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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 01:57 PM
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42. My Boxer breathing
He'd choked on a piece of pizza crust that my son had given him. He came into my room and I could see he was in severe distress - his mouth was open but he couldn't catch a breath.

I did a couple of doggie Heimlichs but they didn't help so I tried to reach into his throat to dislodge the pizza crust. My three kids were freaking out and the dog was shaking his head so I couldn't get anywhere.

I picked him up and ran outside where I continued to work on him. I could feel him weakening in my arms, the life was just flowing out of him. I was yelling, "Jake! Jake! Don't you dare die on me!" while I tried everything I could think of.

Finally, as he sank to the ground, he lost the ability to fight against me and I reached far down his throat and heard the most beautiful sound EVER - a gasp.

It took him nearly fifteen minutes to get back to his feet after that initial breath but he was fine and suffered no ill effects. He lived for another 7 or 8 years.

I'll never forget that - I don't think I could have felt worse if it was one of my children dying in my arms...
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  -What's the most beautiful sound you've heard? bif  Feb-04-05 08:54 AM   #0 
  - I heard it the other night.  whoisalhedges   Feb-04-05 08:55 AM   #1 
  - Too bad no one else was there to share it.  XNASA   Feb-04-05 09:02 AM   #7 
     - Speak for yourself, I saw at least 5 of us there.  Beware the Beast Man   Feb-04-05 09:03 AM   #8 
        - All active participants?  XNASA   Feb-04-05 09:06 AM   #10 
           - A little bit of both.  Beware the Beast Man   Feb-04-05 09:12 AM   #13 
              - You people are fucked-up.  whoisalhedges   Feb-04-05 09:36 AM   #18 
                 - I was refering to our scrapbooking project, you moran.  Beware the Beast Man   Feb-04-05 09:40 AM   #23 
                 - If it's any consolation  buddyhollysghost   Feb-04-05 04:17 PM   #34 
                 - "Oh yeah? Well then. I'm gonna fuck YOU up..........  XNASA   Feb-04-05 04:34 PM   #37 
  - in the middle of the night . . .  Bertha Venation   Feb-04-05 08:55 AM   #2 
  - That's easy.  bowens43   Feb-04-05 08:56 AM   #3 
  - Same here. Also the sound of their sweet breathing when you're  loudestchick   Feb-04-05 09:03 AM   #9 
  - Oh yeah.....  Phentex   Feb-04-05 10:18 AM   #29 
  - Yes  SarahBelle   Feb-04-05 09:07 AM   #11 
  - That is exactly what I was going to say!  JimmyJazz   Feb-04-05 09:14 AM   #14 
  - Yep!!  rbnyc   Feb-04-05 04:14 PM   #33 
  - Maria  Spinzonner   Feb-04-05 08:57 AM   #4 
  - Say it loud and there's music playing  KurtNYC   Feb-04-05 10:18 AM   #30 
  - Whizzing.....  physioex   Feb-04-05 08:58 AM   #5 
  - "Dreamweaver" by Gary Wright  no name no slogan   Feb-04-05 08:59 AM   #6 
  - Not funny fast enough  johnnie   Feb-04-05 09:09 AM   #12 
  - I knew a lady who was extremely hard of hearing  koopie57   Feb-04-05 09:16 AM   #15 
  - "dad"  Joe Power   Feb-04-05 09:28 AM   #16 
  - The finale of the "Firebird Suite".  ladjf   Feb-04-05 09:36 AM   #17 
  - Good one!  AllegroRondo   Feb-04-05 04:18 PM   #36 
  - Misunderestimator singing  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-04-05 09:37 AM   #19 
  - Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww  Misunderestimator   Feb-04-05 04:10 PM   #32 
  - Hounds of love  Texasgal   Feb-04-05 09:37 AM   #20 
  - The first time my daughter giggled, when she was about eight weeks old.  Bouncy Ball   Feb-04-05 09:38 AM   #21 
  - George W. Bush will be impeached & jailed for his crimes against humanity  LynneSin   Feb-04-05 09:39 AM   #22 
  - The sound of my enemies being crushed; the sound of them being driven  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-04-05 09:41 AM   #24 
  - "George W. Criminal Fucknob, we the jury find you guilty of crimes  Rabrrrrrr   Feb-04-05 09:43 AM   #25 
  - My son finally saying a word.  Ilsa   Feb-04-05 09:51 AM   #26 
  - I'm partial to thunder  slackmaster   Feb-04-05 09:54 AM   #27 
  - Giggling kids and babies. That just makes everything better  GreenPartyVoter   Feb-04-05 10:06 AM   #28 
  - For some strange reason, I always loved the sound of gravel  Bullwinkle925   Feb-04-05 10:22 AM   #31 
  - "Bike wheels on a gravel road."  buddyhollysghost   Feb-04-05 04:18 PM   #35 
     - Write one - I give you permission!  Bullwinkle925   Feb-05-05 01:42 PM   #39 
  - my daughter's first cry, of course  yellowdogintexas   Feb-04-05 09:05 PM   #38 
  - i dont know  Steve Nash is god 13   Feb-05-05 01:43 PM   #40 
  - Mockingbirds. Love them. Lucky enough that several nest near me.  catzies   Feb-05-05 01:45 PM   #41 
  - My Boxer breathing  skygazer   Feb-05-05 01:57 PM   #42 
  - The Princess Saying "I Love You"  CO Liberal   Feb-05-05 01:58 PM   #43 

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