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Walking Puppies

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I have two lab/hound mix puppies (5 months, about 50 pounds, so pretty big dogs) that I walk twice daily: Colby and Jack. Tonight, one of these babies (Colby) found something to pick up on the walk. I am always telling him to "leave it", or "drop it". He rarely listens. But I could hear him crunching it and I was thinking about what it could be, and didn't want him to have it. After much negotiation, I used my t-shirt as a sort of glove to get it out of his mouth.

It was a flat frog, and I now had frog guts on my shirt. I was so grossed out, I was tempted to come home. I hate that stuff, and I did embarrass myself by making quite a fuss.

I think the fuss startled Colby and Jack, because they were easier to walk after that. :)

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  • no profile photo CD2348080
    It is amazing how when they think they have upset you a dog will behave better for a while!
    1244 days ago
  • JANET552
    I hate when that happens. I usually have poop bags to help remove things from a dog mouth though sometimes I can just shake it out.
    1244 days ago
  • CHERYLHURT
    Eww! Yuk! Guts are icky!
    1244 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    Oh, Frog guts. I have a Bloodhound mix. He listens pretty well for a Hound. Your pups are young though. don't give up hope lol.
    1244 days ago
  • EDLEAR
    Oh, yeah! Puppies will eat just anything won't they? My little guy is six months old now and I can't believe the nasty things I pull out of his month. Never frog gut though, least not yet!
    1244 days ago
  • ITHILDRIEL
    Those are big puppies! emoticon Frog guts, ewwwww.
    1244 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH LORD! I can't say I'd like frog guts on my shirt either! EWWWWWWw
    1245 days ago
  • METOBE
    Oh gross! Lesson learned from this - carry an old dust cloth or plastic bag or something with you on walks in case they find more treasures?
    I like TamiP's comment about what Colby was probably thinking. Funny.
    On the positive side... not only are you getting in a walk every day because of the rambunctious pups, you're probably getting in some strength training manhandling them enough to keep them in line.

    1245 days ago
  • PISCES24
    Oh no! Funny puppies the can be.....mine is too old do be that playful and curious anymore.....Just a lap dog. Hope the shirt can be saved....ewww!
    1245 days ago
  • PHEGNOMENAL
    Your dogs' names make me want a grilled cheese sandwich, lol.

    At least Colby didn't have a reaction to the frog. My Siberian Husky once got a hold of a toad and instantly started foaming at the mouth---which I suppose is a normal thing for dogs who eat toads, but it scared me nonetheless. I hope you're able to get the frog guts out of your t-shirt. I've never seen a Tide commercial advertise that as one of its stain removing abilities, so it'll be interesting to hear if it does work. Haha!
    1245 days ago
  • TAMIP62
    LOL Colby was probably thinking "hey, you wanted it, what are you freaking out about."
    1245 days ago
  • GBOOBOO1
    LOL that reminded me of my dog that found a rotten duck egg and liked it so much that he rolled himself in it and came running in the house to share it with me. I heaved all the way to the bathroom to bathe him.
    1245 days ago
  • SHOCOSS
    Eww! But I'm glad they had pity on you for the rest of your walk
    1245 days ago
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