An Easter Surprise!

Bob’s sister Kathee and her husband John have started a tradition of sending us See’s Chocolates, from California.  It is a much appreciated and anticipated event at Easter time!

This year we opened the box to find that it had apparently been too closely guarded by a fire-breathing dragon!  It was melted, bubbled, and then re-cooled into a congealed and unappetizing mass.  (Don’t worry Kathee and John!  I called and See’s replaced it with BRAND NEW and sent it OVERNIGHT to us!!!)

😀 😀 😀

So, I picked through the carnage of the first order and placed the least damaged on the dining room table.  Hey, we don’t waste minimally damaged See’s candy in this house!  It is simply too delicious!

Later that evening we were preparing for bed and I realized something was amiss…


“Hey!  What happened to those two chocolate eggs and the bag of jelly beans?”




Yes, he got sick!

Bloated, bad gas, and threw up.


Did he learn his lesson?

Unfortunately, NO.


He has done it before and will likely do it again, but in my own defense, I honestly did not expect the little circus dog to get up onto the dining room table.  Next time?



26 thoughts on “An Easter Surprise!

    • Lynda says:

      I doubt it! Annie, I keep trying new and creative ways to thwart his chocolate addiction, and he keeps discovering how to get round them every time!

  1. shoreacres says:

    That may not be good enough. Tucker may be able to accomplish what a small girl used to accomplish when her mother hid the chocolate chips. Chair to counter, counter to refrigerator top, open cabinet and enjoy. 😉

  2. evilsquirrel13 says:

    My cats raided the candy bowl I keep atop the computer desk one night while I was at work. I saw the overturned bowl and chewed up mess first, then as I walked around the house found the numerous piles of cat puke. That taught me to close the door to that room while I was away….

    • Lynda says:

      We now store our smaller edibles in glass mason jars with tight fitting lids. Unfortunately, these were not small enough to fit into a jar.

    • Lynda says:

      Apparently so, Emily. I once read that they can smell anything! I even read that they can smell the individual ingredients in a stew, whereas we can only smell that it is stew.

  3. petspeopleandlife says:

    Make sure that you don;t leave dark chocolate out. It can kill your dog. No joke. Look it up. He might have been sicker had he not vomited.I’m glad that he probably got rid of most of the candy mass.Do you know if it is milk chocolate which is pretty much harmless unless the dog eats a bunch?

  4. Kathee says:

    Sorry the first gift was a mess! Happy to hear Sees sent a replacement, did that one arrive intact? Glad to hear Tucker survived. Wow! Bad doggy and what a scare! With bunnies it’s their need to chew. I don’t have to worry about Cinnabun getting into stuff, but little miss Jembalaya is a climber. A real jumper. Loves getting as high as she can get. Have to watch her like a hawk!

    • Lynda says:

      Tucker seems to have a better tolerance for chocolate than other dogs I have heard about, but it still wreaks havoc with his digestive tract. It is always something with our pets isn’t it?

      Kathee, you needn’t apologize! It was the company’s error. The new package arrived overnight and was very well insulated and packaged. They didn’t have any more of the cute Easter stuff, so they sent us Bordeaux, and that was fine by Bob because it is his FAVORITE from Sees!!! 😀

  5. Kathee says:

    Cinnabun tattles on Jem though! One night he started thumping like crazy so I got up to see what set him off and it was Jem bouncing around the living room and dining room. Somehow she had gotten out of the bunny rooms into the only non-bunny proofed rooms in the house. Cinnabun was at the bunny gate thumping like crazy with his ears pointed right at her. Thumping is what buns do to let the warren know that something is amiss! Good bunny!

  6. glutenfreezen says:

    I miss Sees’s Candy! We had a store in the town we used to live in. On special occasions when I would go in to buy other people gifts, I went off the dairy wagon to accept the free goodie they always hand out while you’re waiting in line. They make the best pecan logs on the planet! How nice that they over nighted you a fresh batch of candy. Always makes you feel great to know that great customer service still exists!

    I suppose Tucker is like a lot of us….just can’t stay away from the chocolate! 😉

    • Lynda says:

      April, I have never tasted their pecan log. I should have, because pecan logs are on my list of favorites. We have found that See’s has excellent customer service and will go out of their way to please. And yes, that is a rare quality these days. LOL! There are three chocolate hounds in this house… Tucker, Bob, and me!

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