We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lots of things that are great to eat look and smell like something horrible before being properly prepared.
Easier to keep pigs from eating a truffle than keep dogs from destroying one. Pigs are much slower and don't range as far. When a pig detects a truffle it has to root with its large snout to find it, something that's easier to spot and quickly stop.
Some years back (26 years or so) we were visiting small local Oregon wineries tasting and buying wines we liked. This tiny winery had made a chardonnay bottled with a small local truffle placed in the bottle. The cost was high so he charged $1 for a small taste. Wow! That was good. I could still taste it weeks later. That would be a great wine to use in cooking.