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The Dangling Tootsie Roll

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WARNING: You might be grossed out by this, but if you have kids or pets, you'll understand. And it is a true story. It just happened a few minutes ago.

First of all, Bad Leroy Brown is the four-legged love of our life.

He loves to ride and often is our traveling companion. He's also a therapy dog, having worked with me with the elderly for several years. But most of all, he is a constant source of joy and laughter in our home.

I thought I'd share an example of that with you by relating something that just happened, just a few minutes ago.

It wasn't long after I'd come back inside after taking Leroy out for a few minutes to enjoy his sunbeam.

I had just sat down to check in with SparkPeople when I heard Leroy making his cute little chirpy chattering sound somewhere in the house. Which is weird because normally, he's right by my side.

So, I got up and headed towards the kitchen. Usually when he makes that cute little chirpy sound, I'll find him standing next to the cabinet where I keep his treat jar. But he wasn't there.

So I started down the hallway, thinking maybe he was in the bedroom wanting up on the bed to take a nap.

Then I heard him . . . .down the stairs. His chirping was coming from his indoor/outdoor kennel area downstairs where he goes to take care of 'business' when he's inside.

So I went down the stairs, walking towards his kennel area when I noticed he was standing next to where he had deposited a couple 'tootsie rolls'. But he was still just standing there, looking up at me with this helpless look on his face that clearly said "Mom, help me!"

I reached over to pick him up. That's when I saw he had a 'tootsie roll' caught in his fur a couple of inches from . . . well, you know from where.

I grabbed the roll of toilet paper I always keep handy and began to remove the offending thing, thinking I'd have to give him a bath immediately to clean him up.

But to my surprise, the 'tootsie roll' was not caught in his fur at all . . . it was just dangling there.

So, I began to remove it only to find that it was securely attached to something.

As I moved it away from him, it became clear that it WAS indeed connected - - - - by a very long silver hair.

Apparently he had somehow swallowed the hair and it had run the course along with his dinner.

(My hair is about 3 inches long, but my DH has a long ponytail.)

So that is the story of the Dangling Tootsie Roll.
Just another adventure in the life of Bad Leroy Brown.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SARAHTAIT 8/7/2013 4:46PM

    I had an issue with tootsie rolls getting stuck in my dogs butt fur....had to bath them to get it all NOT fun! Thats when you know for sure it is time for grooming..he he!

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FELINEBETTER 8/2/2013 6:01PM

    OMG! I almost missed the infamous tootsie roll story! LOL LOL

A truly a sign of a good Mom and a best friend! lol You knew that something was off -- and thank God you did! Poor little Leroy!

Suffice it to say that you are lucky to have each other! emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 8/2/2013 1:47PM

    The ending was totally unexpected. I am glad the pup is well. So did DH respond to the story lol

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BIGPAWSUP 8/2/2013 8:02AM

    oh, poor puppy!!! I'm glad mom could help.

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FUNLOVEN 8/1/2013 6:18PM

    LOL - emoticon Now I know why I am constantly picking my hair up off the bathroom floor !

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GABY1948 8/1/2013 5:24PM

    HOW sweet! I knew exactly where this was going early on and it gave me such a laugh! Thanks and I am SO glad you are in tune to his chirps! Hug him for me! emoticon

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    Poor little guy! LOL

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GWTRIKER 8/1/2013 12:21PM

    LOL--have seen that before with a long piece of grass! Leroy is sure a cutie!

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    You have NO idea the visual this brought because we have a great dane! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/1/2013 9:27AM

    He's adogable.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/1/2013 8:44AM

    OMG! your little Leroy is too adoreable to be BAD! LOL

My Mr. Spot the Wonder Dog (a shi-a-poo) for some reason thinks that paper products are a food group. And ummmm, sometimes he has the same problem!

HUGS and thanks for providing a HUGE smile.

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NELLJONES 8/1/2013 7:51AM

    I have cats and they don't tell me anything, just let me find out on my own.

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PEGGYO 8/1/2013 7:14AM


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KAYYVAUGHN 8/1/2013 5:39AM

    Bad Leroy Brown is a character.

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PAMNANGEL 8/1/2013 2:25AM

    Oh yeah, been there, done that!

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FITANDFIFTY2 8/1/2013 12:58AM

    Us Pet lovers can truly appreciate your story!! We have been there with Sam, our poodle! Gotta love it! Thank you for adding a smile to my day!

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WALLAHALLA 8/1/2013 12:49AM

    We have had similar incidents with our cat, usually involving tinsel from the Christmas tree. He steals them and eats them, and they always get "stuck".

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MSLZZY 8/1/2013 12:11AM


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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/31/2013 11:33PM

    Been there, done that!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/31/2013 10:41PM

    I know exactly what you mean because My little 7 lb Snowball had the same thing happen a few yrs back. LOL Thanks so much for sharing this and bringing back memories. emoticon

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GENESIS2012 7/31/2013 9:21PM

    I laughed and laughed when I read this! Just more proof of how much our pets bring happiness, joy, laughs to our lives!

I have to tell you that when I read this it reminded me of a story of the cat of a gal I worked with some years ago. She was sitting in her living room one evening watching TV when her kitty strolled by her. She noticed that kitty has a string hanging from her tail area so she grabbed it with her thumb and pointer finger and pulled. The cat when howling at 100 mph across the living room and as it ran, the string in my friend's fingers kept getting longer and longer. Seems kitty has swallowed a roll of dental floss! Yes, you guessed it! Talk about not leaving anything "behind." emoticon

We really have our own custom-made comedy shows right at home with our pets. By the way, the very best videos I ever saw on America's Favorite Home Videos have always been the ones of peoples' pets.

Great blog! emoticon


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2BDYNAMIC 7/31/2013 8:57PM

    OMG!! Is than an official "Dingleberry" story? ............. And did you tell your hubby the evidence clearly pointed to him? .................. emoticon ............ and I like your description of the 'tootsie' rolls' ................ (I really got a visual but a chuckle too!!) ......... lol .............

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DAVENPLK 7/31/2013 8:53PM

    It is always amazing the stories we can tell about our pets.
emoticon Linda emoticon

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DARLY55 7/31/2013 8:47PM

    The beagle I had as a kid would eat bologna strings, you know the red ones - anyway, the same thing happened a few times, and guess who got the privilege of pulling out the "stringy mess"! Yes, me, a 10 yr old at the time - yuk!

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TRESSWANN 7/31/2013 8:32PM

    Poor Leroy Brown. Bardot coughed a hair ball and vomited in Tom's shoes one morning this week, meowed and jumped on the bed to wake him

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IDLETYME 7/31/2013 8:28PM

    The antics of our pets is what helps to keep us young at heart! And - we love them so!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 7/31/2013 8:09PM

    Well quite gross but very funny. Gotta love our fur babies and all that goes with them.


I wish I could take our 70-pound yellow lab on rides but we would blind cars behind us with the way she sheds!

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BESCATS 7/31/2013 8:08PM

    Very cute, and he was smart enough to chirp to let you know you were needed.
Tell DH to be more careful with his long hair. emoticon
He is such a cutie !!

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