Now in the chicken keeping world we have to beware of "egg-eaters" - chickens which develop a taste for eggs and eat them as soon as they are laid. These birds often have to be culled if they cannot be coaxed out of their addiction.
So............. what happens when you find the egg eater is none other than your flippin' dog?????
Yesterday I left some bowls on my kitchen with 4 eggs for my neighbour (to thank her for the cakes that had come in the bowls in the first place) I didn't see her yesterday so went to bed with the bowls and eggs still on the kitchen table....... I came down this morning to find only 1 egg in the bowl. Strange. I looked around, I checked with MrNoo (it would have been some breakfast but you never know) no sign whatsoever. I thought I was losing my mind (not for the first time!) I re-counted the ones I have aside for my sister, and the 2 left for me - yep still as they were. So just 3 missing from the bowl (I should add it's like a small mixing bowl with high sides) The only evidence which I did find, some 5 minutes later, was on the ear of Miss Spot..........
You can't really tell from the photo but the ends of her ears are a little wet and matted!!!!!! - I did later find 2 of the tiniest pieces of egg-shell in her bed. So she must have jumped up - removed an egg from the bowl and carried it unbroken to her bed. Whereupon she has eaten said egg and shell, and returned for another 2. I was really cross, but can now see the funny (and it must be said, somewhat clever) side of things. - She is going to stink when that egg dries though and she hates having a bath - methinks it'll be my opportunity for getting my own back!
p.s. she is normally a very good girl and has only ever stolen once before..... funnily enough that was one of my neighbours cakes out of the same bowl!!!!