I had no idea National Geographic had an entire television show devoted to the garbage dogs eat. It’s called “My Dog Ate What?” And the answer is, their dog ate enough for an entire series on Tuesday nights.
Part Emergency Vets, part Dateline (complete with dramatic re-enactments), the show follows the misadventures of a family whose dog ate something they shouldn’t have, and the subsequent efforts by the vet to undo the damage.
Here’s the promo to give you a taste (ha ha):
If you don’t have time to watch the show clip, allow me to summarize:
Person leaves a labradoodle puppy at home alone with a huge glass plate of brownies on the counter. Chaos ensues.
I’m not sure what outcome these particular owners expected when they left the house that morning, but I didn’t need the Magic 8 ball to see that one coming.
Raise your hand if you’re shocked that the featured dog is a labradoodle. Uh huh. Nothing shocking there. In fact, I predict “My Lab Mix Ate What?” will be airing this fall. Featured episodes could be:
I’m fortunate in having a puppy who, despite his natural inclination to chew anything he can, doesn’t swallow too much of it. He does have a weakness for crayons and earplugs, which I guess I can chalk up to some sort of weird affinity for wax. He is a funny dog. Koa, who doesn’t chew on anything she isn’t supposed to, is the rare exception to the “Lab As Garbage Disposal” rule.
What’s the weirdest thing your dog has eaten lately?