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Should I be worried?

H.R.H. Harry/Bailey is definitely going to keep me on my toes. This morning during his second outing, I left the troops out there for a couple of minutes while I went in to make the bed. They're really good together so I wasn't worried and it's infinitely easier to get that done without all of them under foot.

When I opened the door to the backyard the others all came dutifully to the door to come in for breakfast -- except for my little bundle of joy who seemed quite entranced by something in his mouth. He often puts leaves in his mouth and I thought that's what it was this time too. Of course I didn't have my glasses on so it could have been almost anything.

I decided the preferable choice was to go out and investigate rather than to risk going back in to find my glasses. When I approached him, the little darlling had a headless little bird in his mouth. Obviously I wasn't going to touch it. I was horrified. I'm not sure if it was one of the little ones that fell out of a nest in my dryer vent (another long story). I don't know who took the head off and where it ended up (ugh!). Do I have to worry about any diseases or anything with this latest episode in the life and times of my sweet and challenging little boy?

Then there's the other problem of what to do with the remains. I'm not going to touch it.

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I have no answers for you Geri. But I feel your pain!!! that is a big Ewww. My guess is you would worry about Giardia. And I think that would only be a worry if it was not a fresh kill. ewwww sorry. maybe I should have kept my mouth shut. Are thinking of renaming Bailey Harry?




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Dogs eat so many weird things, I wouldn't worry too much. If there are other babies you might want to put an ex-pen in that area to protect them from his investigations. Use a shovel to make a hole and scoop the chick into it. Then take a deep breath and try to smile!
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Yuck....as I was eating my bowl of cereal....that is really gross. I do not know I would just call my vet and ask them what they think. I hope that will be the last time for you. I understand about the bed making...I have three that want to be in it while I make it....so frustrating I tell ya!!!

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Geri - just pick the bird up in a poop bag and put it in the trash!!

That little Bailey - he sounds a lot like my Logan - We call him "the devil" sometimes!! Yet, he is the most lovable of my guys!

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I have no answers for you Geri. But I feel your pain!!! that is a big Ewww. My guess is you would worry about Giardia. And I think that would only be a worry if it was not a fresh kill. ewwww sorry. maybe I should have kept my mouth shut. Are thinking of renaming Bailey Harry?
Ever since he got out of a bolted crate only to greet me at the top of the stairs when I came home I said I should have called him Houdini. Well then I thought Houdini, Harry for short and he sort of looked like a Harry to me. It's just because he simply doesn't answer to Bailey. Not sure yet.

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As it turns out the head was not missing. Maybe the poor bird's neck was broken and tucked under its body. I did go out with a shovel and scooped it up. For now it's on top of an old grill on the side of the house. I'll have to go out later and put it in a garbage bag. Ugh! Disgusting.

Yup, this little one is definitely going to be a challenge. He's perfectly wonderful in that he has a delightful personality, sleeps like a champ and is very bright. On the other side of the coin, he's fearless, which caused him to fall on his head more than once and he approaches every new thing like an adventure to be met with enthusiasm and pure joy.

Hopefully we'll both survive his puppyhood.

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Oh Geri, I can't tell you how entertaining your stories are for me. However, I know your crazy bunch constantly has you and sometimes we're just too tired&frustrated to enjoy the evil. If it is of any help: Pablo seems to be Bailey's twin brother. Despite the 'leave it' and 'drop it' commands he ends up putting everything and anything in his mouth, it's exhausting.

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Geri, your stories of Baily and the gang are so entertaining. You definitley have your hands full with that little guy. I like the name Harry...a bit of wild personality like Diana's younger boy....Prince Harry !

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Geri..

When one of my Aussie's was a puppy, she draggred this HUGH dead rat into the house. I was soooo grossed out that I wiped her tongue with Listerine and called my Vet. He told me I shouldn't worry as she had all of her shots.

If I were you I would call the Vet just to run it by him/her....

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