Dog Barf

Yesterday I bought some new dog food for Penny — a mix that is supposed to help dogs with weight control — and she gobbled it down and then, when my back was turned, barfed it up on the dining room carpet. What a pleasant surprise after a hard day’s work!

What does it say about dog food when it can make a dog barf? After all, Penny is perfectly content to nibble at a dead bird or road kill carcasses. She will lick the occasional dirty, oily spot in the road or on the leisure path, and likes to put her snout as close as possible to various animal droppings and take a healthy whiff. A dog food must really be foul when its taste, smell, and texture is so rank that is causes a dog like Penny to lose her lunch.

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