September 27th 2011 12:04 pm
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Just yesterday, Dogster's Daily Blog reminded Dogs that Acorns should not be eaten; that acorns are poisonous to dogs.
If only acorns were poisonous to squirrels . . . .
In the backyard of my 0.46 acres of Suburbia is a large Oak Tree. There are many Autumn days when it is impossible to go outside without getting hit in the head with a falling acorn. The squirrels feast upon these acorns with willful abandon. During Acorn Season, when I am going to go outside, I prime myself before the back door is even open. As soon as the backdoor opens, I race out at breakneck speed, not even checking for squirrels first, because I KNOW there will be at least one squirrel feasting in my backyard.
Here is Mom's question: Mom has lived in this home now since the beginning of 1999. Samson, Tyler, Mulligan, and now Sophie and I, have all lived here.
None of us dogs have eaten the acorns. (Or at least eaten enough to get sick.)
How do we know not to eat the acorns? It is impossible to walk across the grass in the Autumn without crunching upon the acorns, yet us dogs don't consume them.
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The other day whilst you and I were staining the fort, I was struck on the head with an acorn. Sometimes I think those pesky squirrels are throwing them at us, their little acorn artillery.
Yikes! Sounds like you all need to wear some helmutts or sumfin to protect your noggins.
I eat acorns! So does Chester.. It can lead to renal failure, supposedly, but our vet here has never seen that happen to a local dog. That's good, because there's a zillion oak trees in our neighborhood & Mom can't stop us!
One of my Dogster pals, Sabrina, ate an acorn once and it got stuck sumplace inside her. It cost about a gabillion dollars to get it outta her. Now her pawrents try to keep the acorns picked up when they fall.
Better get a helmet! We don't have a whole lot of those!BOL
Dorothy used to eat acorns when we would go camping. But then, Dorothy ate anything (even soap) and she never got sick.
We also have a Squirrel Acorn Artillery. I tried to eat one, but Nervous Nelly pulled it out of my mouth. However, I'm a puppy and I eat everything....