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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A Special Warning To All Quilters and Stitcher


Today is a long day and a day filled with prayer 

for my Sweet Beulah.



We go along our daily routines

without much thought of the

dangers that are right 

under our noses.



Or the sweet noses of those we love.


I was out in the barn sewing

on a quilt, while Beulah

was laying on the floor 

keeping me company.

When she began to choke.

She is always putting things in

her mouth.

I looked in her throat and 

couldn't see anything 

and she soon seemed alright

accept for an occasional


This is her new haircut,she got it because we were planning a camping trip this week and thought it would be cleaner and easier to check her for ticks from hiking.

I called the vet and they said

to watch her overnight.



So the next day because she still

hacked occasional I took her

in and they did x-rays.


She had swallowed a straight pin 

and they couldn't retrieve it 

without surgery, but didn't want

to do it.

They set her x-rays to WSU

a veterinarian college, but they

were booked out and couldn't

take her. So, I've been keeping her 

calm and waiting for a special

surgeon that comes to town 

every Tuesday to do difficult



Now, I wait for the phone call

that tells me how it went. 

It's been a very long morning.





  1. oh Connie, that must have been very frightening, for you both. I hope she will recover well. Maybe invest in a very big magnet?

  2. Oh my!!! Poor doggy. Keeping you both in my thoughts.

  3. Praying for you and Beulah. 💙

  4. Oh dear. As a long time pet owner, lover, I pray for all good to come to your sweet pup.

  5. Oh no! My dear Connie, please post an update and let us know how it went. I feel your pain. Just this morning I saw something sticking out of our tiny puppies mouth. She chews EVERYTHING. It was a sewing needle. I don't even know where she got it! Luckily she was chewing on the thread and I saw a glint of sunlight on the needle sticking out of her mouth!
    These puppies. We love them so much and I really believe they take more watching than a 2 year old. I really can't figure out where that needle came from. It's bothering me.
    I'lll be praying for your sweet Beulah. Let us know the outcome.
    Blessings and hugs,

  6. My cousin told me that when I started to sew and we still had are beloved Mandy. I will say prayers for Buelah.

  7. I am praying for successful surgery and healing for your sweet Beulah. That is the first I have heard of a dog swallowing a straight pin, you are good to post the warning.

  8. Oh my goodness, Connie! I sure will be praying for sweet Beulah! Puppies! UGH! LoL They will sure keep you on your toes!

    Grace & Peace,

  9. I worry about that with my cat. She is always looking at the littlest stuff on the floor. Imagine a pin rammed up their toe or foot.....I think about that all the time.

  10. Oh no! I hope it goes good and they can get it out. I checked on your blog last night wondering if I had missed a post. I was thinking about you. Isn't that something! Take care and let us know. Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. Our dog swallowed a fishing hook one time! They did surgery and he was fine. Praying your girl is too!

  12. Such a worrying time for you, hope all goes well. You are both in my prayers.

  13. I am so, so sorry this has happened to Beulah. What a helpless feeling. Prayers for you both and for the surgeon's mind and hands. I will go light a holy candle for Beulah.

  14. How sad, I do hope that the surgery went well and your beautiful Beulah is back home with you safe and sound.

  15. What a frightening time for you! I hope Beulah recovers quickly. Take care.
    Liz xx

  16. Oh no sure hope the surgery went well and Beulah is fine!!! Praying for her!

  17. Oh my. How frightening. I hope Beulah is able to get the surgery and recovers well.

  18. Oh Connie - I'm so sorry. What a stressful situation. Praying Beulah is able to get this taken care of.

  19. Oh poor Beulah. I will send prayers that her surgery goes well.

  20. Oh, that is scary! Beulah and you are in my prayers.

  21. Oh my goodness, Connie! How scary! I saw your newer post before this one, so I'm thankful it is out and she's recovering! Poor puppy!

  22. Oh Connie I sure hope to hear soon that your sweet baby has come out well from the surgery, I can only imagine how scary all this has been, you just never know what they are going to put into their mouth, so good that you had them check to see what was going on, hugs to you!

  23. Omg, I hope she is OK, my pets do the same. You never know, my dog had been feeling sick he was eating poison berries that fall from a type of palm. They are like small children praying for your pup child. Lisa@Sweet Tea N' Salty Air