Thank you Laurie. Why didn't I think of that? I bet that dog did eat that fruitcake. Come to think of it, on Christmas morning the dog didn't eat her food. The kids said people were feeding her ham so I didn't think much of it. She probably ate that fruitcake while we were at midnight mass. Usually when she does stuff like that I find remnants and wrappings. I guess I'll have to tell my mother that she should ask her if it was any good. I guess we'll just have to run with this theory. There doesn't seem to be any other explanation and that dog IS the biggest sneak on the face of the earth!