We had a dog, Bambi eat an entire box of candy canes - plastic wrap and all
Another dog, Rocco ate an entire box of chocolates that someone had wrapped and stupidly put under the tree. The dog was a big boxer so it luckily wasn’t enough chocolate to kill him. He did throw up a nice puddle of chocolate “pudding” tho!
Once when we were first married, we had a holiday get together at our house. We had one of those crappy refrigerators that had a small freezer inside of the fridge. Ice cream always became too soft if stored in there. So being a very cold Minnesota night, we put the carton of ice cream outside on the deck for a few hours. When it was time to serve dessert we went to get the ice cream…it had disappeared. Not even a shredded carton. I assume it was a dog or some other large animal unless the neighbor had a hankering for a sundae.
Rocco, who ate the chocolates, would go into one of the upstairs bedrooms and lay on the bed where he could look out at the driveway whenever we left home. One Christmas I bought my daughter a bottle of perfume which was wrapped and under the tree. Come Christmas day it was nowhere to be found. A few months later, while cleaning, I found it between the bed and the wall. Rocco had taken it out from under the tree and brought it upstairs with him.
Along with Rocco we had another boxer named Dino. The dogs were home alone while we were at my sister’s for Christmas Eve. When we got home, numerous decorations had been ripped apart and were strewn all over the floor. Pillow stuffing, garland, beads, chewed up wood…a mess. I knew it was Dino, he was young and had some separation anxiety (which I thought he was over :dubious:) and he had pillow stuffing stuck to his lips! Poor Rocco was sitting on the couch as stiff as a board, his eyes were huge like a cartoon dog. He was scared to death after witnessing the mayhem before him. He jumped off the couch, ran to the door and threw up he was so nervous.
My husband and I took the dogs (Romeo a boxer and Luca a boxer/mastiff) on a walk through the woods behind our house one Christmas morning a few years ago. (Our son and his family would be coming over late morning.) It had just snowed and it was beautiful. The dogs were off leash and were exploring, always within sight. I saw Romeo on his hind legs, jumping around a spruce tree. I could see something on the trunk and thought it was a trail cam. We called the dogs and they came back to us and we continued on our walk. The dogs frolicking in the snow ahead of us. I then noticed that Luca kept sniffing at Romeo’s face. I got up close to investigate and there was Romeo’s snout covered in porcupine quills! Apparently, it didn’t bother him enough to care. Being that it was Christmas Day, I had to take him to the emergency vet $$$$$$. He had to be put under anesthesia in order for the vet to remove the quills $$$$$$$.