Tuesday, November 01, 2005

One last hurrah

In recent weeks, I have increasingly found myself chewing on paper -- primarily magazines, newspapers and book jackets. Perhaps some of you readers in the medical field could tell me: Is it possible that this is a symptom of a pulp deficiency in my diet? Speaking of diet, I helped many of my neighborhood's youths avoid starvation last night by plying them with candy. The children also had the opportunity to see me in my Batpug garb, as I got into the Halloween spirit by donning the costume one last time. My ministry now plans to retire the legendary jersey and hang it from the rafters of the Dogloo Mosque. This seems like a good time to remind the Pug Life faithful that donations are accepted via the PayPal icon at the right side of the page. Masterpieces of pug/Inuit architecture don't build themselves, you know.


JMG said...

My cocker spaniel loves to eat paper, especially Kleenex. And she particularly likes to find the used ones in the garbage. We have had to get the heavy stainless steel trash cans with the flip-up lid so that she can't get to the trash. I can't for the life of me figure out why she loves paper so much--I have wondered if she needs more fiber.

TransplantedOkie said...

I fear that your holiness may be experiencing Pica is an eating disorder typically defined as the persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least 1 month at an age in which this behavior is developmentally inappropriate (eg, >18-24 mo). The definition occasionally is broadened to include the mouthing of nonnutritive substances. Individuals presenting with pica have been reported to mouth and/or ingest a wide variety of nonfood substances, including, but not limited to, clay, dirt, sand, stones, pebbles, hair, feces, lead, laundry starch, vinyl gloves, plastic, pencil erasers, ice, fingernails, paper, paint chips, coal, chalk, wood, plaster, light bulbs, needles, string, and burnt matches. This is usually a job for a psychologist who is able to work with the family unit for resolution.


Could be you just like to chew paper.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Upon intensive reflection, I have decided that Option 2 is the more likely cause.