Wow, you hear about freak collar accidents and believe them on one level but it's not the same UNTIL it happens to you! Ruby was sniffing around in a flower bed and it seemed like she had been there awhile so I started to walk over to check her out. As I was almost there, she lifts here head up really slowly and is carrying this 13 lb stupid yard ornament by the tag on her collar! She didn't panic or anything but I was in shock at the potential of this if she were ever left unattended outside (which we never do)!..... She's in a martingale, too, (another lesson I've read about) with a bone-shapped tag that just fit perfectly into the little chimney hole.
She has also gotten her foot stuck in a trapezoidal caribeaner that was attached to her collar on a front yard tieout!!