Thursday, July 28, 2005

To Eat or Not To Eat, That Is The Question

The goal of every husky should be to taste, sample, and even gourge on all of the human food allowed, or "found" unguarded.

There are pitfalls to this sampling, and some things that you shouldn't eat because its really bad for us (not only for the trim waistline we have to maintain, but could actually make you sick, maybe make you die!)

Things NOT to eat:

Grapes and raisins: they will cause our kidneys to shut down and that will kill you.

Chocolate: Although VERY tasty, it contains something called Theobromine and that's not good for us, it can kill you.

Caffeine: coffee is very tasty, I drink my human's coffee when they leave it on the table, but it gives me the zoomies, and a lot isn't good at all for us.

Avocado: BAAAD

Macadamia nuts: BAAAD

Onions and onion powder: Onions have a chemical in it that causes an anemia, that's a very bad thing!

Salt: We can't process salt very well.

Yeast Dough: eating that is really bad mojo, because the warmth of our stomachs will cause the yeast dough to rise and give us a blockage.

Garlic: closely related to the onion, it will give us anemia. Yes, there are humans out there that actually think that giving garlic will prevent fleas and is healthy for us, but tell your human to stop giving it to you before your innards congeal.

Products sweetened with xylitol: That's a "natural" sweetener that comes in gums and toothpastes and stuff. It's not good at all for dogs.

Good things to eat:

Raw Roasts! Sammy actually stalked, subdued, and carried away a 5lb rump roast that was sitting on the counter, menacing the entire family. He saved us all, bless him.

Bread: The trick to bread is that it comes in a shell. Slit the shell to release all the the slices and eat them.

Cheese: rarely found on the counter, grab as many as possible, but beware of the kind that comes in a shell, you have to unwrap the shell first to get the cheese. Eating the plastic shell will land you at the ER Vet, so always remove the shell.

A lot of things come in shells, so you have to learn how to unwrap before eating.

There are more tasty things to eat, if you've eaten something tasty not listed here, send me an e-mail at: meeshkaworld@gmail.com and I'll start a list of tasty items. Or, if you've eaten a bad thing, tell us about it so others can learn the dangers.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Meeshka, what I prefer is the yellow gooey stuff named butter. It comes in sparkley wrappers that do not taste good but can be lilcked clean. Warning though: make sure your human is home to you whne the urge hits you, they can take you out for a poo. It can get a bit runny an yellow if you eat > 200 grams of the stuff ! Yours truly, an admirer from the other side of the ocean

Anonymous said...

Howdy Meeshka,

Some things to add to your not to eat list. We had company last Christmas and everybody was coming and going getting ready for the day we all get presents. All the humans had left me home by myself and as usual I was looking to see if Mom had left me any treats stashed around the house. She often hides stuff for me to find. Well I found these 2 big pieces of chocolate and peanut butter in a very pretty wrapper. I was very polite and didn't tear up the pretty wrapper to much but ate the chocolate and peanut butter things. The were so good. I went back looking for something more. I found this white bottle and when I shook it, it rattled so I knew there must be something good inside. So I chewed up the bottle to get to the goodies inside. I ate most of them. But by the time my Mom got back home I wasn't feeling very good. When Mom got home, I walked up to her and got sick right in front of her and the the other humans. It was very embarrasing. But I couldn't help it. I did it again several times. Mom started running around the house crying trying to figure out what I had gotten into. She found the pretty wrapper and the what was left of the white bottle. She called my Doctor and took me to see him. She told the Doctor I had eaten 2 Reeses Peanut butter cups and almost a whole bottle of Advil. The Doctor checked me over and said I would have to spend the night. Then they stuck me with this needle thing and left it in my leg and hooked it up to this bag. Mom said it was medicine that would make me feel better. I had to spend the night in this cold cage. The nice lady there said my mom was very worried about me and was calling to make sure I was alright, about every hour. The next morning the Doctor told my Mom that I could come home if someone would be there to watch me all day. In a couple of days I was back to myself and trying to get at all the presents under the tree. Doc said I was lucky and there was no permanent damage, what ever that is. Mom say it was the Advil stuff in the white bottle that made me so sick. I think it was the chocolate and peanut butter things. Now anytime I smell chocolate I turn and go the other way. Anything that make you feel that bad can't be good for you. I don't know how the humans can eat it. If I find it in the house now I take it to the back yard and bury it. I don't want Mom or my human brother to get sick. Sometimes the humans don't know what is best for them.

Rowdy