Some dogs just love to chew. Some dogs just love Christmas. Then there are those dogs that love both -- apparently to excess. For Charlie, a seven-year-old dog in Great Britain, chewing has become something of an extreme sport. Back in March he got carried away with the chewing and ate a scarf belonging to his owner.
In the United States it is fruitcake. In Great Britain it is Christmas
pudding. In either case it is a traditional holiday treat packed with
dried fruit, often soaked in rum, and a fondness maligning both runs
rampant through both cultures. There is a real reason to be wary of both
and it is stirring up a controversy in England right now -- and it is not the reason you many think.