Chocolate is very bad for dogs because it has a chemical much like caffeine that makes our hearts race and we essentially can have a heart attack. But in the past few months, for some reason I've been interested in chocolate - or perhaps I am just up to no good and it happens that Joan has chocolate around when I'm up to no good.
First, there was the time when Joan was painting to the door to the spice cabinet so it was gone. I was bored and decided to drag out a bag of cocoa from Joan's favorite Spice Company, Penzeys spices. So this is GOOD cocoa. Joan came home and saw that all my water was gone from my dish and knew something was up (I usually don't drink while she is gone). Then, she found it - cocoa all over the rug! The vacuum still smells like cocoa when she uses it. Anyway, she called the vet but he said that I was doing okay based on the fact that I wasn't lethargic or panting heavily. Phew! Now, Joan bought a safety fence and doesn't let me go into the kitchen when she's gone. ....but....
While her parents were here, Joan and her mom left to go shopping. They had left part of a cookie on the counter for Joan's dad who decided to stay home with me and take a nap. Well, while he was sleeping, I smelled to chocolate bar cookie and went and got it from on the counter. Then, the funny part is that when Joan and her mom returned, her dad said, "Why did you two eat my cookie?" Then, they looked at me, but I just acted innocently.
Then --- there was the day when Joan unfortunately saw evidence of foil in my dog waste. She was wondering, "what did you eat that had foil on it?" Then she remembered that she had recently unpacked some boxes (during remodel) and one had a glass dish with a couple Belgian chocolates in it. She put the dish on her bookshelf - she even saw me sniff it once. Sure enough, she came home from the walk and confirmed that the dish was empty. But the most amusing thing about it - is that she asked her mom if they had eaten the chocolates and her mom said that she saw that the chocolates were gone and the dish was about to fall off the shelf - and SHE wondered why Joan would have left the dish like that! Boy, I make everyone confused because they never expect that I would do these things.
Well, those are my chocolate adventures. I really should stop eating that stuff!