Join Date: Jan 2011
Dogs Name: Jack Sharp
Titles: CGN, BH
Dogs Age: Born 09-03-13
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LOL. I see that your pups aren't wearing collars -- and that's a good thing.
Jack used to try that, but the outcome was quite different in his case. The bottom rack of our dw has a small hook on one side of the frame. I have no idea why the hook is there, but one day when Jack was still quite young, we found out that it's the perfect size to catch the loop on a martingale collar. You can imagine what happened next.
I was loading dirty dishes and the bottom rack was nearly full when Jack darted in to lick a dirty plate. I said, "Leave it," he jumped back, the loop on the martingale caught on the hook, and the rack started to follow him. Fortunately, I was close enough to grab the other side of the rack before it hit the floor.
So there we were, Jack desperately (and I mean desperately) pulling one way and me the other. The tension between us was the only thing keeping the very heavy rack in the air. I couldn't let go, or the rack would have fallen and the dishes would have shattered. My husband was out in the yard, and I ended having to bellow at the top of my lungs so that he would hear me and come and help. He finally rushed in and grabbed the rack, which released the tension on the collar so Jack could escape.
I think that is the only time Jack has heard me yell that loudly. Needless to say, the kerfuffle cured his dish-licking habit forever. In fact, he still heads for the hills if he's in the kitchen and we so much as open the dishwasher.