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Escalators & Havs don't mix

When I was a new mom, I heard that you should not let your kids ride escalators, because there have been so many incidents of shoe laces or pant legs getting caught and injuries incurring.

Recently, I have heard about two different people allowing their dogs to ride on escalators and becoming seriously injured. One was a Hav that had his foot mangled to the point of needing surgery.

Beware of escalators. Thankfully, these guys are small enough, even at 20+ pounds for some of you, to carry or to find alternate routes.
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Oh yes remember back to my freak dog accident. Mickey the maltese that I puppy sat was badly injured and they had to have surgery and remove a nail from the escalator.. scary!

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Be Careful on Elevators too

I was leaving a hotel once carrying my Yorkie in my arms. He had his leash on and we got in the elevator with one of those rolling luggage cart things. It was crowded so I was near the door. The leash apparently got caught in the door and literally jerked Tucker from my arms. I was screaming as he was being dragged across the floor, head to the ground towards the door. I was scrambling as fast as I could to try to get the leash off. Thank God and the leash snapped and he was uninjured. When the door opened to the lobby, people had gathered around the door to see if I was alright. Apparently they could hear my screams all the way to the front desk. I am NOT a screamer. I don't think there is another time in my whole life when I've screamed. (even last summer when someone was walking in my house when I woke up one morning!) It took hours for my heart to stop pounding. The moral is...Be very careful on elevators with your leash!

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Shelly, that is so scary about your Yorkie! I knew about escalators but I had never thought about the elevator! I always make sure to have his whole leash around my hand when I pick Kubrick up to go anywhere. I guess that helps too in these situations.


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Wow, that is scary! I thought you were going to say the Hav's hair or tail got caught...but a paw? That could happen to any little dog. Thanks for the warning!

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We used to live in a condo and the elevator was my eternal fear. I was always super paranoid to make sure that Yoyo (all of him) was all the way in the elevator before the doors started to close. What a close call for you!
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That is terrifying. Just another thing to worry about.

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Shelly, that had to be terrifying. I can't imagine.
Oh, and I can't imagine waking up to find somone walking in my house either.....did it turn out to be somone who was supposed to be there??? (I'm glad I didn't read that sentence last night. DH is out of town this weekend and I wouldn't have slept a wink....well, except that the NyQuil would have put me out regardless, I guess. )

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Wow, that is scary! I thought you were going to say the Hav's hair or tail got caught...but a paw? That could happen to any little dog. Thanks for the warning!
I have no idea if it is the case, but my general thinking was that it may have been the hair that got caught on the foot to pull the paw into the mechanism, but definitely a toe on any dog could get caught!
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