Monday, April 12, 2010

Danger - Cocoa shell garden mulch

This subject came to me via email yesterday. I researched it this morning and rather than writing out a long, alarming tirade, everything you'll need to know has been written up on Snopes.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp

Thumbnail = smells good to dogs, dogs eat what smells good, it's like eating a chocolate candy bar, NOT good for our pups


Heck, I didn't even know there was such a thing as mulch made from Cocoa shells! I currently use mulch made from recycled tires in my planting areas in Seattle. Keeps the bugs down especially with Lady spending so much time lounging in these planting areas. That is why she has the nickname of "bug-bus". Yep, she transports all sorts of creepy, crawly buglys into the house (much to the horror of her favorite biped).

Lady in her favorite place, watching the world go by, picking up hitch-hikers.

2 comments:

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks for the reminder. 2 years ago I was a golden victim of cocoa mulch. It was not FUN at all ... I was so sick for days. Woof! Woof! Lady. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing this -

We've seen this ovFUR the years but it nevFUR hurts to remind 'us' -

If it saves one khanine pain, WOO HOO!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

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