Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Makeout Artist

Our HeroIn the news, a British prison officer saved the life of Frodo, a Welsh springer spaniel, by giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The dog had accidentally been strangled when another dog got teeth caught on his collar while playing. The rescue technique involved clearing the dog's tongue from the air passage, making a cone with his hands using his pinky to block off the dog's nostrils, and then blowing into the dog's mouth. As the officer described the experience: "It wasn't pleasant-- Frodo's mouth was horribly smelly."

He's been commended by animal welfare groups, and I'm sure none of the guys at the office has thought of ribbing him for snogging a dog. I like to think in the same situation I would leap to Pappy's rescue, but we're going to have to get him some breath strips or something.

5 comments:

3dogcache said...

I had a friend who saved a dog from drowning by doing CPR on her. She went on to become a doc.

Enjoy, 3dogs

jan said...

A friend of mine (a fireman) gave mouth to snout several years ago to save a dog overcome by smoke. He has taken a lot of teasing over the years but it is teasing with a lot of admiration.

Jackson said...

Hey pal, not sure I'd want some stinky human giving me CPR! J1 always smells of garlic. I prefer the aroma de meat! J x

Pappy's Fella said...

3Dog,
Is it still CPR when it's done to a dog, or does it become a belly rub?

Jan,
Chalk another up for the good guys.

Jax,
Glad to see you out and about. If it's meat you want, it's meat you get.

Amici said...

Whew, what a story. We're glad everyone is okay. When I play inside with Kana, we always take off our collars because we got stuck one time too (but thankfully didn't need CPR).