We were standing outside the garage tonight talking, with the 2 dogs at our sides of course. Emilu leaped out into the yard and picked up a little stick and was playing with it. She ran up to us with it and broke it in two. The next time I looked at her, she had her nose down to the ground and was pawing frantically at her face. It took me a second to realize what she was doing, and then I said " I think she's got a stick stuck in her mouth!" I got her to settle a little and pried her mouth open, but didn't see anything. Then she started pawing frantically again. I thought I saw blood in her mouth and we were getting her settled again for a better look when the stick popped out! It was only about 2 inches long and about 1/2 inch thick. Few several minutes after that, and even after she got back in the house, she kept licking her her legs and front feet. I think it was just nervousness, or else maybe she scraped her feet on her teeth while trying to paw the stick out. Always watch your babies! It was a good lesson for SU, because he doesn't tend to watch over them as closely as I do.