This is a post I have been struggling to make. But if you are a dog owner, please read.
Last week I went to the post office, and when I came home I was met with a sight that will haunt me for the rest of my life. My dog was laying down in the kitchen with a food bag over his head. I pulled it off but there was nothing I could do, he has suffocated and died. Somehow the dogs had got into the cupboard, pulled the bag of dog food out, and in the attempt to get the last few kibbles, Ranger stuck his head in the bag and couldn’t get it back out.
I knew about this, I’ve heard of someone’s pitbull getting their head stuck in a chip bag and suffocating while his owners were away. I’ve always been careful of plastic bags since. But it never even crossed my mind that a dog could suffocate in a dog food bag. Please, I am begging anyone who owns a dog, please cut up plastic bags. Keep all food bags away from dogs. Open the bottom of chip or cracker bags when you throw them out. Cut open bags and throw them out right away, and keep food in tupperwares. Your pets are worth it. And please, please, open dog food bags up all the way, don’t just open a corner. Being diligent with bags could save your dogs life or a wild animals life that could get into your trash.
Ranger was rescued from a shelter when he was a puppy. He was very special, he loved to growl and groan to show affection and that scared some people but we loved him for it. His best friend was Magic, our Australia Shepherd. Magic would just look at him a certain way and they’d run off, barking like crazy. Ranger loved to cuddle, and he was very smart. He had beautiful coloring and stunning eyes. He never caused any trouble or hurt anyone, except for the one time he tripped over our older dog and dislocated his hip, but that wasn’t his fault. Ranger was half German Shepherd, and half Red Heeler. He loved to help round pen the horses, running with them outside the round pen. One time he ate an entire container of cocoa powder and was fine. He had a funny raspy bark, and loved to play ball. Ranger was a beautiful, happy, bright, big, lovable, funny, and handsome dog.
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