You gentle humans have a weakness. No, it is not probably a really bad shortcoming, and many of you seem to survive despite it. But you do have a weakness.
Even Charles Schultz, who once wrote that “Happiness is a Warm Puppy“, loved chocolate. In fact, this is what he said about it:
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
Now, I am disappointed. I would have thought that the man who created Snoopy would have said that “All you need is a dog.” But that is another story. Right now I want to talk about chocolate.
Why is chocolate bad for dogs? Well, I did a little research on the puppyweb and found out that chocolate is made from cocoa, and cocoa beans contain caffeine and a related chemical compound called theobromine, which is the real danger.
Now apparently purry-things are also susceptible to theobromine, but as we know those dumb purry-things are very picky eaters. We pups, on the other paw, will eat anything. We’d eat shoes, and steak, and rubber chickens, and furry-plush-animals-with-squeakers inside them. We’d even eat chocolate dog bones, if there was a company that made them. (Look at the picture … there IS a company that makes chocolate dog bones!!)
And although I sit very quietly and pitifully, they never share their candy with me.
But if I can’t have chocolate, perhaps I can haz a bite of dad’s root beer popscicle?
Please, dad? Huh?
Arf! (wag,wag) Thanks, dad!