Howdy; Beckett here...
Meadow, Carmella and I have always done a great job freaking out mom. It's a skill. We catch birds, mice and chipmunks; Meadow dives off of things; Carmella likes to break free and take runs around the neighborhood; I'm allergic to bees and something in my booster shots.
Mom is ready, or at least as much as she can be, for these types of things. She dives towards Meadow to catch her; always has Benedryl on-hand for me; a box of treats by the door and an extra leash for Carmella.
What mom wasn't ready for was me choking on WATER!
Meadow and I were playing a little before bedtime and I decided to try and bark at her while drinking. Wrong move, let me tell you. I choked and gasped and wheezed...and puked. Everything was OK for a few minutes after that. Then, right after mom put on her pjs, I started gasping and choking again.
Off to the Veterinary ER we went. Mom is asthmatic, so she takes that whole breathing thing pretty seriously.
Turns out I aspirated water. The doctor thinks I coughed most of it out, thank goodness, but wants mom to watch me like a hawk because if there is still water in my little lungs - it can turn into aspiration pneumonia really quickly.
Momma did have a party to go to on Saturday night; but too bad. She's staying home with me!