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Quincy has found the dried up and dead hosta plants. Sigh. He has tried to chew on the stalks that the flowers pop out on and has just generally been "into" that area. I know hosta is on the dangerous list, so hubby will now be pulling it all out! Of course, since he knows that I don't want him in that area, that's exactly where he wants to be! This is one of the reasons I go outside with him every time. Hubby thinks I'm crazy, but at least I know what he's trying to get into.
If you like your Hostas, you might want to wait another season before making the decision. Kodi drove me crazy trying to eat the flowers off my Rose of Sharon (considered more "irritating" than seriously toxic) when he was a puppy. By the next summer, he totally ignored them. Now the only outdoor plant material he eats is grass. He eats a LOT of that... We call him our little "cow dog".


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Could someone post a picture, or a link to pictures, for this type of plant?
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That was a scare. I am glad to hear he is ok.
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Poor boy. That sounds very scary!

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These look like the plant I had but mine was smaller, in about a 5 gallon planter. I have since heard another scary story of a dog that got a grass seed up his nose and it travelled up towards his brain. They caught it in time, but he had to have surgery and the vet said if it had reached his brain he would have died. Who knew??? orngrs10.jpgimagesCAQGDAPS.jpg
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looks sort of like little fox tails?

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If you like your Hostas, you might want to wait another season before making the decision. Kodi drove me crazy trying to eat the flowers off my Rose of Sharon (considered more "irritating" than seriously toxic) when he was a puppy. By the next summer, he totally ignored them. Now the only outdoor plant material he eats is grass. He eats a LOT of that... We call him our little "cow dog".
I don't really care about the hostas in the back yard. Hubby put them there and he likes the hosta. We have them under the deck in the front and around the trees. As far as I'm concerned they can go LOL. The ones he is getting into are right near the gate to the yard and when they're "alive" during the spring/summer, they're always in the way of closing the gate. He seems to be getting better about it with my directing him away from the area, but I do keep a close eye on him.
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Yes Tammy, just like that! They are really pretty but a mess when they die.
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I don't really care about the hostas in the back yard. Hubby put them there and he likes the hosta. We have them under the deck in the front and around the trees. As far as I'm concerned they can go LOL. The ones he is getting into are right near the gate to the yard and when they're "alive" during the spring/summer, they're always in the way of closing the gate. He seems to be getting better about it with my directing him away from the area, but I do keep a close eye on him.
Yeah, if you don't care about them, by all means pull them out! In my case, I have large Hosta gardens, and would feel terrible if I had to throw out my collection. Same with the Rose of Sharon... I've had it since it was very small, and it is now taller than our barn. To chop it down and lose its long bloom time in the summer would be very sad. So I'm REALLY glad that Kodi just lost interests in these things as he grew up!


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Could someone post a picture, or a link to pictures, for this type of plant?
Here are the ones Kodi got in trouble with... Look very similar to the other ones posted. They were from ornamental grasses, growing in a large pot of annuals I'd had by the steps all summer. When they started to dry in the fall, I thought they'd make a nice addition to my dried Hydrangea flower arrangement.
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