Ouch! Ovens are Hot

Teaching Scout to leave the oven alone has been a challenge. I suppose the smell of freshly baking food was just too much for her. Until recently, we’ve been holding her away with one hand and trying to get the food out with the other, or double-teaming it. All of that changed a week or so ago.

I can’t remember what we were baking. I told Scout sternly to stay where she was, and opened the oven door. She listened to me, staying right where she was standing, but it was her tongue I hadn’t anticipated. She reached her snout out as I was lifting the food from the oven, and licked the inside of the oven door.

The shriek she let out almost made me drop the food. The oven was heated to 450°, and she’d licked it. The thought makes me cringe even now. She hurried from the kitchen and I followed her, trying to soothe her. She was licking and licking her lips, over and over. You could see it on her face, “That was hot, Mom!”

There was no permanently damage, and she was fine after a little while. No bleeding or blistering, thank goodness. The benefit of the whole event is that she steers clear of the oven now, a message we just hadn’t been able to convey before this accident occurred.


3 responses to “Ouch! Ovens are Hot

  1. According to Gus March 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Oh no! Poor Scout! Sometimes they need to get burned (pun intended) to learn their lesson. ;) SO glad to hear she wasn’t hurt!

  2. Donna and the Dogs March 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Oh wow, what a harsh way to learn that lesson. Glad she was okay!

  3. Baileys mom March 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Oh man glad she’s okay! Same thing happened to Bailey about a week ago I was baking her dog treats and she just put her mouth right on inside of door I felt terrible!! But she jumped away so quickly she was fine.

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