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    nugget can open gates by shiking them she leads the horses bites the windows and say mummy laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby mc nugget View Post
    nugget can open gates by shiking them she leads the horses bites the windows and say mummy laugh
    thats cool Kass
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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    The toothpaste isn't that rare in dogs, and if you are ever camping in bear country, be very careful of keeping the toothpaste in an airtight jar, Bears have been known to tear a tent apart, even tear at a caravan, and break in, on the smell of toothpaste. Mad for it.

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    dingos like velvet soap. And washing up gloves.

    And Kea (NZ parrot) like the rubber seals on cars. From the windscreen wipers and door seals, to the car tyres.

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    Kea's will eat absolutely anything! but are very well know for ripping apart your parked car.

    Molly likes blankets. I will wake up in the morning to find holes in my duvet as she chews her paws or blankets to sleep. She chewed a hole the size of a 10c piece in my blanket that i've had since i was born. I had looked after this blanket for over 20 years with problems, and a dog i've had for less than a year decides to wreck it. Not impressed.

    All my dogs love grapes. I always have a bowl of grapes whilst i watched T.V & they all await eagerly for their portion.

    I suspect these aren't weird behaviours but since i found another whole in my new duvet cover this morning i thought this would be a great way to vent. Lol

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    My dog doesn't have any weird tastes, but they are noticeably different to my previous dog's. She loves sweet things for example. My daughter opened a juice pop-top last night and Banjo immediately claimed the foil cover thing to lick it clean. I have to hide any sweet things from her. She will also go through great lengths for milk. She once managed to get out three 250ml cartons of long-life milk out of a 6-pack wrapped in plastic at the bottom of one of those 2-wheeled shopping trolleys with a bunch of stuff on top of it. Fortunately I have now found a carpet cleaner that will easily get milk stains out of a wool carpet!

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    I'm sure I've read in dozens of places, that grapes and sultanas, etc are very bad for dogs. I want to quote you a reputable source, but it was so long ago. Don't take my word for it, but do do some research in serious vet areas. I know that macadamia poisoning in dogs, can be picked up by a bicycling motion in the hind legs. What happens in the next stage, I don't know.

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    If you google grape poisoning in dogs, there's a fair bit. I tseems that some dogs react much worse or harder than others - and perhaps some dogs don't react until a certain level is carried, like horses, with paterson's curse. Sorry to give you a nasty shock - but I'd far rather you knew. So, no Xmas cake, either. It's thought raisins/sultanas are more concentrated, as dry. There is an article by Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM Are grapes and raisins poisonous to pets? but it's in the wiki, etc encycs...

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    Holey crap i never knew! i thought that macadamia's were good for them too? We use to have a macadamia tree in our backyard and my dogs would go to great lengths to open the shell & they loooovvved them.

    Just goes to show how much i know, thought it would be sweet cause it was oh-natural!

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    I've been told of lots of dogs that crack macadamias and eat them. I remember being very surprised to read of the first clear visual signs of macadamia nuts poisoning in dogs, with the exaggerated cycling motion of the back legs, as I hadn't known they were poisonous and for years, I've been telling people - and the same with grapes - all those dried fruit, now, (I've become paranoid). When the grape/raisin thing hits, it's pretty well complete renal failure, so they say. Tho' a lot of people have fed their dogs grapes and don't believe it. I suspect that a lot of dogs react earlier and harder, than others and it worries me that the symptoms don't show until 10 or 20% kidney function.

    Just glad you mentioned the grapes, so now you can do your own research, tho I know you adore your dogs and would err on the side of caution. It is a similar case about black walnuts, mainly with horses. It seems to be well known in Canada and U S, but I suspect there aren't enough walnuts here to have brought it to notice. That's the great thing about these forums, people from everywhere, all ages, so many different experiences. I wouldn't have known about black walnuts, except I lost a pet ewe to a tree and when I started researching, was really shocked.

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