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Maggie Tails: Why does my dog eat condoms?

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Maggie Tails: Why does my dog eat condoms?

My dog Maggie Mae is always full of mischief, which is why her nickname is Maggie Mayhem. So when my parents went away for a weekend and put me in charge of Maggie, I knew I’d have to keep my eye on her at all time. One night I was watching TV and Maggie was curled up on my lap. Eventually she wandered off and I thought nothing of it. But then I realized the house was quiet. Too quiet. I raced off to find Maggie and this is what I found. Hello, look of shame! I knew she had been up to no good and now I had to find exactly what chaos she had left behind somewhere in the house. I went upstairs and checked my parents room—a room she thinks is her own. Nothing seemed wrong. But as I turned to leave I saw specks of colour in the corner of my eye. I walked towards their bed to find it covered in Skittles. Half-eaten Skittles that had all been licked and were now bleeding neon colours onto the comforter. Why, Maggie Mae, why?! As I cleaned up the Skittles I wondered where she found the candy in the first place. Our family is very careful about keeping things out of Maggie’s reach since she is prone to mischief. But I had a feeling the culprit was my brother—his floor is always littered with fun things for Maggie to get into. And I was right, Maggie had gotten into my brother’s freebie bag from frosh week. Typical of universities, the bag had condoms in it. And of course, because eating Skittles wasn't bad enough, Maggie had gnawed on a condom. WHY? I can understand why she ate the Skittles, they’re delicious and Maggie loves all things sour. But latex condoms that aren’t even flavoured, why did that seem yummy to her? But after hearing about Bear eating 12 rocks, I guess this is just what dogs do—eat anything they can swallow. Thankfully Maggie didn't actually eat this condom, she just made it unusable. Sorry, dear brother! Has your dog ever eaten anything weird?
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