Meet the golden retriever named Pipa. She loves her parents, as well as every human she meets, and enjoys swimming and frolicking in the snow. This pooch is no doubt a furball of positivity and love.
However, anyone who has already met a golden retriever knows that too much energy can lead them astray. And for Pipa, the problem started when she began to have an appetite for destruction when she was still a puppy.
According to Dayane Hewitt, Pipa’s fur mom, she and her husband bought a camera to see what the pooch does when they’re at work. Once, they had to watch Pipa destroy her bed!
Like other growing dogs, Pipa considers the backyard a store of chewable goodies. The pooch also learned to steal her parents’ clothes as a way of getting their attention. A snatched pair of pants always leads to an exciting chase.
However, in 2019, this energetic ball of fur started vomiting and couldn’t hold down food or water. Dayane immediately brought her to the vet; however, a physical examination did not reveal any problem.
Aware that golden retrievers love swallowing curious items, the veterinarian suggested an X-ray. Sure enough, the result revealed a zipper and a big rock stuck in Pipa’s large intestine and that she needed emergency surgery.
It was stressful, but luck was on Pipa’s side. The surgery went well, and the vet discharged her from the hospital. She had an e-collar and a large incision, and the vet told her parents she needed to stay calm and quiet.
However, it was challenging to calm Pipa, especially since she was still young and quite active. As the pup hated the cone of shame, her parents got her an inflatable donut to make her feel much more comfortable.
Unfortunately, Pipa tried to eat another rock on her first night back. Since then, Dayane would put a basket muzzle on the pooch every time she was outdoors. Her post-op shenanigans led to an oozing incision and having to come back to the vet; however, eventually, she healed just fine.
The entire incident cost approximately 5000 dollars. Fortunately, Dayane had availed of pet insurance, which covered around 80% of Pipa’s medical expenses.
Dayane thought she had to celebrate the occasion somehow. Thus, she decided to buy a glass case with engraved plaques.
The fur mom said her family is looking forward to making more memories with Pipa. Hopefully, those will not involve any more surgeries!
Credits to Dayane Hewitt