Hi, I am just reading this thread now, and saw that Carol tagged me to help you with advice on swallowing objects and potential obstruction. My male Bulldozer is a habitual sock water, he has eaten 3 sweat socks in the last year, and also a dish cloth, so far he has been able to pass them. The first sock he ate, he threw it up, but the two others and the cloth he pooped them out. The signs of an obstruction usually start with vomiting, and or diarrhea, then continued diarrhea, and drooling water from the mouth, they will usually play, eat, and drink normally, at first, and then begin to get sick. The next symptoms are being lethargic, and quiet. The first time Dozer got sick, we didn't know he had eaten a sock, and we took him to the vet, she took x-rays which didn't show what he had eaten, but it did show a shadow in his intestines, and she could feel a mass in his tummy. An x-ray won't show material, but will show a mass, but a barium x-ray will show materials. The vet gave Dozer IV fluids, pain medication, and a laxative. We took him home with a high fibre food which we had to feed him a Tbsp once every 2 hours. That night he went outside tonhomto the bathroom, and he was able to pass the sock. The vet was very surprised, as she was pretty sure he would need surgery to remove it. Keep an eye on Meaty, take him to the vet, to make sure he is not dehydrated from vomiting or diarrhea, and that he's not in any pain. The vet explained to us that Bullies don't show pain, but she could tell that he was in pain, and she said that whatever he was feeling, times that by 10, because bulldogs have a high pain threshold. Your vet will probably feel his tummy, and take an x-ray to start, to see if there is any mass in his stomach. Most of the time, they are able to pass the objects, but you want to make sure it's not causing any problems, or obstruction, a you will have to be a poop CSI agent, and watch Meaty's poops to make sure he does pass the pieces of sandal. I hope he is okay, and if he did swallow some pieces, I hope he is able to pass them without any problems. Please keep us posted on how he's doing, and what the vet said. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to you and Meaty.