It was a parent's worst nightmare: Awakened at 3 a.m. to the sound of a sick youngin'. For my husband and I, it was a sick Denali. The sound? Well it was the kind that left puddle after puddle on the floor. It took us a good 45 minutes to get things clean and smell-free and another 20 minutes to relax enough to sleep.
As my husband and I relayed our night of horror to friends and family, they all asked the same question: What did Denali eat?
The better question would have been: What doesn't Denali eat?
The weekend before our little incident, Denali tried to eat a squirrel carcass he found on Lake Avenue. He ate olives off my salad before I caught him. He eats Popsicle sticks, grass, the week-old Combos he found in someone's yard. You can't forget the Granny Smith apple that rolled off the counter, and Denali seized quickly, running off to chomp on it. (I let him have it -- it wasn't going to do my cake any good.)
We all know, though, that dog's can't eat everything. Chocolate, for one. Grapes are another. Also on the list: avocado, garlic, onions, caffeine, dairy products, macadamia nuts and raw eggs and meat.
Good things apples aren't on that list.