PSA – What Dogs Can Not Digest

16 Jan

The Back Story:

The Teenager comes home from school and says that his science teacher told the class today that if you put a raisin in water, after a day or so, it will turn back into a grape.

Makes sense, no big shocker…a raisin is a dried up grape, so put it in water to reconstitute… OK, must have been a slow school day.

But I wanted to know how well it would reconstitute. So when we went to dinner that night we stole a couple of raisins off the salad bar (and for some reason the Teenager also took one rice puff) and stuck them in a glass of water. Sure ’nuff after a day or so, we had a rather pathetic looking, ugly, grapish-looking reconstituted raisin. (And a soggy rice puff.) It looked like the world’s biggest booger. (The raisin, not the rice puff.) I dumped them down the disposal.

It looked so gross, I thought it would be funny to post this little experiment on Facebook/Twitter but tell everyone I fed the results to the dog…because in my mind giving random things to the dog to eat is funny. We don’t give random things to the dog to eat, but if we did, the dog would eat it…being a dog and all.

I thought it was funny. You know who didn’t think it was funny? People who like dogs. Apparently raisins and grapes are bad for dogs. I didn’t know. I only feed the dog dog food because I don’t want it begging for food every time I eat, so I never worried about what it could eat or not eat.

My responses:

Unfortunately, my friends are too smart to take the chocolate feeding to the dog as real, and I didn’t proof read that comment: It should be fed not feed.

My super dog loving friend Mary shares my post to her friends as a word of caution.

Different audience, so the chocolate joke was reusable…and maybe Mary’s friends can look up that I live in Florida and that would explain the bad grammar.

So here is my Public Service Announcement to help the dog community.

A List Of Things A Dog Cannot Digest:

Alcoholic Beverages


Chicken/Fish Bones

The Show: Jersey Shore

Cat Food

Anything With Caffeine

Any Music By Kesha or Nickelback

Citrus Oil

Fat Trimmings

Those Costumes They Make For Dogs At Halloween



Macadamia Nuts


Religious Debators

The Wiggles



Lindsey Lohan



Most Things British People Eat



Your welcome Dog Community.

5 Responses to “PSA – What Dogs Can Not Digest”

  1. Jessie Bollen Redding January 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM #

    Funny dogs and I have many ‘things we cannot digest’ in common! Such as Kesha, Jersey Shore.. Who knew? Grapes, onions, garlic -it’s not that they can’t digest so much as they cause renal failure. Also Sago Palms are deathly toxic. People usually learn that one the hard way. & speaking of The Wiggles.. well according to my dog who watches a LOT of Disney Channel.. .that also goes for Imagination Movers.

    Anyway, thanks for being so entertaining. 🙂

    • chrisdevoss January 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM #

      Thank you for reading!

  2. Jennozen February 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM #

    Dog people (especially those who refer to themselves as did people)annoy the shit out of me. Do you think dogs refer to themselves as people dogs if they really like people? But I digress. Why do people get so freaking uptight about their damn dogs? Grapes are toxic to dogs! Natural selection. If your dumb ass animal isn’t smart enough not to eat what could kill him or make him sick then it was his time to go. It’s ok for them to eat cat poo straight or of the litter box (and them lick your face) but heaven forbid they eat a grape!

    • Jennozen February 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM #

      That should say (especially those who refer to themselves as dog people)

      A people person

    • chrisdevoss February 8, 2012 at 9:44 AM #

      Why do you suppose there is no cat poo flavored dog food?

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