The Evils of Chocolate

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.

SnoopyIt is called CHOCOLATE.

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.

SeesBecause chocolate is very dangerous to dogs.  Maybe that’s why they wouldn’t let me in to the candy store?

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.  BoneWe 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!!)

Root beerSo, maybe I can’t have some of that delicious See’s Chocolate that mom and dad love so much.  They must love it … they always have a box or three around the house!

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!


3 responses to “The Evils of Chocolate

  1. Claudine Fall

    Hey Bailey, it’s Sammy the friendly squirrel. I wrote you yesterday but my message got eaten up by the system. I invited you over to play some pool at Sammy’s new Cafe. I rescued the pool table from the Cafe before the weather and mom’s water hose technique ruined the Cafe, both inside and out, the new one needed some work. Mom needed to add a rooftop railing for safety while dining al fresco. The Cafe will get an oil base stain this time.

    Do you play pool, Bailey?

    Don’t forget to wear something patriotic on Friday.
    Take care, Amigo.

  2. You got some of Dad’s root beer popsicle? He must love you very much. He grumbles whenever his daughters want some…

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