Hey hey hey blogaroos. Squirmy here! And I’m SO excited because today is May 11- and do you know what day it is? According to the Crazy Calendar? It’s something called Eat What You Want Day! It’s a PON dream come true! Seriously! Now we just need to convince My Enforcer that she needs to go along with this.
Sometimes My Enforcer wonders what would happen if one of us PONs got into a 40lb bag of dog food. It likely could be dangerous- because our stomachs would probably explode. I don’t think we would stop.
Now some people believe that you can free feed dogs. You fill their bowl in the morning, and keep refilling it when empty. My Enforcer knows someone who does this with her dogs – and it apparently works for her. But in this house – it would never work. We just wouldn’t stop. Plus, right now we are all fed in separate locations around the kitchen – and the Coyote is actually secluded in the front hall, so we pushy PONs don’t try to steal his food. He used to be pretty picky – sometimes not eating a meal. I can’t IMAGINE that. But he seems to have outgrown that behavior- and now eats his whole meal. All the time. But I think if a giant bowl was left out all day, he would never get a chance to get any food. We would beat him to it.
There are lots of opinions about free feeding – and here are two articles about it. Like I said, it’s not for everyone…
And while on the topic of eating what you want, sometimes we dogs eat things that we might want, but they aren’t very good for us. Like the time Paxton, our Bernese (before my time) ate a 2.5’ long piece of gauze sling when My Enforcer broke her wrist. I hear he had to have surgery, and had to wear a lampshade. Doesn’t sound like much fun.
Here’s an article about some of the other things that some dogs have eaten, but well, their tastes were quite bizarre. WARNING: Just the thought of swallowing some of these things may give you the jimjams.
Ya kinda wonder how some of those dogs swallowed those things….Yowza. I hope the dog who ate the pennies used them towards his vet bill. Just looking at these photos had me on pins and needles. And the guy who ate the light bulb wasn’t too bright. I crack myself up sometimes.
Anyway, today I hope I get an extra bowl of food, more blueberries and a sirloin steak. Just for good measure! And I hope YOU can treat yourself to something yummy too! You’re allowed today!
Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.