Oli had a close run in with a ball of embroidery thread during this project. You'd think this golden retriever is a kitten the way he wants to play with string. Unfortunately, being a golden retriever, he wants to eat everything he can get into his mouth.
One evening, I'm quietly stitching away in my granny-recliner, and Oliver decides he is bored. I keep my current project in a little plastic bin I can carry with me, and I had it sitting on the floor next to me. Handy, right? Oli thought so too. Sneaky-like, he flipped the lid back with his nose and in one quick swipe he stole the ball of purple thread. I jumped up to grab it from him, and I don't know how he did it so fast, but he managed to swallow several yards in just seconds. Here's where it gets gross, be warned. I didn' realize just how much he had, or even that he had swallowed it, I only thought he was chewing on it, so I started to pull the thread out of his mouth. And he started gagging. I kept pulling, and he coughed up a sizeable wad of purple thread. Close call. Now I'm much more careful about all of my embroidery supplies.