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Features June 2014 Issue

Impalement By A Stick

Occasionally, a dog will be hurt by a stick not because he chewed it and a remnant ended up remaining somewhere in his head or neck but because he has been impaled by one. Heíll be running through the woods, for instance, and a stick that is jabbed into the ground ó maybe a rotted tree limb ó will be sticking out at an angle, much like those protrusions at a car rental agency that donít allow you to back up once youíve gone through the gate.

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