Tuesday, October 25, 2005

How toxic is playdough? Really.

Sometimes, I find myself wondering how much playdough a creature, like, let's say a dog, would have to consume in order for that creature to go into some sort of toxin induced coma. No reason, really. I'm just a curious person with an inquisitive mind. So, do you know? Do you know anyone who might know? Can I have their number?

Let's just say, hypothetically, that you're busy sitting on the couch keeping up with current media events (it's important to stay in touch with the latest happenings in the world). When you hear lots of slurping noises coming from the other end of the room, you wait for a few commercial breaks to pass (for fear of missing out on some important developments) before investigating the source of the noise.

If it turns out that the sound is being made by a dog eating hot pink playdough, let's say, about this much playdough:

Should you be concerned? How concerned? Like, as concerned as if he had just eaten two dozen brownies or as concerned as if he had just eaten a couple of Hershey's Kisses?

Now, what if about 20 minutes later you find that same dog in this position:

Do you call the vet then, or can it wait until the next commercial break?


At 6:18 PM, Anonymous scott said...

i'm not really sure about the toxic effect this will have on dogs but for some sick reason im kinda curious about the later color of this said play dough...lol...yeah i know its sick..i just have this image of the old playdough sets that came with the play dough press..you know when you mixed up the colors and pressed them through..lol

At 8:06 AM, Blogger J Fife said...

Scott - I hadn't really thought about those after-effects. I don't know if I wanted to. Ughghgh!!! To make matters worse, last night, Sancho stole and ate a blue container of the stuff. It's like he's addicted now. Wait. What color do pink and blue make?

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How gross you two are.


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