This morning I awoke to high-pitched cries at 4 a.m. I jumped out of bed and didn't know what to expect. Jake was whimpering and he seemed to be chewing on something. To make a long story short, he had gotten hold of one of the spring loaded clips that I use to lock the door of his crate. He had started chewing it and spring loaded part got his tongue! No injuries thankfully, but one relieved papa and scared little Beagle boy! Just goes to show that I can't leave ANYTHING lying around the house ANYWHERE! Thankfully he stays in his crate with lots of safe toys when I am not home!