To say that Mazzy is a problem “child” would be a gross understatement.
To say that her story is gross would be a gross understatement, so read on at your own risk.
Mazzy is a dog who likes to eat. At 91.6 pounds that’s not surprising, but you may be surprised at some of the things she likes.
Clothing is OK, as are shoes. Mazzy’s owners have learned the signs of intestinal obstruction so well that when she begins vomiting they simply look around to see what’s missing.
Mazzy has had so many surgeries they’ve threatened to put a zipper in her abdominal wall. Her latest culinary delight, however, is really over the top.
Her mom is in the remodeling business, and she had a check that was pretty substantial.
As Paul Harvey used to say, “Don’t get ahead of me!”
It gets worse.
She had cashed the check and left the money on a counter Mazzy had never investigated before, and she had never bothered money before, so there was no thought of the cash being in danger.
Mom and dad went out to celebrate the finished job and dined on a fine meal. When they got home the evidence was scattered everywhere. Dad went to work piecing matching parts together in hopes of finding enough serial numbers to turn in to the bank.
Hard work and a good magnifying glass paid off $200.00.
The next day mom was taking one of her other dogs into the yard to use the bathroom when she saw one of Mazzie’s huge stools. Looking more closely, she noticed something was sticking out of the pile. Grabbing the “something” with a clothespin and tugging gently, she extracted another $100.00 bill! This one was intact and simply required some washing to return it to usability.
While this particular lesson cost about $200.00, that’s a drop in the proverbial bucket compared to what repeated abdominal exploratory surgeries have cost.
Mazzy is a one-in-a-million dog, and she’s rapidly headed to that million mark!
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.