Two funny blogger/columnists in one blog.
As for what you should or should not let your dog eat, I vote for not letting your dog eat a pint of stinkbait just prior to a two hour trip back to Iowa City in a Honda Civic wagon. You should not let your dog eat a five pound bag of brown sugar. I also recommend against letting your dog eat several pounds of dirt plugs produced when you hire a lawn service to aerate your lawn. Especially if you have white carpet. Finally, I suggest that you never let your dog eat, at leisure, from a 25 pound bag of dog chow. He might want to eat it all and he might try. Then you might have to stay up all night waiting for him to relieve himself so that he may again breathe normally and sit down.
Dear old Bucket, we miss you. Ed, too. He just never ate the crazy stuff his buddy did.