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Monday, February 25, 2013
Basset with a Sweet Tooth
I couldn't figure out where Leo was getting all the candy today! First, I caught him chewing gum! And it wasn't just ordinary chewing gum, it was the big pack of RAINBLOW gumballs! He had the whole package between his paws and he was ripping it open with a vengeance! He did manage to chew two pieces before I could grab it away from him. It's not totally uncommon for LEO to find candy since I've got a couple of candy eating kids in the house, but I've never really seen him eat gum before? Either his anxiety was in full gear or he was simply bored. (The kids went back to school today, so nobody has been harassing him) A little while later, I caught him with a small package of sour patch kids. He was trying to figure out how to rip the bag open without much luck! I think if he had succeeded, he probably would have found out soon enough that he wouldn't care for sour patch anything! A few hours later, I discovered him biting into a box of Nerds! What a little devil. This was the last straw, I had to get to the bottom of it! I searched the house in efforts to find the "source" of his candy party, and finally the mystery unraveled before my eyes. I found a stash of candy hidden in the cat condo. (Yes the cat has a condo) It's cozy and plush, but he hardly ever goes in there. Apparently, my daughter decided that it was a brilliant plan to hide her Valentine's Day candy on her brother. She knows the cat would never eat her candy but she didn't think the plan through very well, because LEO loves candy and even moreso, he loves a challenge. He's pretty exhausted now from all that candy stealing so he's sound asleep by the fire. I feel kinda bad that I took it all away like a mean mom but honestly, I brush his teeth with doggie toothpaste and I really have enough to worry about without worrying about whether or not I will end up with a doggie dental bill!