What to Eat First – Flowers or Chocolate?

Widget sniffing chocolate

Ahhhh, that smell!!

It’s Valentine’s Day.  MyHuman didn’t get any Valentine’s Day pressies, but she got the Wrinkly some good stuff.  Now, as you know, MyWrinkly sometimes isn’t all there, cerebrally speakin’, so she furgets a lot, and I can often play this into a real bonanza fur myself.  Today looks to be a really good chance, since she has flowers and chocolate.  Pretty soon, she’s gonna fall asleep an’ then I can pounce…

     WIDGET!!!  LEAVE IT!

(sigh)  The sound of an enraged She echoes throughout the den.  So much fur the chocolate.  It smells SO good, but She’s mutterin’ about theobromine (whatever that might be) an’ poison-fur-dogs an’ how I must neverNeverNEVER eat it, even though MyHumans can (and do) gorge on it.  Life just isn’t fair.

On the National Geographic website, there’s a rilly good scrollin’ chart that shows how much chocolate you can tolerate, based on your weight.  Accordin’ to the Humans, no chocolate is good chocolate, at least fur dogs.  Kinda like Oh Be Dense trainin’…it’s always: do as I say, not as I do.  But we all know what Humans are like, don’t we?

So…now it’s just the flowers.  They smell kinda nice too, but not as good as chocolate.  Now that the Wrinkly is down fur the count, I’ll try a little taste…

     WIDGET!!!  LEAVE IT!

(sigh)

Apparently, this is a cyclamen, an’ it’s also poison-fur-dogs.

MyPerson has found a list of poisons-fur-dogs on the ASPCA website, so you doggies can discover fur yourselves what not to eat.  Oh, BTW, there’s also a list of poisons-fur-ccccats, an’ fur horses, too.

My good friend Ollie, a Goldie ‘Triever, finds all kinds of lovely things to eat when he GoesFurRun at the park, but HisHuman worries that one of these days, he’ll get into something that disagrees with him.

He’s so lucky.  The only thing I ever find at the park that disagrees with me is other dogs.

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About Widget Jones

I am a half English yellow Labradorable and half Great Pyrenees. I was da runt of da litter, but now I am furry big, about 100 pounds. My human and I live in OnTerrier, Canadog, an' we are devoted to each other, despite what I might say in my posts.

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