Wordful Wednesday-{The Dog is Still Alive. Surprisingly}

“I’m glad Bisco is still alive!”

Famous last words at our house.  And frankly, I’m a bit surprised he’s still alive too.  It’s harder than it looks to keep a puppy safe and out of harms way.  I’ve had pretty good luck with my kids not having any near misses on death (after their infancies, that is), but not so much with the dog.

He got out when we were gone for an extended period of time a few months ago, without tags, I might add.  Those tags wouldn’t have helped him though if he had gotten run over by a car or eaten by a coyote which is what we thought might have happened to him.  But it didn’t, and we were grateful.

Then, last night he got into a bag of dark chocolate covered Moose Munch.  By the time the kids told us that he had eaten some of it, it had been 30 minutes since he’d ingested it so there was no point making him vomit.  We had a fun hour trying to figure out how much he had eaten and converting to see if he’d eaten a dose large enough to warrant a vet visit…..(The chemical Theobromine found in chocolate is toxic to dogs nervous and cardiovascular system).  We figured he hadn’t, and saved ourselves a trip, but thank goodness Jeff did the converting and figuring, not me. Had I been in charge he “might or might not” have taken a lethal dose.  I just can’t do complicated conversions when I’m stressed out.  Or at all.

So, the crisis wasn’t really a crisis like we feared, but still.  It could have been.  And truly, “I’m glad Bisco is still alive”, too.  I don’t know how I’d manage the guilt of knowing I couldn’t have a dog for 6 months without killing it.  Plus, I’d miss him.  He’s a sweet little thing, even if he has his quirks.  Like this one of sleeping on his back:


Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

Don’t forget to hop on over to my co-host Amanda’s place (Parenting By Dummies) to see what she has to be Wordful about today!

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    @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    WOW! That sounds like a sit and wait kind of adventure. Glad he’s ok. He’s awful cute!

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    I’m glad he’s okay. That little face just kills me; he’s so cute!

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Glad he’s okay, Angie! 🙂

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    Feyella @Parentingsmh
    Twitter: smhmama

    What a little cutey. Glad he’s okay, I know sometimes it can go really bad when doggies have chocolate.

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    Paula Kiger
    Twitter: biggreenpen

    That is one cute dog – you have some FUN times ahead of you in doggie-land!!

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    Mrs. Cox says:

    Oh I’m glad he’s okay!! Gosh, I don’t think I’d even know how to figure out how much chocolate is too much for a dog – google, I guess? LOL

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    T Rex Mom says:

    I, too, am glad he is still alive. He is just too cute. Plus, I’m sure the kids adore him and his cuteness. He also looks really soft and cuddly, especially when sleeping on his back.

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    kristin says:

    LOL. You can’t do complicated conversions? Good thing Jeff has to do that for a living! I had no idea chocolate was toxic to dogs. I think we fed it to our dog all the time… maybe that’s why he… wait… that couldn’t be it… DON”T TELL MY DAD!!!!

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    Allison@Slice of Heaven says:

    Oh, gosh….we have had the chocolate thing happen with our dog more than once, so I feel your pain! Glad he is ok!

    PS My 10 month old son goes into surgery on Friday for his cleft palate repair. I hope you will keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks.

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    Twitter: naptimemomtog

    Adorable dog. Love these photos.

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    Honey Mommy says:

    Glad your puppy is ok. He is so cute! If only I wasn’t allergic. :o)

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    That is one cute dog… and I love to hear how your family loves him so!
    I’m often ready to get rid of ours… thanks for reminding me that we still do love her– even if only because she makes Jackson laugh 😉

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    janice's footsteps says:

    Glad to here it work out our dogs our family & we go thru the emotions as if they were our children so hang in there I am sure there will be more : ))

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    Terra Heck says:

    Cute dog! Maybe he’s like a cat…has 9 lives.

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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees

    He is super cute! This post makes me miss Vandy. 🙁

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    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    Oh boy! I’m glad that Bisco is still alive too. 😉

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    Stephanie @ The Blue Zoo says:

    Wow, well Im glad hes alive too! Cause he is super super cute! =)

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    Twitter: mytimeasmom

    He is adorable and sounds a lot like my dog. Always doing things that he shouldn’t be.

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    He’s an adorable pooch! I know all about the chocolate toxin with dogs. My grandma used to feed her dog special dog “chocolate” stars. I won’t go on to tell you I did eat one of those dog stars once, not knowing they were really dog treats…oh, wait, I just did! They were awful, but safe for Mandy & she loved them.

    I’m glad he’s still alive, too!

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    Twitter: DagmarBleasdale

    So glad he is 🙂 I know a dog who would sleep like that every night — next to me.

