I swallowed a Tennis Ball!!

For anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook you may have seen a few days ago I really wasn’t very well!!

Yep, I had to go to the Vets – I had my Mum super worried!!

So, I didn’t actually swallow a Tennis Ball, but it sure felt like it!!  My throat was the size of a Tennis Ball and it was very sore – I couldn’t eat, couldn’t bark properly (that was embarrassing!), I was short of breath and even snored when I tried to sleep!!

This really is how big the swelling was under my throat – Ouch!!


I normally like going to the Vets, but when we got there this time I was nervous!

They managed to talk me into going in the exam room and then they came towards me with the THERMOMETER!!

You think I don’t remember that thing?!  I was having none of that and did a great dance around the room and hid behind Mum – they gave up!!  Yay!!

I had to stay at the Vets and they gave me a nice treat and then everything seemed ok (I felt all kind of dreamy!) and I didn’t really care what tests they did anymore – I was chillin’!! :)

My wonderful Vet ruled out anything serious and doesn’t know what caused the huge swelling but let Mum take me home with lots of medicine – I have to take it for 2 weeks!!

Unlike last time when I had to take pills,  Mum wasn’t tight and bought the Pill Pockets, oh how I love them!!

I was feeling pretty blue all afternoon until a parcel arrived for me – Yay!!  It was some prizes I’d won from my buddy Dakota!!

He even sent me a squeaky toy to play with! :)


Here I am playing with my new toy on a little video! :)

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And he sent some yummy food!!


I hadn’t eaten any of my kibble since the previous morning, so despite Mum being really strict with my food (I have a delicate stomach) she decided to try and tempt me with this – It’s Nutrish from Rachel Ray –  Oh yes, I was tempted – I ate it all and then I went on to eat my kibble – I was finally hungry!!  Yay :)

I even got a really cute card in the package!! Thanks buddy – Your timing was perfect!! :)


I’m happy to report the swelling has nearly all gone and I’m feeling better – I have wonderful friends, thanks to you all!! :)  I wonder how many other animals have unexplained illness too?


Have a fun weekend :)


PS – (Mum said I have to mention, we’re not endorsing the food as the next day my poop wasn’t great, however, she believes that really was more likely relatated to the medicine and I’ll be allowed to try the rest of the food Dakota sent once I’m better – Yay!)



  1. I am so glad you are feeling better. How odd that your throat swelled like that. You know Snoopy, sometimes you dogs are a puzzle to us humans. I think this was one of those times for your mom and the vet.

    I think a new toy and special food always makes one feel better. :)
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    • Hi Mel,

      Yep, it sure was one of life’s little Mysteries – the medicine my Vet gave me sure helped my throat to feel normal again and get my Manly Bark back!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  2. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better Snoopy! I wonder what caused your throat to swell?
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  3. aww feel better Snoopy! Bullet sends lots of love!
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  4. So glad you are feeling better, but too bad they didn’t find out what the problem was. It always scares me when they can’t say what caused the problem, because then I don’t know what to do to prevent it.
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  5. I’m so glad to hear you are on the mend Snoopy! I’m sure mom will keep a good eye on you. :-) Lots of rest and fluids (why not, it works for humans.) :-)
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    • Hi Jodi,

      Thanks – I’m sure getting lots of rest, Mum hasn’t been letting me run, just walk this week – doh!! And I sure have been very thirsty :)

      Have a fun weekend all of you,

      Snoops :)

  6. Glad you are feeling better Snoopy! It isn’t fun to be sick and it is worse for the humans when they can’t figure out what is wrong with us!

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ~Scout, Teddy and Ash
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  7. Goodness, Snoop – so glad to hear you are doing better! Rita won some Rachel Ray food too! She thinks it is nummy and will cure what ails you!
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  8. So glad to hear you’re feeling better little one but I’m still concerned that no one seems to know what was wrong with you. It’d be easier to stop it from happening again if you knew what caused it in the first place. I bet mom is gonna keep a sharp eye on you for a while to make sure you’re not out there eating something you’re not supposed to. (The swelling in your throat sounds like what happens to me when I eat the wrong seafood…?)
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    • Hi Leslie,

      Thanks for your message, oh yes, Mum has her Hawk-like eyes on me!! It’s not helping me get away with much Mischief though, doh!! And I wish it was Seafood, I don’t even get near any…sigh!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  9. We’re sososo glad you’re better Snoopy! And it looks like you realleh enjoyed your new toy and food! Cangratulations pal!!!
    Piggeh kisses,
    Poppy and Clover
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  10. We didn’t know you were sick because we’re not on FB or Twitter, but we’re so glad you’re feeling better! There’s nothing scarier than an unexplained ailment, but as long as it goes away and you’re well enough to be my Mischief Buddy again, I’ll be relieved and happy. :D We can’t let our families go too long without mischief, you know! ;) Keep feeling better my friend!
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    • Hi Daisy,

