Over at To Know Me is to Love Me, my cousin blogged about some odd things she did as a child. I was already thinking about telling you all this, so I will go ahead and tell you now.
I used to eat dog food. Not the canned kind - that's disgusting. But I ate the dry kind and also cat food. Cat food is a bit better than dog food.
So, we had a neighbor boy and I decided I should marry him when we grew up. I was probably about five or six at the time. Anyway, he wasn't much interested in marrying me so I had to bribe him. I told him if he would marry me, I would bring him some candy. Well, we never had candy around that I can remember. So I would come back out and tell him we were out of candy and give him a handful of dog food instead and we would sit there, each on our own side of the fence, crunching on dog food. It seems that this same scenario played out more than once, so he must not have been real bright, but he was all I had. And also, I used the same technique to get him to promise that we could live on a farm when we got married. I was quite pleased with myself snagging a husband in the first grade.
I also used to lick our pony's salt block - yummm. And I sampled the chicken food, and the pony's oats and her hay and probably the rabbit food, too, but I don't recall. I just loved trips to the feed store! LOL And sadly, this was when I was a few years older.
I don't eat that stuff anymore, but every now and then, walking through the dog food section...