Lucy was "sold" to me as a Black Lab. She looks like a black lab, and most of the time she acts like one. But today, she was a Chocolate Lab. That is because she discovered the 2 cups of chocolate chips that were left over from a picnic and chocolate chip cookie baking of a couple of weeks ago and were intended for cookies I was going to bake for the 4th. Apparently she likes chocolate. She ate them all.
I called the vet; I was advised that the "dose" of chocolate she got was probably not lethal, but that they would advise inducing vomiting. That would be done by forcing about 4 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide down her throat and waiting for the effects. I watched her, and decided that she was not showing any signs of toxicity, and that she probably didn't need the dose and I didn't need the clean-up.
She is fine. Maybe a little more animated this evening than normal, but nothing that couldn't be ascribed to a simple sugar high. I've been assured that there will be massive diahhreah tomorrow morning. Probably true. When I go to Slimmons, I intend to lock the carpeted portion of the condo off.