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Old February 21, 2018   #16
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Mine will eat tomatoes, or any other food, until she explodes. Too many tomatoes gives her diarrhea.
The diarrhea is usually just because it is too much of a particular food they are not used too. Critters of all types can be funny about abrupt changes in diet.
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Old February 21, 2018   #17
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Hehehe. I thought my dog was a little off in the head! Glad to know he's not alone.

Last fall, I also learned he loves tomato peels when I sauce the tomatoes.

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Don't talk to me about 'off in the head' until your dog keeps a toad alive in his mouth for several days without eating or anything else ... just wants to be the friendly host ... I eventually get it away from him unharmed, but it requires strategic planning. A good whooping to drop it never worked and gave up on that many years ago, even tried shock collar, so he spends a good majority of his Summer nights out on the porch when he get lucky out in the yard (no toads or snakes allowed in the house - gotta draw the line somewhere).
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Old February 22, 2018   #18
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Just because I know the heritage behind it, Girl Girl's Weird Thing comes to mind.. Would be nice to hear about another pooch chowing down on that variety.
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Old February 22, 2018   #19
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My 13 year old Golden Retriever loves yellow cherry tomatoes. I grow Gold Nugget because it only gets about 4 to 5 feet tall so there are plenty he can pick. He never picks a green one but waits until they turn yellow. He doesn't eat any of my other tomatoes. The 1 year old Decker Terrier likes to copy everything the old guy does but cannot bring herself to eat a tomato. She tries every time he does but just ends up pushing it around with her nose.
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My golden retriever pup's favorite was SunGold cherry tomatoes.
Another vote here for Sungold. I grow all my cherries in a row, and Abbey will not be fobbed off with another cherry. She will go and sit beside the Sungold plant and stare at me. I pick a few and toss them for her to catch in mid-air. It has become a routine every time I go near the veggie garden - sigh.

I have learnt that tomatoes are diuretic. If Chloe gets too many (when she sneaks into the garden and helps herself) she pees and pees and pees. Chloe (being a true Labrador) is not particular about tomato varieties. Everything is acceptable to her .

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Here's what immediately comes to mind:

Pale Perfect Purple
Lucinda
Spike
Iditarod Red Dwarf
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Here's what immediately comes to mind:

Pale Perfect Purple
Lucinda
Spike
Iditarod Red Dwarf
Hmmm, Iditarod is an interesting one.
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Eva purple ball is a great tasting tomato. The size is in the name. And it falls off the vine as you just touch it, perfect for the dog to pick it.

Plus, this one is great to grow using sprawling method.
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Don't talk to me about 'off in the head' until your dog keeps a toad alive in his mouth for several days without eating or anything else ... just wants to be the friendly host ... I eventually get it away from him unharmed, but it requires strategic planning. A good whooping to drop it never worked and gave up on that many years ago, even tried shock collar, so he spends a good majority of his Summer nights out on the porch when he get lucky out in the yard (no toads or snakes allowed in the house - gotta draw the line somewhere).
Your hound definitely wins the "off in the head" gold medal!!! Especially since he/she doesn't even eat. Too funny.

When I was young and had hair, I collected frogs and toads for universities to study. The mark of a true field biologist was one who was willing to temporarily store captured frogs in his mouth when his hands were full.

It was temporary and never stopped us from eating . . . or drinking . . . a lot.

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Your The mark of a true field biologist was one who was willing to temporarily store captured frogs in his mouth when his hands were full.
Yikes! I could never just because they tend to urinate when frightened!
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Yikes! I could never just because they tend to urinate when frightened!
Well, I didn't stay in that profession long . . . but urine probably improved the taste!
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Well, I didn't stay in that profession long . . . but urine probably improved the taste!
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We used to have an awesome rabbit in our garden when I still lived at my parents.
It was the first time we had tomatoes in the garden. It was/were micro(s) or tumbling plant(s). They were extremely sweet. I still wish I saved some seeds or know the variety. On the other hand, maybe the variety wasn't anything special but the taste or real ripe tomatoes compared to the store-bought ones.
Our rabbit was crazy about them. End of summer and there were almost no cherry tomatoes left , so we bought them. Gave one to the rabbit and, as if she already smelled it was nowhere as sweet, she didn't eat it. Tried a couple of times, and no, total refuse. A lonely left tomato of our plant was again eaten in no time, but not the others. That rabbit appreciated the taste of homegrown tomatoes.
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I had an orange tabby cat that liked anything orange or yellow.
He even ate corn on the cob.

Also had a dog that carried a live hedgehog around in her mouth up and down the street.

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