The dogs and I have a routine when I come home from teaching. They meet me at the door, jump on me, run around, etc. This is followed by Bender sticking his head in my bag until I put it on the ground for him to inspect. This has become so routine that I think nothing of dropping my bag on the ground while Bender rummages around in it and walking away.
Usually when he's finished with his inspection he'll come and find me to give me kisses. Today he did not. After a few minutes I grew suspicious. I looked around and discovered him in his "cave" - which is really just his doggie pillow hidden under the plant table. It looked like he was playing with his squeaky yellow ball. And then I noticed the corgi "I'm not doing anything wrong" look.
Upon closer inspection what I thought was his yellow ball was actually the pear that I had left in my bag. The little sneaker had taken the pear and begun to eat it as quickly as he could.
MMM... this is yummy!
Mom! Why did you take it away?
But I WANT it!
Ok, I'll eat it outside.
I ended up taking it outside and breaking it apart for both my boys to share. It didn't last long. Then I thought about it, are pears ok for the boys to eat? So I Googled "Are pears bad for dogs?" I found this:
"Pears are an excellent source of water-soluble fiber, including pectin, which makes them useful in toning the intestines. Fresh pears contain potassium which is necessary for maintaining heartbeat, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, and carbohydrate metabolism. Pears also contain Vitamin C. An important antioxidant, Vitamin C is essential for helping prevent free radical damage. Because of the extra added fiber and pectin, you want to make sure your dog doesn't over-do eating the pears. It can cause diearhea or an upset stomach."
Maybe I should give them pears more often?
Also my dad sent me this from the PvPonline comic, it made me giggle. I think Bender would make a great fairy steed.