well, at the age of 4yrs, dandy finally did it: got into the garbage and binged out. my hubbie left the bag, open and untied, on the back deck. i went out to bring dandy back in and was all WTH!??? cleaned it up, and didn't think anything of it. afterward, i fed him his breakfast and he was decidedly lacklustre. he wasn't into it at all. i thought oh well, and gave him his breakfast without doing the training - we all have off days after all - and went upstairs to do the dishes. about half an hour later, O M G, did dandy spew! three giant, steaming piles with the most obnoxious stench you can imagine! there were yoghurt labels, bits of meat tray, a tray liner, half a loaf of bread (entire half-slices - looks like he didn't bother to chew, just hoovered them up), even *whole* potatoes, mostly still frozen! i didn't even know his stomach had that kind of capacity, is what i'm saying! well, he seems okay now - he's perked up but still looking a bit frayed around the edges so i'm not sure if i should take him to the park and let him run around or if i should just keep him home and quiet for a day or two.... ? he AND the cats - for the last ... i dunno, week, maybe? ... they've been acting really really wierd: they act like they're starving all the time even though they're putting on weight. dandy's okay but the cats are actually getting fat (it's not the pot-bellied "worm belly" thing, either - they're just getting fat) and still they're literally howling for food!