Friday morning my alarm went off at 6:15 and I opened my eyes to find Trek covered in Gorilla Glue. He had it all over his face, his front legs, the top of his head, his scrotum, my carpet….
Gorilla Glue is especially dangerous because when it comes in contact with moisture, it expands.
Like, a lot.
Even a small amount of ingested Gorilla Glue can cause big problems.
I don’t work on Fridays and I had to be somewhere at 8 am. I texted my coworker and told her what had happened. Then I texted my boss and told her what had happened and that I was going to drop him off and please fix him.
So I drove him to work, left him in a kennel, filled out all the surgical release paperwork, wrote a note that says if you have to cut him, cut him, and high tailed it to where I had to be.
They xrayed him first thing, and yep. Belly full of glue. (And food because I was stupid and still half-asleep and fed him. Which didn’t make for a happy surgeon. Oopsie.)
They texted me: please call the practice. I fortunately was able to call right away. The doctor said we need to go in. I said what’s the prognosis? He said fine after we take it out. Please de-glue my dog.
I got to work around 12:30 and he was still sleeping soundly. They’d scraped the glue off his tongue and gotten most of it off his muzzle. He had a huge incision and since he was still asleep, I sat there and peeled glue off his paws. What a mess.
They told me to come back at 5 for him, and by then he was wide awake, bouncing off the walls, and trying to get into the trash. Hello, I just had major abdominal surgery. Pffft. I’m a pit bull.
This is what they took out of him:
He didn’t eat very much, but it blew up like a balloon. If we hadn’t taken it out, it would have caused major problems.
Oh this dog. Less than a month here, and he’s already costing me hundreds of dollars in surgery.
An adventure! For sure.
And then Friday night at the flyball tournament, he chewed his way out of my tent. Yes, he is back. No, he didn’t really notice that he had major surgery. Boing! Boing! Boing!
Oh pit bulls.
It’s a good thing he’s cute.