Sick as a dog!
LOOK, IT WASN'T really my fault! I'm a puppy and I do puppy things so if someone carelessly leaves a bar of chocolate unguarded for a few moments what do they expect?
It was a lovely bar of dark chocolate and it was delicious. Even the wrapper tasted nice. I didn't know that human chocolate was poisonous to dogs. I'm a puppy for goodness sake - it's not my responsibility to be responsible!
To be fair to the family once it was realised what I had done they went into top gear. A frantic phone call to the vet; my brother and sister snatched from the dinner table mid-spaghetti; me being bundled into my travelling cage; a frenzied 20-mile dash up the motorway and the screech of brakes as we pulled up outside the veterinary surgery.
The vet said that we had a two-hour window to administer treatment before things got bad but we had made it in time and I would be fine. So he promptly stuck a needle full of something into my butt and 15 minutes later I was vomiting chocolate (and breakfast and dinner) all over his floor!
I felt a bit wobbly for a bit but we were sent home with instructions to feed me chicken and pasta - and a large pinch of charcoal - for the next couple of days.
I'm fine now but my first medical emergency cost my mum £140 'cos it was a Sunday. Serves her right since she's the one who left the chocolate unguarded in the first place!
Image Credit » My Mum