Charlie Bear here.

I’m not overly curious. Oh, sure, I like to sniff things and I even like to take Mom Peep’s little post-it notes and run from her office into the family room with them. Sometimes, if she leaves her sunglass case on the floor, I’ll take that and run with it too. Or her footie socks.

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Mom told me about a friend of hers who has a dog named Lilly. Now Lilly is small like me, but she is WAYYYYY more curious than me. One day, Mom put her purse on the floor of a back room at her friend’s house and then walked out, leaving the door open. When she got back guess what she saw? All of the contents were removed from her purse and placed one by one in a big area about three feet wide. Her lipstick, her wallet, her glasses, her pens, her hairbrush, all of her stuff. All of it.

It’s a good thing nothing yucky was in there to hurt Lilly. Take note of what Dr. Debra from PetPlace has to say about all that.

From Dr. Debra at PetPlace,

Calls to emergency clinics and poison control hotlines are often associated with items dog have ingested that they retrieved or found in purses and handbags.

Several items can be highly toxic or dangerous. Go to: Dangers in Your handbag

Did you know that hand sanitizer can be toxic? It can! Hand sanitizer can cause signs of alcohol poisoning. These include:

  • Staggering or lack of coordination
  • Odor of alcohol on the animal’s breath or vomit
  • Extreme decrease in activity or lack of movement
  • Drastic increase in excitement for no reason
  • Depression
  • Excessive urination and/or urinary incontinence

Please keep your purse, handbag, book bag, and briefcase out of the reach of your pet. It only takes a minute for something bad to happen.

With warm regards,
Dr. Debra


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So there you have it. Better safe than sorry, right?

Check out that link for a list of items that are dangerous that just might be in YOUR handbag.

Wiggles and Woofs,
Charlie Bear

A Purse Burglar? Am I One?
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4 thoughts on “A Purse Burglar? Am I One?

  • June 27, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    CB, You say you like the furry kind best, well it seems to me that the fuzz on them would get up your nose and make you have sneezing fits; I know when I get hold of my peeps deep furry slippers I just get to sneezing til it seems like I wont stop sometimes, and when its bad my eyes run tears too. My peeps try to keep them away from me but sometimes forget. It does pay to keep harmful things away from our curious eyes & nose, but please leave our favorites alone. Take Care…
    Woofs & Wags;

    • June 28, 2014 at 6:40 am

      Ha ha on the fuzzy furry slippers. I don’t get the fuzz up my nose, but I can see how it can happen to you. Be careful now. And for sure, let’s keep the good toys strewn all over the house!
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear

  • June 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Charlie Bear, I think you’re safe with stealing your Mom Peep’s footie sox. So glad you don’t go through her purse! What a good lesson for us all! xoxox

    • June 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      I love those footie sox! She has all kinds, but I like the furry type ones in pastel colors best.
      Wiggles and woofies,
      Charlie Bear


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