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The Animals Issue

Home Dog Surgery 101

My dog swallowed a sewing needle.
Κείμενο Billy Moore

My dog goes into these fits of intense floor licking. Mostly because he’s a puppy mill dog, I assume. On one occasion he happened to lick and swallow a sewing needle. The thing got lodged in his throat and looked like a huge fucking tumor from the outside.  I took him to the vet and they x-rayed him and explained that it would cost $400 to cut him open and remove it. I didn’t have it so I said fuck off, went home, Goggled the problem at hand and figured I could pop the needle right out through his skin.  After two beers I grew the man balls to do it, my mom held him down and after positioning the needle to where it needed to come out — pop! Got the needle through the flesh and yanked it out with a pair of pliers. Now I don’t think people are nuts when they say doctors are thieves. BILLY MOORE