      Thanks buddy – I think that’s how Mum knew for sure I was ill, there was NO Mischief going on!! Then once I started feeling better I was back to Mischief – Mum said she’s never been so relieved to see me up to Mischief!! Yay :)

      Big wags and have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  11. Oh Snoopy we really hope you are A OK soon pal. Take it easy. Have a fabulous Friday with your new toy.
    Best wishes Molly
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    • Thanks Molly,

      I’m doing really well thanks, just a little swelling left, but Mum and the Vet are keeping an eye on it and hope I’ll be back to A OK status in the next few days!! Plus I’m being really good about taking all my meds – cos I’m such a good Doggie!! Tee Hee

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  12. Oh poor Snoopy!! That must have been just horrible and I’m sure your Momma must have been so worried about you! I’m glad to hear that the swelling is going down and you are eating. How wonderful that your package from Dakota arrived to help perk you up and get you to eat. Dakota and his Momma are the best aren’t they! We have that whole unexplained illness going on with Freddie right now and it is so worrisome. Take care of yourself buddy. :)

    • Oh thanks Bassetmomma,

      I keep thinking of poor Freddie and sending him Get Well vibes!! We need him all well again really soon and back to his Mischief!! :)

      Sending BIG Hugs,

      Snoops :)

  13. Oh poor Snoopy!!! We are really glad you are getting better. Oh man thank goodness that vet is going to fix you right up. Sweet Sweet Snoopy! We can only imagine how scared both you and your mama must have been. That was very sweet that Dakota sent you something. Please get lots of rest and take care. We miss and love you.
    ~Weinerful Gang~
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    • Thanks Guys,

      I was actually pretty scared at the Vets – I’m not normally, but I knew they were gonna come at me with that Thermometer – Yikes!

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  14. Glad you are on the mend – nothing worse than not feeling well. Mom knows that if I am not interested by the words squirrel or wabbit it is something serious! Take care of yourself!
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  15. Hi Snoopy! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad you came to Misaki’s blog yesterday to pawticipate in the court case with Mollie and Doggy. Whew! I’m glad THAT’s over with! I’m also glad that your throat thing is getting better….that must have been a little bit scary! Happy Friday!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy
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    • Thanks Sammy,

      You did a great job as a Judge Dude!! I’ll know who to come to if I ever have any disputes!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  16. Hey Snoopy, Jet here.

    OMD, I’m so sorry, we didn’t know because Mom doesn’t let me FB yet.

    We’re relieved to learn you are on the mend and they did not find anything serious. Although, I don’t know about your Mum, but, Mom and I do not like unsolved mysteries. Maybe you had an allergic reaction to something???

    Sending Jetty kisses and JJ hugs….

    • Hi Jet,

      Yep, it’s quite possible it was a reaction, all I know is it sure didn’t feel good – I kept looking at Mum with my ‘Make it Better’ eyes!!

      Shame you’re not allowed to use FB buddy, sometimes I get grounded from it if I’ve been messing about too much, but I usually get allowed back on!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  17. Oh Snoops, I’z hopes ya feelin better…Don’t scarez me like that..I sawz the title and fawghtz you had swolled a whole ball :(
    Luv’s youz and a big extra kizz xx00xx :)
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    • Hi Mollie,

      Sorry to scare you buddy, but it felt like I did!! And you know me, I like a little Mischief!! Tee Hee

      Thanks for the extra kizz – Woohoo!!

      Luvs and kizz’s back,

      Snoops :)

  18. Our Lady says she has to take to reading blogs in the evening as her mornings are too busy. We are really sorry to hear about your throat and are glad you are feeling better. Hope you feel even better tomorrow. Have a good day. Hailey and Zaphod
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    • Hi Hailey and Zaphod and your Lady,

      I know how your Lady feels, it gets kinda hectic around here too – especially when there are lottsa Squirrels running through the garden!! :)

      Thanks for your lovely message,

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  19. Be more careful, my furiend!
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  20. Hi Pal!!

    I am so happy you are feeling better and even happier that you enjoyed all of the prezzies!!! Mom and i loved your video Snoopy!

    We are hoping you are feeling better, you scared us at first because we really thought you swallowed a tennis ball!

