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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Why must you eat everything?

I don’t know about you, but my boys used to pick up everything they came across when they were puppies. They are much better now (or should I say much more selective now) that they are almost 3 years old and have learned the “drop it” command.

Benjamin has come a long way since he was a pup and knows that he isn’t supposed to eat everything that he finds on his walk. He does well resisting most things, but he just can seem to resist picking up mulch.

Henry, on the other hand, may pick up a piece of mulch occasionally, but he generally finds much more interesting items. Here are just some of the things I have had the privilege to pull out of his mouth on our walks over the years:

  • Gum
  • Rocks
  • Popcorn
  • Unchewed chicklet
  • Chicken wing bone
  • Part of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Cicada
  • Bread (left out for birds)
  • Cheerios (a whole trail left behind by a toddler in a stroller)
  • Rice Chex (I think this was left out for the birds too)
  • 5 dollar bill

Now you may be thinking to yourself where do these people live, but I assure you we live in a very nice, and fairly clean neighborhood. Henry just has a knack for finding unusual items.

Since the boys have improved so much it is a laughing matter now, but when they were puppies it was a very frustrating behavior. So if you are thinking that you should have named your puggie “hoover”, have patience. They do seem to get a bit better with age.


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