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    Do Sweat the Small Stuff
    Twitter: dosweatthesmall

    Hi, joining your WW linky thanks to Alison from Mama Wants This!

    Hope you have some time to visit my blog and check out my very special WW this week, one that’s very dear to my heart 🙂

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    Runnermom-jen says:

    He is so darn cute!! I’m glad he’s still alive too. Very scary about the chocolate…I don’t do conversions well under pressure either 😉

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    Twitter: diannakennedy

    He’s a cutey pie — why do dogs always eat things that are dangerous??

    Our Weim ate a big ole thing of fishing line, out of someone’s garbage, because it had chicken bones mixed in it! What the heck? Yup …. he could have died.

    Thank goodness for doggie guardian angels!

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    Twitter: fourplusanangel

    Glad he’s okay, I don’t know how you do it. I have decided that there is no way we can handle a dog with all of these kids, they escape from the house enough on their own!

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    Ann at Mundane Magic says:

    What a cutie! Just think, it could be worse…our 65 lb. that the kids proudly brag is a Mutt Breed to our neighbors…chases rabbits in her sleep and whines at me when I am on the phone like a child.

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    Glad he’s okay and survived yet another doggy dare.

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    Mrs. Weber says:

    Aww, what a cute puppy. Maybe dogs have 9 lives too? Just a hunch 🙂

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    Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block
    Twitter: coolfamilyblog

    Awww…poor little guy. I know what you’re saying. I won’t even eat grapes or raisins in my house because I’m afraid that my Muppet will get a hold of them. That dog eats everything that he can including Kleenex and Q-tips. It’s gotten worse since my daughter was born and he’s always down on her level…trying to steal her food (succeeding most of the time). We’ve never had any trouble with him running away. I live one block from my mom’s house and if he ever gets loose…he runs straight there!
    I’m so glad that your dog is okay, he looks like a real sweetie 🙂

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    Twitter: LadyD_Books

    I can relate. I’m allergic to chocolate… really!

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    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Awwww! I’m glad Brisco is still alive, too! They sure can shorten a two-legger’s life span with their antics, can’t they? 😉

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    Tabitha Blue
    Twitter: tabithablue

    Awww, poor little puppy…. I’m glad he’s alive too! I think puppies are always good for a scare!

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    Twitter: onemixedbag

    He is a dolly. I can understand why you guys would be amazed he is still alive. Bless his heart.
    I stumbled on your hope from Do Sweat The Small Stuff.

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    Teresha@ Marlie and Me
    Twitter: Mommy2Marlie

    puppies do all sorts of crazy things, but they are wired for survival. When my dog was a pup he chewed through an electrical cord that was plugged in and shocked himself silly…he lived!
    p.s. What is Moose Munch?

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    Lucky doggie. I have had dogs eat chocolate before too. It is scary. Such a cute shot of him 🙂

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    so glad he’s okay. he is too cute!

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    Theresa says:

    He is adorable!!

    Our dog got into Easter candy once and was fine.

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    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    He’s a cutie!

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    RachelJoy says:

    He’s so cute…I love how black and curly his fur is.

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    C @ Kid Things
    Twitter: kidthingsnet

    I’m glad he’s still alive, too.

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    Twitter: frompdxwithlove

    I’m glad he is doing good!! My pup did that once…she threw up like crazy all over the place, including me and my school books!

    PS: such a cutie!! and oh so fluffy!

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    Heather says:

    I love linking up for Wordless Wednesdays with words!

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    Nancy Taylor says:

    I’m so glad I’m not a dog. I’d die of starvation. Or chocolate.

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    Kind of reminds me of the movie Apolo 13 where they call down to mission control to have them “Check their math”.

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    Twitter: multiplemama

    When I was a kid my dog ate an entire bag of Halloween candy wrappers and all. And my mom didn’t know for days, if you know what I mean. Glad your little guy is ok.

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    Elizabeth@Table4five says:

    Aww, Bisco is so cute! Is he a Portuguese Water Dog like the Obamas have? Glad he didn’t get sick from the Moose Munch, although it’s hard to blame him for eating it since it’s so darn good 🙂 Happy WW!

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    Its a good thing he is so cute so that you can’t stay made at him for long.

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    Galit Breen
    Twitter: galitbreen

    Oh sweet Bisco! I’m glad he’s okay, too! XO

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    Oh too funny!

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    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking

    Haha! I said the very same thing about my rotten dog the other day (after a fun-filled afternoon of trying to eat bees… the dog. not me). The Mister quickly responded, “But why?”.

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    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking

    Haha! I said the very same thing about my rotten dog the other day (after a fun-filled afternoon of trying to eat bees… the dog. not me). The Mister quickly responded, “But why?”.

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    jennyleite says:

    He is so dang cute~~he is my next pup for sure 🙂