With the Whopper wrappers making an appearance I was sure that we were on the way to better days. And then I got the call at work. "NOW you are at your desk!" barked my husband. I had left my desk for a minute to get a cup of water. Clearly a bit frantic he says, "you know your ice pack?" I had used an ice pack last night due to a head and neck ache. I forgot to place it back in the freezer this morning leaving it on a chair. "Guess who found it!"
Ron said he had a feeling that someone was not right this morning. He went down stairs and found Lucie sitting on my chair with the ice pack between her paws, licking her lips. She had punctured the ice pack and tasted the gel like contents inside. He read the package which states, if ingested contact a doctor. So he called me first at work. When I didn't pick up he called Dr. Johnson at Family Pet Care. We stumped him with this one and told Ron to call animal poison control through the ASPCA.
Ron immediately the ASPCA. They charge a $60 fee for consultations but cost did not matter to him at this point. He told them what she had done. They located the product and all of its contents. The Vet stated there was only one item in the contents that could possibly harm her being a type of alcohol. Given her size, they said even if she ate the entire package she would only be a little drunk. Since it was a tiny bit the she tasted, they said she would be fine. Which she is perfectly fine. The ASPCA told Ron that they have deals with certain large companies which cover the consultation cost automatically due to the products they sell. 3M was one of them which was the producer of the ice pack so we didn't have to pay which was nice. Thank you 3M!
Oh Lucie, why all of a sudden are you taking interest in things that you could have cared less about a few weeks ago?! I have noticed that she gets very upset when Addie comes back in from her training sessions. Maybe she believes she is missing out on something. Her training sessions will begin soon enough. Or maybe she has turned into a teenager. Regardless of the why, my goal this weekend is to reduce temptation for Lucie and lock our house down. Anyone want to help??