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Friday, December 26, 2008

One of Life's Imponderables - Dogs vs. Tinsel


Why do they like to eat it? You'd think after the first 5 or 6 times they'd catch on that it makes them sick. Do they listen? NO. I've yet to know of a dog who didn't sample it. Or maybe the tinsel on our trees was particularly attractive? OR maybe it was just because we'd touched it and they KNEW the master/mistress's hand. Whatever. Took me forever to figure out why they grab the newspaper and run off with it.

8 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

Cats too!

Merry Christmas.

Adrienne said...

Very dangerous for cats...

My very first Christmas tree was one of those ugly foil ones (worth a mint now). All I could afford for decorations were hollow chocolate balls wrapped up to look like ornaments. I didn't know my first Yorkie, Clem, was busy eating all the balls off the bottom of the tree.

When he pooped on the patio of my apartment his BM'S were spiriled with the shiney aluminum wrappers. They looked like festive barber poles. It took awhile to figure out what was going on. Funny the chocolate didn't make him ill....

gemoftheocean said...

Terry, cats will eat the nastiest stuff, so I'm not surprised. But we are always "surprised" when our pets act like the dumb animals they are.

Adrienne: Oh. My. a Yorkie and chocolate, much less the aluminum. Maybe the aluminum held enough of the chocolate in it to "pass on through." Any way you slice it it sounds like an emergency vet trip. Lucky Clem didn't die right there.

Jackie Parkes said...

Well ours doesn't!!

gemoftheocean said...

Jackie, that's probably because your kids get to the tinsel first! ;-D

Adrienne said...

ROFLMAO

Anonymous said...

Definitely, cats love the stuff. We stopped putting tinsel on our tree because they'd always get at it, and sooner or later it would show up in the litter box... Nowadays, our 3 kitties prefer turkey, although tonight I did catch the 10-yr-old, Chloe, rolling one of the ornaments around the floor. Despite her age, Ms. Chloe still thinks she's a kitten! Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year, from the windy province of Quebec in the Great White North!

gemoftheocean said...

Hi anon. Thanks for the comment. I was in Quebec once for slightly less than one day. To see the '67 Expo! I was bummed the day we went the Mounties were in their brown.... [There I was, expecting to see Dudley Dooright! I did see the horsies though.]

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