Monday, December 3, 2007

Chocolate is my crack

Dogs are not allowed to eat chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine. A naturally occurring stimulant found in the cocoa bean, theobromine increases urination and affects the central nervous system as well as heart muscle. While amounts vary by type of chocolate, it's the theobromine that is poisonous to dogs. Granted, we dogs have to eat a large portion of chocolate to get sick, but like humans - once we taste the stuff, we want MORE.

I have never had a taste of chocolate. But, I do smell it all the time.

These are my treats:

These are my mama's:
They both look totally yummy - similar color, cool shapes. But let me tell you, her peanut M&M's make me drop whatever I am doing so I can get a fix! I come running when I see or hear her stick her hand in that bag. And luckily my mama will blow some of her chocolate'y peanut breath my way. It's heaven. It's also teasing...but it's better than nothing.

Since eating her treats would make us sick, she makes sure to put them where Patches and I can not even possibly reach. Sigh. It's tough being a pup.


Bella the Boxer said...

You dream about peanut M&Ms, I dream about bacon....or any pork product, for that matter. But my Mom won't let me have any either. So I settle for bacon breath. Sigh.

xoxo - Bella

Sparky said...

Mmmm! I've had chocolate before, though I was not supposed to. It was my humans fault for leaving it on the counter. All I had to do was jump up and eat. :) It was heavenly... Luckily I didn't get sick.


Stanley said...

Sparky Boy!

I love it when my girl breaths her chocolatey breath on me too. I've tried to crawl right up into her mouth before - but of course she stops me before I get too close!

Goob love,

Maggie & Mitch said...

I totally hear ya! Mom bought these Hershey cherry cordial things yesterday and she's so stingy! She won't even share ONE with me! I keep telling her that Santa is watching HER but she just laughs and keeps stuffing her face! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Love ya lols,

Amber-Mae said...

I've eated chocolate accident!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lady Kaos said...

When my Mom had her surgery there was a chocolate bar left in a place where she could reach and in a place I usually don't mess with, but she had to go somewhere and when they came home, the chocolate was gone. Chocolate tastes soooo yummy, but after the lecture I got I don't think I'll be eating any more. My Mom's favorite is Peanut M&M's, too.

Suki Sumo said...

Boy, both of those treats look tasty! My mom loves the chocolate. I pretty much love all human food except broccoli so I imagine that it's wonderful!

Ricky Pepper said...

Thank you very much for leaving me howliday kisses :)


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Dory and Liza said...

Sparky -

We are making colourful doggy treats and would be happy to bring you and Patches on our way to grammas - tell your human to let my human know if that would be okay.


Ferndoggle said...

Penny & I ate a whole plate of chocolate chip cookies once. Mom almost had a heart attack! We haven't even SEEN a chocolate chip cookie since!


Clover said...

Oh I hear you - I saw my mom eating those SAME human treats and I was sad that she wouldn't share. I am glad you posted that reminder about how chocolate is bad for us... I will try to remember that!
Love Clover xo

Randi said...

Hey Patches...Thanks so much for the reminder that chocolate = addiction..& dogs do not need anymore trips to Rehab..My mom & dad think I need to go to Rawhide Rehab..but I dont' have problem.

Love & Licks,

Stella said...

Hi Mr. Sparky!

Could you pleez pass on this message to your little bruzzer, Patches? I have tagged him to play a game, but he has to come visit me to find out the scoop.

Thank you for helping me tell him. You are a very sweet older bruzzer. Did you teach my bruzzer, Stanley how to bruzzer a pup? And, tell Patches I really want to be his fren!

Gooby love & tiny kissies,

Ralph said...

Hiya! I'm Ralph and just wanted to drop a line to say hello. Chocolate- mmm that does smell yummy but I like our kind of treats too, especially pup-corn.


daionara said...

Huh, I thought I posted this already! Sparky and Patches, tell your Momma about white chocolate. She can google and find nummy recipes for white chocolate coated doggy cookies.

Lacy said...

woofies, me begs fur chocolate too... whoever made dat rule bout chocolate shood b bitted...

b safe,