Okay, so. In S6, I had a large, close-knit group of SPN friends. I enjoy every year in SPN fandom in a different way, often with entirely new and ever-shifting groups of people--but my S6 year is probably one of my fondest, not least because we talked a lot about Sam eating weird things, or Sam being turned into weird things.
While we were discussing 6x08, which is the one with the guy who is a dog but also a skinwalker, I asked this fine and completely upstanding group of people something along the lines of, WTF is up with (soulless) Sam and this dog guy. WHY IS HE SO INTERESTED. WHY IS HE BEING SO MEAN TO THIS POOR DOG GUY. AND WHY IS HE LOOKING AT HIM LIKE THAT.
Which led to a discussion of skinwalker guy in the context of Bones, the dog from 5x16.
Which led to a friend of mine being like, Well, one day Sam got real hungry up in Flagstaff, and Bones was right there…
Which led to me writing pre-series comment!fic/crack!fic, not about Bones, about that one time when Sam was fifteen and Dean was with Lisa and Sam ended up in strange hunter company and they ate dogs (and other things) together. Because far be it from me to resist an opportunity to write about (un)comfort food, weird random hunters, Lisa, and bb!Sam in wtf-is-my-life situations, honestly.
Which led to my friend suggesting that in the hunting world, there were social hierarchies, and hunters who ate dogs (and other things) ranked just about hunters who ate the monsters they killed. (Which led to me, obviously, also writing fic about the Campbell relatives who sold "beef" jerky on the side of the road to unsuspecting tourists. Obviously. Have I mentioned that I loved the Campbells? XD)
Anyway, that's the story of the fic where Sam eats a dog. Though I will say, in the context of S8 with Sam and Riot (the dog), even or 9x05, the talking dogs episode, this subject only begs further research.
I sure hope S12 inspires me to write unpalatable things. S6 was gr8!