My dog eats coal

My dog eats coal

PostBy: noknokman On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:45 pm

Yes, it's true. Used to be just the odd morsel I had spilled while filling the hopper. Yesterday I caught him with his head in the can I use for drying wet coal before loading the stove. He was eating like it was his supper. I've heard they use anthracite as a water purification agent (like activated charcol I guess). Does this mean he'll start passing "mountain air" instead of gas? BTW his teeth are really clean, too.
You just never know what's around the corner in life.
Nok
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:54 pm

:lol: Better than a regular rock, I had a customer who had a dog that loved rocks. I think someone else had posted in the past their dog was eating coal too. Just don't go lighting anything by him.

:blowup:
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:43 pm

My first rottie wouldn't eat anything I did give him. This one regularly eats socks, underwear, barbie doll parts, rocks, coal, plastic...anything. When he was less than a year old I had to drop $1200 on him to have exploratory surgery done because he was plugged up from eating a rock. He passed it that morning, but they still wanted to go in...so...I don't use that vet anymore and the older he gets, the less he eats...he does slurp up the few little pieces of rice coal that fall around the stove....
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:55 pm

noknokman wrote:Yes, it's true. Used to be just the odd morsel I had spilled while filling the hopper. Yesterday I caught him with his head in the can I use for drying wet coal before loading the stove. He was eating like it was his supper.


Only beneficial if he is able to give some indication of the quality otherwise DUMB dog
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:21 am

i got cats that think the coal bin is a giant litter box......been puttin the little bastards in jail when they come inside
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:55 am

The dog may be smarter than we think, I would imagine the coal would have a cleansing affect. Sort of a high colonic? :D
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: Grinder On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:15 pm

Just be glad he hasn't developed a taste for fuel oil, you wouldn't be able to afford him anymore. :D
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: Dutchman On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:28 pm

I'd much rather have a dog that eats coal than 3 cats that poop in the outside bin if I don't shut the lid. Every time I catch one cleaning coal dust off its paws, I know there's a present waiting for me. :D
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: Ed On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:39 pm

Yep, I have a 100 lb Yellow Lab......... He eats it toooo!!! Follows me from the coal bin to the stove and eats the pieces that hit the floor!!! Crazy Dog!
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:34 pm

My cat uses coal for a bed.....
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:42 pm

Nothing like that here, just one of the cats batting a wayward piece of coal around the floor.
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:10 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Nothing like that here, just one of the cats batting a wayward piece of coal around the floor.


:D :lol:

Here's what my other cat is doing.....
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:18 pm

SMITTY wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Nothing like that here, just one of the cats batting a wayward piece of coal around the floor.


:D :lol:

Here's what my other cat is doing.....


One of my cats will trap a mouse and then kill and EAT it. I've had cats and dogs for years, I never had a cat before that ate the mouse after the kill.
It's kinda gross, she had one last year under our bed, lots of crunching noises. Left a little gut pile on the floor when she was done.
The mouse problem is something all old house owners have to deal with. I also had a mole in here once, one of my now departed cats took care of it in short order.
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:18 pm

SMITTY wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Nothing like that here, just one of the cats batting a wayward piece of coal around the floor.


:D :lol:

Here's what my other cat is doing.....


showed my wife...she hates mice!!!! LOL
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Re: My dog eats coal

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:37 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:It's kinda gross, she had one last year under our bed, lots of crunching noises. Left a little gut pile on the floor when she was done.


Yes, they are a bit noisey with bone in. :)
I have a calico that eats rabbits, starts at the head.
That little gut pile is usually the colon, thats not the best part of the mouse considering whats in it.
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