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Monday, December 27, 2010

Dogs+Chocolate=Don't Mix UPDATE

(Follow-up to Yesterday's Post)

Our little Chihuahua, Bailey, must have a stomach of steel.  After eating what we now know was at least 3 Hershey Kisses plus a little wrapper, and subsequently drinking 3 teaspoons of Hydrogen Peroxide to make her throw them up, she has yet to puke, has had no signs of sickness, and her poo is solid with just a few specks of silver wrapper in it.  Are you kidding me?  From what I read online, this 5-pound dog ate what's essentially doggie arsenic, and yet she A-OK.

Her poor brother Buckeye, on the other hand, threw up twice after getting just 2 teaspoons of Hydrogen Peroxide.  (At first, we weren't sure who ate the chocolate, so we gave them both the magic throw-up liquid.  Poor guy.  Kind of reminds me of the time my brother and I both got our mouths washed out with soap because we blamed each other for throwing out an F bomb.  Sorry Shane--it was me.)

And that wasn't our son's first bad experience with chocolate.  Last Thanksgiving, Buckeye, who is a much larger 8-10 pound dog, got into chocolate and ironically enough, had the Hershey squirts for 3 days and 3 + states.  It made driving to Ohio and Kentucky?  Not fun at all.

So I guess the lesson in all of this, is that women really are Steel Magnolias while men are weak little things who always make the bathroom stink.  


  1. My girl dog (Chihuahua/Yorkshire Terrier) has a tummy of steel usually and my boy dog (Chocolate Lab/Mystery Terrier) usually has issues over the TINIEST thing that he might ingest.

    The only exception with Jinx (girl dog) has been that one time I stupidly gave her a tiny bite of deer sausage that my brother's in-laws had given me (they only usually get vegetables) and she was despondent and didn't feel good for a week. Poor thing!

    Hope your Buckeye feels better soon!

  2. I thought those dogs lived on Taco Bell :)

    And I honestly don't remember the soap incident..But I do remember getting in trouble for you. Lots!