Bodie won. He did this over about 2 or 3 weeks. We didn't notice because the plant is around the corner of the house, and we don't regularly go over to that area. We did know that he had pulled a branch or two off, because we found had some leaves in the main part of the yard. He ate the whole thing. Didn't just tear it up, actually ate it all. :
What the hibiscus looked like before (this isn't the same one, just a similar sized one)
Bodie says "yum!"
Bodie says "I think I'm too cute to get angry at". Sam says "I'm a good boy."
Brenda, Sam & Bodie
Oh Bodie, you're not supposed to eat the really pretty plants.
Laura, mom of Sundance, CGC
Aww Bodie just wanted to help his mom with the pruning. Too bad it was the wrong season for that..
BTW Such a beautiful hibiscus!!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Where was he when I needed to dig out our hibiscus bush?
Quite a large project, but job well done. LOL
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
YIKES! He ate all that?!?
You should tuck one of those beautiful red blossoms behind his ear as a trophy of some sort.
Seamus and Flynn
destructo boy Bodie!
is he ok? i can't believe he ate the whole tree!
i have read the hibiscus leaves are poisonous to animals. let me go and google to see if i can find if its true.
After ingesting hibiscus, a dog will vomit persistently, may vomit blood and have bloody diarrhea. "The loss of body fluid may be severe enough to be lethal in some cases," Dr. Buck cautions.
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer...apcc_moderated almost at the bottom of the page.
Is it safe for dogs to be around a hibiscus tree? I didn't see this tree on the poisonous list, but I've heard it's not good for dogs if they ingest a hibiscus leaf or flower. Is this true?
― Christa W.
It is true that the hibiscus species can be potentially toxic, Christa. These trees can possibly cause gastrointestinal upset that could become significant and could lead to dehydration. Drooling, loss of appetite and depression can also occur. Based on this information, we would advise you to keep hibiscus out of the reach of your pets.
Wow Bodie, you have quite the destruction skills :P
Hershey Kisses would love to do that to the Hydrangeas we have. That is one of the reasons she is not allowed out alone. And one of the reasons I have a lit collar on her at night to make sure she stays away from them. DW loves the plants, but we love HK more. Wouldn't be good for either of them if HK ate the Hydrangea.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
♣ Laura ♣