Boy oh boy did I find myself in the dog house the day after Easter. My hound nose and my sweet tooth led me astray and I ended up in the slammer!
Mom likes jellybeans. She buys them every year at Easter time and has them in a bowl on the living room coffee table so she can munch on them when she is watching tv or just passing by. Most years she has a bowl of them out for 3 weeks or so. I have gotten curious and sniffed in that direction but I have never eaten a
Easter Monday, 2013…was a new day for me! Mom was gone for about an hour but shortly before she left she refilled her jellybean bowl so it was really full with the last beans for this year. The devil spoke to me at some point and I could not help myself…all of the sudden I was walking towards the coffee table where the innocent jellybeans lie sleeping in their bowl. I put my paws up on the table, moved my nose to the bowl and tried one. Wow, they were really
yummy! I decided to just toss the entire bowl and its contents onto the floor so I could sit comfortably and munch them all down.
Unfortunately, when I was really in the thick of jellybean enjoyment mom came home. Katie went to greet her, I did not…she knew immediately something was wrong. Then she found me in the middle of all the jellybeans looking so guilty but I did not stop eating. I figured I am caught, I may as well polish off as many as possible.
Mom went into panic as she did not know if they were harmful for me or not since she never had a dog eat them before. First she put me in jail, then she proceeded to scoop up was left to try to determine how many I had eaten. She figured I had eaten about one cup of them which is a lot for my 40 lbs. Next she called the emergency vet since it was after 6 pm to ask what she needed to do. Luckily, they said I would just have a tummy ache, maybe throw up and maybe have the runs.
Mom was quite relieved they were not poison for me but she was not happy with me so I was stuck in jail for quite some time. When I finally got out of jail I raced back to the crime scene and started scooping out more jellybeans from under the couch. Mom had a fit as she did not look under the couch! She then got them all out from under the couch and fully expected to be up with a sick Emma all night. Amazingly, I had no side effects other than drinking down the entire bowl of water, I mean not one drop was left.
I am now looking forward to next Easter as these jellybeans are super tasty and I sure don’t know why I never tried them until this year!
***the photos are of a staged crime scene, at the time of the original crime mom was in too much of a panic to take photos***