me to the nearest pet hospital. I had to get surgery and more than 30 stitches; I had a breathing tube sticking out of my chest because my throat was swollen. Moral of the story: don’t leave harmful things within reach of your pets!
Millie submitted the following photos of herself enjoying her pawcation at Seashell Suites Resort in Melbourne Beach, Florida.
Look at Millie “sunbathing in the nude!”
Thank you, Mikey and Millie, for contributing to this week’s magazine! Email your Travelin’ Tail, or Pup Postcard to tinygirlpup@ aol.com