Zac spent yesterday afternoon at the vets. How does a dog, ... any dog, ... let alone a dog as finicky as Zac, ... manage to swallow an inch and a half long (threaded) needle? How does that needle pass right through his digestive system without causing any apparent problems until it finally sticks just before it exits the other end (with the cotton thread showing to let me know may be a BIG problem)? The only injury the vets found was one needle hole (just a hole, no tear) there may be scrapes inside his guts but no apparent perforations though we have be vigilant for the next few days. Zac came home with loads of antibiotics. He spent right up until this morning staggering and sleeping off the anaesthetic but by this afternoon he felt well enough to tease Gus, play fetch and eat sardines , boiled chicken and rice. The vets are obviously concerned about infection though they were happy with how he was this morning, hopefully he'll be okay but... ... that was too close.