Sherry, I know what you mean ... I found a thread once where someone was offering something that I really wanted and come to find out the thread was over 4 years old!!
I don't even have a clue now what the plant was.
Our Golden Retriever Bo will be 3 in April and I really have to watch him closely outside. He doesn't eat or chew anything in the house but for some reason he thinks anything and EVERYTHING in the yard is his private, personal salad bowl! We took up the wood chip mulch because he was eating it every chance he got and I dug out all of the Elephant Ears and threw them away too. He tried to eat rocks when he was younger and he walked up to a palm tree a couple of times and began gnawing on the bark!! A few months ago I had to take him to the vet because I was so worried ... he ate part of a plastic water bottle including the lid. Vet put him on a mild diet and he eventually passed the chewed up bottle top and bits of plastic. He's a wacky dog and he loves to eat the lawn; he yanks up big chunks and lays down, munching away until it's gone. I asked the Vet if his diet was perhaps missing something and he laughed and said No, Goldens just like to experience everything with their mouths. We don't use chemicals in our yard because of the dog but I still have to be aware of him around plants because so many tropicals have toxic qualities. I love the looks of Castor Beans (Ricinus communis)
but oh my, that plant is so highly toxic and I'd never forgive myself if the dog got into it.
Jennifer LOL, that is funny. I guess some folks missed the seed swaps but I bet a few will be watching and waiting for those seeds next year.