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.
"All parts of the plant are highly poisonous, including the red berries which may be attractive to children. If ingested—even in small amounts—the plant can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, reduced heart rate, blurred vision, drowsiness, and red skin rashes.
Roughly 38 different cardiac glycosides (cardenolides) have been found in the plant, some among others:"
I have pink ones. They spread like crazy, but the smell…divine, especially after a nasty post-Christmas winter. We have multiple dogs, cats, and tons of birds along with visiting toddlers. No casualties over the decades from these plants. Now the thorns on the roses are a different issue.