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Happy Holidays from Practical Paralegalism ~ and the Godiva Thief

Happy Holidays from Practical Paralegalism ~ and the Godiva Thief

Or Don’t Leave Chocolate on the Floor

It’s a good thing that my boss didn’t give me Godiva chocolates this year, like that nice attorney over at Above the Law’s holiday gift thread, who was gifting his secretary with cash and a “good size box of Godiva.”

A good-sized box of Godiva might have killed my personal assistant, Phoebe.

But my oldest daughter intended to give me some Godiva truffles as a Christmas present.

Luckily, she’s a graduate student and can’t afford a good-sized box.

When we got home tonight after the Christmas Eve service, we discovered our dogs ate the four Godiva raspberry truffles (my favorite) that my daughter left in her suitcase on the floor.

So it looks like at least one other legal staffer received Godivas after all.

I wish all of you safe and relaxing holidays with family and friends – and I hope that your beloved pets don’t get any holiday chocolate!
UPDATE: “The Corginator” continued to enjoy my oldest daughter’s college break by ransacking her purse (again on the floor) and scoring a package of peppermint gum, cardboard box and all. Good times ๐Ÿ™‚

4 Responses to Happy Holidays from Practical Paralegalism ~ and the Godiva Thief

  1. I hope she's feeling better… I can only imagine that eating that chocolate did NOT make her stomach feel very good.

    When I was younger, our family pup got into an entire bag of Hershey's Kisses. Despite all the chocolate and tin foil, she made it through. She's still the family pup at the ripe old age of 16.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Lynne!

  2. She appeared to have no adverse side affects, but I can tell she's really disappointed that Santa just brought a stupid chew toy and not more Godiva chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Corginator has survived a bag of Hershey's Kisses as well. She ended up at the vet, but not due to a chocolate overdose. She injured her back falling off the dining room table after she got busted ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Holidays to you and yours as well, Mel – looking forward to following your blog in 2010!

  3. We came home from Midnight Mass several years ago and our English Springer Spaniel "Jenny" had chewed a package until she got it open. It was two mugs and some packages of hot cocoa mix, which she ate, and some Hershey kisses. She was okay afer a few days. Do you think dogs have a special love for Hershey kisses (and now Godiva)? She picked them out of 20+ packages under the tree to eat when we left the house.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Dogs clearly love chocolate, and since their sense of smell is 10,000 times better than ours, have no problem locating it even when stupid humans try to trick them by covering it in paper…lol.

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