This past weekend, we finished our Thanksgiving leftovers, and tossed the turkey carcass into the garbage. Our kitchen trash can has a top on it, so we've never been concerned about the dogs getting into the garbage. Well, never underestimate a shiba, especially a shiba named Jujube.
Yun and I were upstairs putting together our new Ikea closet system when we heard some noises. Loki was with us, but Jujube was nowhere in sight. Uh oh, if Juju isn't nearby, then she's up to no good. We came downstairs to this sight.
How in the world, did she get the turkey out of the trash without knocking the whole can over? It's a typical tall kitchen trash can. Maybe 2.5 ft. tall? Practically none of the other trash was taken out -- just the turkey and some pieces of paper towel.
Well, I've been very worried these past couple of days about whether Jujube ingested any bones. Turkey bones are particularly bad for dogs because of splintering. They can cause lots of damage. So far, she appears to be acting completely normal. She's full of energy. She still wags her tail lots. She still prances around and dances in circles before all her meals. She still gobbles all her food up very quickly. The only thing is that she has had some diarrhea. But everything else seems fine.
Well, I'll keep my eye on her for the next couple of days. Hopefully there was enough leftover meat on that carcass (yes, we were a bit wasteful) so that she went for the meat first rather than bone. And hopefully, she didn't have too much time alone with that carcass before we found out.
By the way, this act, which was clearly all Jujube's doing, now confirms the our suspicions that she was the culprit in the apple pie mystery.