And before you jump to conclusions… we did not leave the rat poison out for the Huskies!

High drama in the Verster household today.  I got a phonecall from Beauty mid morning to tell me that she’d looked outside to see a torn up rat poison box/container (you know those white ones) and the poison scattered all over the lawn and the huskies standing watching her as she shrieked.  Fantastic… considering I had a full day of meetings booked.

So anyhoo, I rushed home after phoning the vet and discovering that even though we weren’t sure whether they’d eaten any, that they need to go in for a checkup. After chatting to Beauty… and being on the phone with Lance trying to figure out where it may have come from… I gave up on the guesswork and just took them to the vet.

They stayed there for a few hours while they were made to vomit everything up.

The vet says that she didn’t find any pellets in their vomit, but I’m sure they ingested some considering they ate the cardboard container (they both love to eat paper and cardboard).

There are a few theories about where the poison came from…

1. someone threw it over the wall…

2. one of the poison boxes that we had installed in the kitchen a few months ago managed to miraculously get to a spot that the dogs to get to (and we’ve checked them all and they’re all accounted for)…

3. the pest guys may have put a box in the roof, and maybe a bird trying to nest dislodged it.

Anyway, whatever caused it… they’re now fine thank goodness… and they’re VERY happy to be home.  In fact, when I got them there, Kitara recognised the place first and started cowering, and then when they saw the cages they had to go into, Kimo just shrank back completely… I’ve never ever seen him look like that :(( it was too sad.

And because I can’t blog without a photo… here’s an instagram image of Kitara from this afternoon at home…