The weather was absolutely beautiful today, and to celebrate I've been somewhat productive! Cody and I moved the furniture in the living room around how we'd discussed earlier, I got the laundry mostly done, and I've emailed and dusted up a storm.

I also decided to get some packages sent I'd been meaning to send for a week or so, and I had to make cookies to put in one of them. There's this fabulously scrumptious recipe I found a couple of months ago while making cookies for another friend that's for double chocolate chip since this other friend is a chocolate fiend I decided it would work for her, too. The cookies turned out perfectly, despite my substituting 1/2 cup of milk for the 2 eggs and adding 1/3 cup more flour than it called for.

Cody and I ran some errands and came back to find Truffle happy and jumpy as usual.

We left again, for a short roller blade around the neighborhood. I skinned my hands and I think I might have a large grass stain on my bum from some tender embraces of the beautiful smelly asphalt (I've never gone downhill, or on asphalt), but we returned home happy with the overall experience, only to find that Truffle had urinated on the carpet by the couch. She's been extra good lately, and we'd taken her out just a couple of hours before, so we were puzzled. Soon after discovering the large urine spot, Cody noticed the Tupperware container that the 2 dozen leftover cookies were in empty in a pile of crumbs.

Chocolate is not good for dogs, but we weren't sure how bad, so we decided to search the internet for some hints.

It's pretty bad. The vet recommends after 2 ounces of dark chocolate for a 35 pound dog to seek professional assistance, and since Truffle had eaten...oh, two dozen ooey gooey chocolate cookies, we figured she was safely over the 2 ounce minimum threshold, so we took her in. The vet techs induced vomiting and were startled by the large mass of un-chewed cookies...the mental image of Truffle snarfing down cookies too quickly to chew them still makes me smile and shake my head, all at the same time. After the vomiting, she got to eat some charcoal tablets to absorb the rest of the badness chocolate put in her and we walked while she jumped to the car.

So anyway, the extra cookies are gone. If you were planning on coming to my house to see if we had any delicious chocolate, all we have is Truffle, and she's not for eating. If you do visit anyway, we'll just take you to a restaurant or bakery if you want a tasty treat.