Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dogs eat starfish. Who knew?

Effing Murphy...Maybe Belle too. I really don't know. But he's suspect #1 based on his history.

Last week, I won a nice decorative 5" dried starfish as a prize in a drinking game at a local bar. I put it out for display on top of a bookcase today and went out for a bit, not suspecting that it would be a problem.

I came back and found the remains of the nice box that it was in on the floor. I looked all over the place for the starfish and could not find it, and on closer inspection of the area with the shredded box, I found just enough remains to suggest where my starfish had gone.

Damn dogs.

So as I've had to do many times in the past with Murphy, I googled the problem: "My dog ate a starfish"

OMFG...this is actually a common problem, from chihuahuas to greyhounds. It looks like dogs across the board love dried starfish. (Google it yourself...you'll be amazed at the number of posts from people asking about this.)

The good news is, it's non-toxic and all I should expect is some irritation as the dog(s) try to pass the rough starfish material. Murphy is a goat, so no worries there, but if Belle had some too, her tender tummy is going to be giving her fits and me much to clean up.

The bad news is that I'm out a pretty nice starfish.

You really didn't want that tasty starfish, did you?

13 comments:

  1. "That was your starfish? Sorry, Charlie!"

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    1. Hah! You date yourself with that one, sir!

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  2. Bwhahahahahaha!!!!! (Wipes tears)

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  3. Hey Murphy;

    Man those dogs sure look all innocent like....

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    1. They practice that look for hours. In front of a mirror.

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  4. Murphy, late for oceanography class, stumbles in.
    "The dogs ate my starfish!"

    Yeah, Miss Crump has heard that one before...

    gfa

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  5. ROTF, you just can't win with Murphy can ya?

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    1. Nope. He's an asshole of the first degree. But I love his spirit.

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  6. You should try dried squid. I love smoked squid jerky and my cats and the local dog go apeshit when they smell it. Apeshit as in they will rip you up to get some of it.

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  7. Hey, check this out! Ride on a PT Boat!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pt-boat-that-saw-wwii-combat-restored-back-in-louisiana/2017/03/16/3811d8ac-0a1b-11e7-bd19-fd3afa0f7e2a_story.html?utm_term=.e31ce8031c82

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  8. OMFG...a starfish? That's a new one. I would keep them outside for a few days...

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  9. It's time to enroll in more drinking contests to win more starfish so that you can amuse the hounds. That sounds like win/win to me.

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