It's interesting to observe Sola now that she has recovered from the throat stabbing. She won't go near sticks, and she's afraid of her water bowl. She drank just after the hole was ripped in her throat, and I think it hurt so badly that she suspects the water bowl itself. Any other bowl is fine. I'm sure she will find a way to forget this with time, and that's a good thing, because I don't know if I'll ever recover from this one. Does your dog remember unpleasant experiences long after they have passed? I'm hoping to help Sola avoid a phobia.