The other day on their morning romp on our beach Ginger ate some dead seal that has been washed up and has been a local attraction for the dogs. Jetta used to keep track in her mind how long the carcass stayed there and when the stink was strong enough, she rolled in it. This made her so happy that she wiggled wagged her butt more and she smiled with joy. Luckily she never ate it. Ginger showed the perfect example of opportunistic feeders. Dogs have this in their brain so they will survive in the wild.
Later that night Ginger got really sick with diarrhea and vomiting. The next day she was still sick so Dave, her person, took her to her vet. The vet ran blood work because the seal carass is bad for dogs. An X-ray showed 60 % of sand in her colon! A blockage is potentially fatal if not treated. Ginger is resting for a day or two. No more eating sand and carcass girl! Ginger's lupus is in remission but she still has to stay out of the sun much of the day. Dave is a good dog person arranging his day for her special needs. Looking at Ginger and watching her play you can't imagine that she has any problems. Ginger is a lucky girl. Her people love her so much. WOULD YOU TRUST THIS DOG NOT TO DO IT AGAIN ??