Friday, August 21, 2015

Things Mongo will eat.

This is Mongo.

Mongo will eat many things, mostly things that you will also eat. Here is a partial list, to date, of Things Mongo Will Eat.

1. Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries.
2. Nectarines, peaches, grapefruit, oranges, and bananas.
3. Mango.
4. Broccoli, cauliflower, potato (raw or cooked), bean sprouts.
5. Watermelon.
6. Candy. Mongo loves candy.
7. Corrugated cardboard, with or without glue on it.
8. Raw turnips.
9. Radishes.
10. Avocado, but only once and by mistake.
11. Beans of any sort, but not too many.
12. Carrots, zucchini, cucumber, cornichon pickles, sweet peppers, onion (again, only once and by mistake, because they are poisonous).
13. Any nut you could name including coconut.
14. Jackfruit
15. The little white shreddy things in the jackfruit.
16. Socks and underwear.
17. Fruitless mulberry leaves.
18. His own shed hair.
19. Newspaper.
20. Those cornstarch packing peanuts.
21. The latest copy of "Vanity Fair."
22. An old pair of boots.
23. Flesh, fowl, and good red herring.
24. An arrangement of sunflowers I got from the farmer's market.
25. Spinach, lettuce, turnip greens, collard greens, and radish sprouts.
26. Two of my best eyeshadow brushes.
27. The neighbor's pair of water-wings after they blew into the yard.
28. The bags that newspapers come in.
29. Toenail clippings (his own and others').
30. Dryer lint.
31. A Samsung Galaxy 5S.
32. The stylus from my Boogieboard.
33. Ice cream.
34. Coffee grounds.
35. Bitter melon.
36. Black radishes, yucca root, and jicama.
37. Famotidine, still in its blister packaging.
38. The cap from a vial of heparin.
39. Brussels sprouts, with or without butter sauce.
40. Vicks Vapo-Rub.

Anything, in short, except Pink (pictured above). Pink is three years old and is still in amazing shape.

13 comments:

Enid Mueller said...

Adorable. But-
Risk of harm to self.

gela said...

Mongo is lucky he has not had surgery to fish something out.

jimbo26 said...

Lol , quite a varied diet .

Jo said...

Gela, the beauty of it is that he doesn't swallow anything that might be considered a non-food item. He just chews on it for a while, then brings it to me with the air of having done something brilliant.

I'm surprised, frankly, that he hasn't masticated my prosthetic.

aviana said...

My dogs loved prunes.

CrowsCalling said...

I remember the claims his vet made about his intellect.

clairesmum said...

Yup, I would have thought the prosthetic would be like a pair of shoes - too tasty to pass up! He looks like a sweet dog, with Pink in his mouth. Looks are deceiving, aren't they!
It is good that he chews but doesn't swallow - sorta like smoking but not inhaling, perhaps - keeps him out of serious danger and keeps you from meeting veterinary specialists like the one who specializes ONLY in veterinary ultrasound, the canine anesthesiologist, and the canine GI surgeon at the veterinary specialty hospital. All highly trained and competent docs, but not inexpensive.

Jo said...

Oh, God, Aviana. I had a greyhound who once ate a pound of prunes (with pits) and a half a bar of Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap (All-One! All-One!).

When I called the vet to ask what to do, she laughed so hard she dropped the phone.

RehabRN said...

Yes, it's a good thing he doesn't like your prosthesis. I had nightmares about Bubba's retainer (since I've had friends lose their kids's due to the dog).

Laura said...

"I had a greyhound who once ate a pound of prunes (with pits) and a half a bar of Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap (All-One! All-One!)." Laughing so hard I'm crying. The smell!

LaLa said...

That is scary and hilarious at the same time.
But how adorable are his feathery feet? I love them! :D


My cat eats grass and other stuff tracked in off the carpet, and loves dental floss. And bugs when she can catch them. And hot glue strands used in crafting. Oh, and ribbon. I lost all the ribbons off my nightgowns due to her, and we no longer wrap presents under the tree with any ribbons nor use tinsel on the tree whatsoever after the Christmas Poo Incident (Honey, the cat's turds are sparkling!), which inspired a rewrite of the song Oh Christmas Tree:

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, your branches are so tasty (repeat 2x)
I love to gnaw and chew on you, and later on, there's Christmas poo
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, your branches are so tasty

Anonymous said...

Vanity Fair? So fancy, this one...lol

Elle said...

Totally unrelated to your post, but considering your line of work, I thought you would find this article interesting:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/06/419519145/people-with-brain-injuries-heal-faster-if-they-get-up-and-get-moving