This is something that I would never have thought of......until now.
- -- this one comes from a well respected Borzoi person, and veterinarian,
Elizabeth A Coney, DVM of Kentucky.
Now - for every one of you that has a home paper shredder with an
"auto on" feature, I want you to go turn it off and unplug the
paper shredder right now. Because night before last I was
presented with a paper shredder containing most of the tongue, ripped
out by the base, and a very pretty sweet 1 1/2 year old lab cross
whose owners euthanized her.
She always watched the paper go into the shredder, she thought it
fascinating. The "auto on" feature means the shredder sits there
waiting for something to get placed into it. Like an inquisitive tongue.
I told them, "Dogs can do fine without a tongue, they have to learn to drink
and eat differently", but the owners didn't want to go there. The look in
her eyes said, "I'm sorry, I guess I wasn't supposed to do that, it's all my
fault". We all cried.
I cried when I read this, myself. In subsequent posts Beth says she has
learned that dogs who have lost more than half their tongues *don't* do
as well as she had been taught. According to the veterinary literature
it is also possible for animals to be injured other places than tongues - a
lost an ear, a long-haired cat most of the skin on its side, a kitten a
This is worth passing on to other dog lovers.
I don't have one, but what a terrifying thought.
That's just to sad :'( A very scary story!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
I'm so glad you passed this on. Dutch seems interested in the shredder when I'm using it... I just unplugged it.
Yikes! What a sad story! We always leave ours unplugged. I would have never thought of that. Thanks for posting this story.
Thanks for the info. I just unplugged mine. I would have never even thought of that.
Would never have thought of that. Thanks for posting. Just unplugged ours. How sad. :'(
:'( :'( :'(
I just unplugged ours, after a mini-sermon on the evils of paper shredders. It's in our upstairs office, and the door is usually closed, but not worth the risk.
That's just so sad. So, so sad. It breaks my heart. :'(
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Oh how sad!!! :'( :'( :'(
Mine is always unplugged anyway...but I ran to check!
Thank You I never thought of that I am turning it off now!