The Wonder of Wonder Bread

Last week we had the unfortunate occasion to test the wonder of Wonder bread.

Boxer, our oldest and, we used to think, wisest, decided that he would attempt to eat the foil grease catcher from the grill. We’re not actually sure which dog removed the pan from the grill. Mind you, this grill has been sitting in the same spot, covered when we’re not using it, for years. For some reason, one or two of the dogs decided to go underneath the cover and remove the pan. All Miriam knew was that she saw Boxer licking at something and went to investigate. What she found was the tin foil pan with the bottom gone. It was nowhere to be found – the logical conclusion was that it was now in Boxer’s stomach.

A call to the vet resulted in a run to the store to get a loaf of Wonder bread with orders to feed one half of the loaf to each dog that ate the foil. Supposedly, the bread would wrap itself around the foil and, hopefully, protect Boxer’s innards from the foil as it passed through his digestive system. Just to be on the safe side, Peanut was also fed the bread in case she had also consumed the tin foil. Watch for diarrhea, lethargy and vomiting we were advised. I worked from home that day so I could keep an eye on them.

Friends, Romans and countrywomen, Wonder bread is an amazing product! Two days later, Boxer was pooping tin foil beautifully wrapped by other fecal material. And let me say that this tin was stiff and sharp. Boxer was very fortunate to have been able to safely pass this stuff.

So, all is well now. We have determined that Boxer isn’t as smart as we would like to believe he is – but he is, still, our Prince.

One thought on “The Wonder of Wonder Bread

  1. G8rAlly February 21, 2009 / 8:34 PM

    Metamucil “meatballs” are also great for this purpose! Fortunately, most things dogs eat pass right though uneventfully. It’s always amazing what they will consume.

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