    We love you Snoopy and don’t want you to be sick!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom
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    • Thanks Dakota and your Mom,

      Sorry I scared you, it’s been boring this week cos Mum wouldn’t let me run – doh!! So I was looking for some Mischief when I made up the title!! Tee Hee

      You’re such a fab buddy, with impeccable timing!!

      Hope you’re having a fun weekend :)

      Love you all too,

      Snoops :)

  21. I’m really sorry Snoopy – I totally missed that you weren’t feeling well. :-( A swelling that big must have been pretty scary, especially for your Mom! Wonder what the heck it could have been from? So glad to hear you are feeling better, and that, whatever it was, it was nothing serious!
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    • Thanks Donna,

      Yep it was scary, I kept looking at Mum with my sad eyes asking her to make me feel better, I’m so happy we have such a fab vet and he took care of me straight away!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  22. Hmmm – I wonder why your throat swelled up like that? Your mom must have been really worried. Glad that you are much better now – of course, the goodies you got from Dakota would have helped you to feel much better too!
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    • Thanks Barb,

      Yep, my Mum was freaked out, me too actually, but I tried to stay calm so I didn’t worry my Mum anymore :)

      Oh yes, Dakota’s timing was pawfect!! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  23. Oh, no, sorry you weren’t well. Glad the medicine made you better fast. Good job not actually swallowing a tennis ball ;-)
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    • Thanks Jana,

      I’m usually pretty good even when I tear stuff up I don’t swallow it – The Golden Mum had previously used to eat Socks – Not good!!

      Have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  24. Glad to hear you’re on the mend. Take care Snoops!
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  25. Oh my goodness, Snoopy! So glad you are okay. Sending a big hug your way. And how sweet of Dakota to send you some treats and gifts just in time to make you feel better!

  26. Ooo, yucky. We are so glad you feel better. Sometimes going to the vet is a good thing.
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    • Hey Roxy,

      Yeah, you’re right I did need to go to the Vets, but I get scared of all the prodding and stuff – doh!!

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  27. OMD! Glad you’re feeling better pal! I’ve been getting a little of the Nutrish Naturally Delish with my food too. I didn’t need it to stimulate my appetite, but now mom’s mixing in a little pumpkin, which I did not like. So the gravy in the Nutrish helps cover up the pumpkin taste.
    Your pal in mischief,
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    • Hi Cosmo,

      Hmmmm, I’ve never tried Pumpkin, thanks for the heads up that it needs a little gravy though!! :)

      I hope you’re feeling better buddy,

      Your Mischief pal,

      Snoops :)

  28. Hugs! I’m sorry you had a swelling. Poor Snoopy. Hugs. I’m glad the nedicine made it go away and you feel better now.
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  29. Oh I am so very glad you are feeling better

    Stop on by for a visit

  30. Congratulation with the gift :)
    I hope those gifts will make you cure 100% :)
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  31. So glad you are feeling better and congrats on avoiding the thermometer! Woof! Woof!
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  32. Oh what a scary experience! So happy you’re feeling on the mend!
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  33. Hope all is well and you’re recovering quickly! Vet visits are never fun.
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  34. So glad to hear your feeling better. Having a sick doggies is so worrisome to us parents!

  35. The sickies are no fun, but coming at you with a THERMOMETER is a great way to make you feel even worse. At least that’s what I think….

    Glad you’re better, Snoopy!
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    • Hey Sage,

      I’m not gonna disagree with you buddy – why can’t they just put it under our tongues? I promise not to bite it!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  36. Wow Snoopy! I would be so worried about you if I hadn’t already seen your new mischief with the BBQ Tongs! I’m so glad you’re better and have such a smart and caring vet and family.

    • Thanks Amy and Toby,

      I sure do feel better, especially compared to this time last week – I knew I wasn’t well when I wasn’t in the mood for Mischief!! Normal service has been resumed!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  37. Gosh Snoopy I am just reading this now and am so happy to hear you are better! I wonder if it was an allergic reaction to something? Bug bite or bee sting?
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  38. Yikes. We are glad that you didn’t actually swallow a tennis ball (although we would have secretly been impressed) and that you are ok. Once in a while Chester and Gretel throw up and I don’t know why but after they do they are all better.
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    • Hi Jessica,

      I couldn’t even manage to swallow my little pieces of kibble let alone a Tennis Ball, so I’d have been impressed with myself if I’d have managed that too :)

      Thanks for your message and Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  39. I am so glad to hear you are better! That’s scary for you & your Mom
    Hugs from Canada ;)


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