Dog Eats Homework, Needs Emergency Surgerythe daily dish
An eighth-grade student's dog required emergency surgery to remove 50 sharp pins from his stomach after he ate the young girl's science homework, according to ABC News.
Payton Moody, 13, of Englewood, Colo., was constructing what sounds like a creative and fun volcano science project out of candy, including a chocolate mountain with red licorice for lava and blue M&M's for water. But on the advice of her mother, Payton used pins to keep all the candy elements attached.
"She used the pins because I didn't want the hot glue gun around her younger brother," Payton's mother, Kara Moody, said.
That proved to be a mistake. When the Moodys were away from the house, hungry family dog Reggie went to town on the candy volcano, devouring not only the candy, but all the pins Payton used to hold it together. That was doubly dangerous, not only because of the pins, but also because of the chocolate, which is toxic to dogs.
Fortunately, Reggie made it to the emergency veterinarian and received the surgery he needed to remove the pins and make a full recovery.
So did the mischievous dog learn anything from his ordeal? Nope!
"[Payton] remade it with the hot glue gun so there'd be no pins, and he still went after [it]," said Moody. "He didn't learn his lesson at all."
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