Thread: My Grand-dog
06-03-2008, 08:47 AM #1
Mary's "What won't they eat?" thread reminded me of my last time doggiesitting my grand-dog Leo. A Pugauzer -Pug Schnauzer cross that basically looks (and acts) like a pug, a pug having a really wild hair day! Leo is a born entertainer, and I just love having him around.
So, I took Mr Leo for a walk in the forest behind the house. No leash, as he sort of obeys me,...eventually,.....at least when he wants to. So I'm walking up this old logging road while Leo is exploring a deer trail running parallel to me just off the road, sniffing here and there. I see (and smell) this big pile of fresh bear poop right in the center of the road I'm on. Not wanting to bring any attention to it, I continued on, hoping The little goofus would also continue on his own path through the woods. Not to be. He must have smelled it, or just chose a lucky change of direction back towards the road. I'm calling his name but he isn't coming. Now I'm frantically calling his name, clapping my hands, etc. "COME HERE LEO!,...HERE BOY!,...MONKEY DOG!" etc
He reaches the pile and I said, from 30 feet away -as sternly as possible- "LEO,.....NO!"
I swear, he looked up at me and smiled. -Almost like he was mentally gauging the distance, and calculating the time factor between he and I, and liked the number he'd come up with. A Big, BIG, PUG smile on his face! Then he proceeded to gobble down that pile as fast as he could 'cause he knew his time was limited.
The rest of the day Mr Leo had that same big old smile on his face everytime he looked at me.
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06-03-2008, 09:19 AM #2
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06-03-2008, 09:23 AM #3
Boy don't we just love are little furry friends!!Hugs
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06-03-2008, 10:38 AM #4
My old man dog Prancer used to always "dig for gold" as we called it. Our cat never used a litter box, he always asked to be let outside "MEOUT!". It was as if Prancer knew his bathroom schedule and would be right out there cleaning it all up! Absolutely gross! I got to where I had to go clean it up before I let the dumb old dog out. I told my vet and he said it wouldn't hurt him. That's not what I was worried about. LOL!
06-03-2008, 10:41 AM #5
LOL the weird things pets do !! My old dog cody used to always " clean up " his own mess as a pup , it used to gross me out !!
06-03-2008, 10:44 AM #6
06-03-2008, 06:58 PM #7
Hmmm, it seems Mr Leo is not alone in this bad habit?!
My turn to say Ewwww!
You're right, Lauren, those pugs do smile! You had one that liked to be in the baby's swing? Was yours a comedian too? Leo does the stupidest stuff, then will look at you and smile. When he thinks he's being especially funny, his head will bob up & down and his panting sounds like he's laughing. I actually believe he is laughing.
06-04-2008, 01:36 AM #8
That is funny! Ozzy ( my goldendoodle) will not pass up treats form the cat box either!! Gross! He came in my office the other day with cat liter stuck all in his teeth.. I thought I was going to throw up!Meds on now:
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06-04-2008, 02:02 AM #9
Our grand-dog (a springer) would simply lay down and rub in it --- she always smells sooooo yummy after a run in our pasture. EEEEEWWWW!
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06-04-2008, 02:13 AM #10
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My daughters cat has not been feeling well and she took her to the vet yesterday who diagnosed her as having IC. She went into great detail about the lining of the bladder, etc. I was pleased that she was so knowledgeable. My daughter and son-in-law both told the vet that their mom also has IC. I knew that cats had actually been studied because they get IC too.sue
06-04-2008, 03:11 AM #11
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My 2 yr. old dog Gracie loves to eat poop- cat, bear, deer, anything but dog, thank goodness for the small things, eh?All the neighborhood cats think our yard is the public litter box. Last weekend she found bear poop on one of our walks- she was off leash, had a sample and rubbed her face in it. The I was gardeneing for someone and thier propery borders a cow pasture filled with heifers. There is an electric fence, but Graice can slip right under it. She fopund a fresh pile of the green wet stuff, had a taste and then rolled in it. I was mortified. I ahd to stay another hour and a half to finish up my job, but when I got home she got a bath outside! The next day opn her walk she found a half decomposed fish and promptly grabbed it up in her mouth to proudly carry,lol. My husband said he was able to "trade it" with her for a treat.
06-04-2008, 06:03 AM #12
Ooooh how nasty, Judith,...-the "green wet stuff"! I can just see Gracie prancing up with her rotting fish. People just don't appreciate a good smell!
Sue, I've heard of cats also having IC. Poor things! Is your daughter's cat being treated in any way for it?
I like that photo of Ozzy! It seems mining for treats in the catbox is a favorite passtime from the posts!
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06-05-2008, 01:44 AM #13
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My dogs would have eaten and rolled in it too. Must say bear poo would be worse then deer. I can picture him standing htere smiling and then chowing down like it was a big piece of steak . People probably think we dont' feed out children enough food that they have to eat poo poo. You know what amazes me?? You never once mentioned you were worried the bear would come back or was still near by so Leo eating the bear poo was more frightening then the bear itself.
At least out lives are never dull with our little pets around us.
06-05-2008, 09:13 AM #14
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