Courage’s Great Big Easter Eat List

E is for Easter, and egg, and eat. Some of Courage’s favorite things. Recently, a friend wondered where my periodic Eat List blog posts had gone, and I responded that Courage was reformed, and was not eating so many interesting things. But I realized I was wrong, because I started noticing all the things he eats again. I had just gotten used to it. A sort of Stockholm syndrome thing. So here’s an extra large list of the many tasty items Courage has eaten. As usual, most of these things are not literally ingested. Many of them are merely tasted and then spit out, with or without damage. But from Courage’s point of view, eating is eating.

  • Yogurt cups – 3 or 4 per week
  • Orange slices, with peel
  • Broccoli
  • Piggy possum (his favorite stuffed animal)
  • Striped kitty (second favorite stuffed animal)
  • Half a mouse (provided by Simba the Cat)
  • Live Eastern mole, Scalopus aquaticus, self-captured
  • Christmas wrapping paper
  • Papier mache Christmas ornaments
  • Glass Christmas ornaments
  • Cardboard packaging, Mega Bloks set #96071, Halo Floodgate
  • Flood figure from Mega Bloks Halo Floodgate
  • Ball point pen (approx 1 per month)
  • Pencils (all of them, eventually)
  • Baseball cap
  • Mittens
  • Fleece cap owned by guest (returned undamaged)
  • Cat poop
  • Live rabbit, self captured, (rescued but died of injuries later)
  • LIVE RABID SKUNK, self-captured, (rejected as unpalatable)
  • Small fuzzy ball cat toy
  • Cat food (provided by finicky cats)
  • Aluminum tuna can
  • Wood-handled paring knife (found in garden, having been thrown out accidentally with veg trimmings)
  • Boards from cedar back yard fence
  • Plastic water bottles
  • Candy wrappers
  • Socks, freshly laundered, balled, paired
  • Favorite stick, dirty, eaten on living room carpet
  • Squirrel, found dead on neighborhood street
  • Stuff he finds in holes he digs (unidentifiable)
For those unfamiliar with Courage, he is a 150 lb English mastiff, apricot color. He’s quite a character.