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Topic: Toxic Coffee:Pets and Roasting (6 msgs / 259 lines)
1) From: Lynne
Yes, coffee is TOXIC for dogs. I have no idea if the green beans are 
even worse. But I almost lost my Emma, my sweet (but always getting 
into EVERYTHING) border collie this past summer. She had convulsions, 
almost died.
The animal hospital basically didn't know what caused it. There was a 
whole list of 'could haves:' first thought was that she got into some 
sort of medicine. That was ruled out. More likely was that she ate 
something on our walks. She's ALWAYS finding something that she finds 
tasty, like someone's garbage from last week, old chicken bones, or her 
favorite, Dunkin Donuts bags & napkins - or, when she hits paydirt, & 
finds a discarded donut.
Then I worried that she might have gotten into the landlord's trash - 
that was the week his refrigerator broke, and he had to finally throw 
away "Mother's" turkey & other meats that were in the freezer. (He had 
just told us the week before that the meat in that freezer was 
perfectly safe to eat.)
His mother died in, I think, 2000, or 2001.
Oh, I digress yet again - I was (foolishly) keeping the greens at her 
level. I was concerned that she may have gotten into one of the bags 
and could have been poisoned that way.
At any rate, I keep them on a high shelf now.
Better safe than sorry.
Lynne
On Dec 10, 2006, at 3:49 PM, Captain CowPie wrote:
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2) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
Well that's good to know. My wifes dog is a sorta Beagle and hound mix,
about 50 lbs. worth and an inside dog. You don't want to know all the
details of that fiasco...anyway she 'hunts' for things on the floor to
'trade' for treats. When she finds them she usually chews them with her
front teeth to get your attention. I can only remember one time she brought
me a 'green' bean but never a roasted bean. My stash is kept in a wooden box
and I'm the only one that gets into them. I usually measure out my greens in
the room the dog occupies but try to keep the greens off the floor. I will
now make sure I pour my roasted beans while in the kitchen where the dog is
verboten.
I continueally tell the dog (within ear shot of her 'master') that I am
keeping a shovel handy by the back door.
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3) From: Captain CowPie
I am just going to have to keep my dogs inside when I roast outside. Defini=
tely not worth the possibility of them getting sick or worse.
Vince
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4) From: Lynne
My Emma consistently finds a roasted coffee bean or two on the floor, 
no matter how hard I try to keep any from falling. So far, she's O.K.
She's also gotten into full cups of coffee... she was only out of the 
hospital a month or so when she drank a FULL CUP!!  [The person who was 
the culprit (leaving cups of coffee where she could get them) no longer 
lives here, fortunately.]
I started roasting in a pan right before she got sick - I had a large 
bag that I MAY have poured right into the pan (without my usual - 
weighing). Couldn't tell if the hole I discovered was the result of 
melted plastic (of the bag against the hot pan) - or, heaven forbid, my 
little girl's teeth.
I seem to remember actually pouring from the bag one time, but needless 
to say, that's when all the bags went up on a top shelf.
Used to be my kids who gave me grey hairs. Now it's my middle Fur Kid.
Lynne
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5) From: Sandy Andina
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I tripped Fri. night and about 1/4 c. of roasted espresso blend  
spilled out the colander and onto the floor. Of course, my little  
black kitty Heidi had to investigate. She could not understand why I  
scooped her up and put her in the bathroom while I swept up the  
beans--you never know what she's going to appropriate as a cat toy or  
worse.
On Dec 11, 2006, at 9:37 PM, Lynne wrote:
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I tripped Fri. night and about =
1/4 c. of roasted espresso blend spilled out the colander and onto the =
floor. Of course, my little black kitty Heidi had to investigate. She =
could not understand why I scooped her up and put her in the bathroom =
while I swept up the beans--you never know what she's going to =
appropriate as a cat toy or worse.
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PM, Lynne wrote:
My Emma consistently finds a = roasted coffee bean or two on the floor, no matter how hard I try to = keep any from falling. So far, she's O.K. She's also = gotten into full cups of coffee... she was only out of the hospital a = month or so when she drank a FULL CUP!!  [The person who was the = culprit (leaving cups of coffee where she could get them) no longer = lives here, fortunately.] I started roasting in a pan = right before she got sick - I had a large bag that I MAY have poured = right into the pan (without my usual - weighing). Couldn't tell if the = hole I discovered was the result of melted plastic (of the bag against = the hot pan) - or, heaven forbid, my little girl's teeth. I seem = to remember actually pouring from the bag one time, but needless to say, = that's when all the bags went up on a top shelf. Used to = be my kids who gave me grey hairs. Now it's my middle Fur Kid. On Dec 11, 2006, at 8:19 PM, Captain CowPie = wrote: = I am just going to have to = keep my dogs inside when I roast outside. Definitely not worth the = possibility of them getting sick or worse. = Yes, coffee is TOXIC for = dogs. I have no idea if the green beans areeven = worse. But I almost lost my Emma, my sweet (but always gettinginto EVERYTHING) border collie this past summer. She = had convulsions,almost died. = homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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6) From: Justin Marquez
Sandy - If you want Kopi Lupak, she'll have to eat them green...
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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