Freak Collar Accident
Last night, after walking the neighborhood, Wolfie and I came in to the guys in the family watching the football game. Wolfie loves to attack our 55 inch LED tv that hangs on the wall, every time there is football or hockey on. I don't know what it is, but whenever the players line up, he goes nuts and tries to jump through the tv. It doesn't last the whole game, just until he gets bored with it and lies down. Usually we keep him off by voice control, but it gets annoying after a while, having to remind him to stay away from the tv so much. Last night, I decided to keep him on his longer leash, until he calmed down. The leash was just long enough for him to walk around and visit everyone in the living room, but not long enough for him to reach the tv. Knowing that he was on the leash and prong collar from our walk, he made his rounds to say hi to everyone, did a few turns and curled up at my feet. When our team scored, the guys jumped up yelling and screaming, like they do, and Wolfie jumped up as well to join the celebration. I was still holding his leash, when I noticed him panicking and trying to back away. I saw that his legs had got tangled in the leash when he did his turns before he had laid down. I let go of the leash, and hubby was right there trying to get him untangled. Then hubby yelled that Wolfie isn't breathing and was choking! I jumped up, and grabbed his collar and couldn't believe how tight it was on his neck. Luckily, I have very small hands and was able to squeeze a few fingers in between and unclip the prongs. We figured that Wolfie had jumped up in his excitement with the leash wrapped around his back legs, and that action pulled the prong collar way down on his neck. He was absolutely fine after I got the collar off, and went right for his ball, looking to play. I am always so extra careful about his collars. He never wears them unless he is supervised. I am still stunned and sick over the fact that he had such a collar accident when I was holding his leash! I am so thankful that he is ok. Poor Wolfie.
Chases Wolfgang Heinrich Von Ryan aka Wolfie born 12/20/09
Waiting for us at the bridge is Chases Chieftain aka Chiefy Left this earth and left a hole in our hearts July 2000