Can dogs have nine lives? I love (most days) my 9 pound Chloe, but last night, again, she proved to be indestructible.
First, Chloe is a rescue dog. She showed up on a friends doorstep on Christmas day 2004, after living in the woods for what was possibly months. At nine pounds I can't imagine how many hawks, coons and other wild animals she encountered and conquered.
Since coming to live with us in January of 2005 Chloe has been run over by a bike, ingested an entire corn cob and passed it painfully after a few days, had kidney problems, jumped out of a stopped car in a school parking lot and made her way inside to find me, suffered many a blow to the head from children playing basketball and soccer, Chloe has taken off after me when I have driven away from home, she has chewed her way thru a wooden gate, peed her way thru every airport she has flown thru, and lost all her teeth, just to name a few incidents.
And last night? While visiting my brother in law and hanging out with his family in their backyard, Chloe found a mouse trap and set it off on her tongue. Yes, her tongue.
No, we are not negligent.