I was walking the dogs in a different place today, and Kip walked right through a yellow jacket nest/hive! I didn’t notice the hive at first, but as soon as I saw the yellow jackets starting to swarm around I called Kip away. It was too late. He yelped and started running around in a panic. When I calmed him down and examined him, a live yellow jacket flew out of his ear!!!! Poor guy! He definitely got stung in his ear, and probably on his face too. I called the vet right away, and they said to monitor and give him Benadryl. I gave him Benadryl as soon as we got home. He was still very upset and panting rapidly. He was lying down next to me, and suddenly started biting his back frantically. There was another live yellow jacket stuck in his fur!! I brushed it off and smashed it. I have now given him a bath and thoroughly inspected him for yellow jackets. He is acting normal now. I think the bath cheered him up because he likes being cool and wet. His ear is slightly swollen and painful. I’ll keep watching him closely but hopefully he is ok. Needless to say I am going to stay far away from that area! I feel so bad for Kip. It must have been so painful and scary.