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Avocado

I heard somewhere that the avocado is the only fruit or vegetable that
a human can live off. Something about the combination of oils and
proteins or such.

Well, I guess it may be true of dogs as well.
My two labs love avocados.* Our neighbor has an avocado tree so
whenever there is a stiff breeze or the avocados are overly ripe and
fall, the dogs are all over them.

We had some crazy winds about
a year ago and they would make the avocados fall off the tree and then
they’d bounce off of the neighbor’s shed and onto our yard. Every time
Lulu (Lab #1) heard the bang, she’d run and collect the avocado.

And here’s a picture of Lulu today with her delight of the day.

*Note:
I was curious as to whether avocados were bad for doggies so I looked
around the Web and found mixed information. The information is even
mixed on the ASPCA site but it appears that it "could" be bad for them.

I
love my dogs and wouldn’t let harm come to them if I could help it but
they certainly love them some avocados and have never shown any
negative symptoms.
ASPCA link: http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc_ask_peoplefood&s_state=avocado

Lulu_avocado

~~~Originally posted at NaBloPoMo on July 7, 2008~~~

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