This thread is so funny...I have three rescued pit bulls, and I thought they ate a lot of stuff they shouldn't, being the super-high-energy-chew-on-anything kind of pups....but you guys, man, your dogs put mine to shame
We live on a farm, and favorite game of all of our dogs is to leap into the air to try and catch falling whisps of hay as we carry hay out to the fields for the horses and goats. It's not good enough just to catch them, they have to eat them, too. So, we do have a lot of the turd-stuck-in-butt-by-grass types. Gross, but not exciting or entertaining! I think the only thing I was truly amazed at was one of our dogs once ate an entire nylon leash--the only thing we found remaining was the snap--until a day or so later when the rest of the leash made its "exit"...completely whole, folded back-and-forth on itself so it made a nice, neat little turd-leash package!!
They also try to eat a lot of sticks, acorns, dropped horse feed, etc. They really would eat anything. I catch them chewing on baling twine, rocks, any fabric of any kind (lose a lot of gloves this way...the youngest knows exactly which pockets to dig through in my coat to find my fleece gloves!) I also have one that loves toilet paper, right off the roll (that was really funny the first time we busted her and she went ripping around the house, unravelling the roll out behind her!)
But we try really hard to make sure they don't get into stuff they shouldn't. Not only does it usually make for unpleasant nights (50-lb dogs up all night puking all over my bedroom? Been there, done that, not a fan...) but I really don't want to face the vet bills or the stress from having to have one of my pups undergo surgery for something impacted in the gut! I'm also a big believer in CRATE TRAINING. For you guys who don't have dogs but may get one in the future--it's not mean to leave your dog in his/her crate when you can't supervise them. It's not a punishment (my dogs love their crates--it is their own, personal, private space and they go willingly. They are only in them when we're at work, and they sleep in our room at night). Not only will it save your stuff if you have one that chews and make housetraining easier (and, therefore, you'll enjoy your dog a lot more!), but it could save the dog the pain and you the cost of a serious vet visit! Ok, sorry, didn't intend to get on my "crates are great" soapbox...
Glad to know that it's not just my dogs that are gross little eating machines!!