What?!!!! But it's ice cream! One of my favorite foods! Who cares about chocolate? I just want ice cream. Come on, mom! But she said, "Miss Roo, I can't let you have any of this. It's just not safe for you!"
"But mom! YOU are eating it!"
So mom explained:
Chocolate has methylxanthines in it. This is caffeine and theobromine. Dogs cannot break down and excrete those substances the way humans can. It poisons a dog's system. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, muscles to tense up, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, seizure and even death!
Mom looks at me and lovingly says "I love you Miss Roo and one or two bites of chocolate just isn't worth. I love you to much for that!"
Maybe love is better than chocolate! Well, now I understand. No chocolate but lots of love!