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Posted on Wed, May 05, 2010 16:36

So, I slather up my bare arms with Coco Butter Oil and put on my headnet [protection against the black fly bites I'm so allergic to] and take my little mutt for a walk up the road.  A road right here in the heart of town.  Under a great canopy of oak trees, passed the Vol. Fire Company building, almost passed the open air pavilion behind the building---and muttsieburgers goes nuts.  She's on a ten foot lead and she's sniffed something incredibly exciting and interesting on the 15 yards of grass between the road and the pavillion.  She's jumping about, spinning around in mid-air like a whirling Dervish, with excitement.  I let her go toward the scent.  She finds the spot where it's the strongest and does what dogs love to do when they find a wonderfully noxious, foreign [to them] scent:  she flops down on her back and rolls in it in a frenzy, looking like she's gone psychotic.  

I find this very funny and think she must have found a spot where a ground hog or a wild turkey spent enough time to leave a strong scent behind.  The scent of both those critters drives her wild.   I laugh...and laugh....and laugh some more....  Then the wind shifts and I get thrust up my nostrils the smell of Black bear.  Nothing unusual with that in my neck of the woods, but the smell is awfully strong....  I get closer, as close as I can get to my whirling Dervish of a pet, and, as I'm looking through the netting of my headgear, I don't see anything unusual.  So, I make sure there are no black flies swarming around my head, lift the headnet high enough to see the ground clearly, and----OH, MY GOD.  Little Miss Maggie is in a frenzy over a HUGE pile of bear shit.

 

 

She's ground it into the fur on her back, her legs---her Spitz-like tail....oh, Geeze.....

 

We have to continue our walk because she hasn't done her own business yet--and we're accompanied on the walk by the sweet yet putrid smell of rotting nuts and other unidentifiable vegetation. 

 

When we get home, I keep her on her leash so I can keep her from touching anything in my apartment, strip down to my birthday suit, haul the little demon into the shower with me [I have no tub---and no dog shampoo] and scrub her up with a bar of Irish Spring.  And she can't understand why I have to get this newly acquired wonderfully strong, foreign smell off her....  She protests most vehemently.

 

Now, none of this would have been a big deal except that yesterday I SPENT TWO HOURS SCRUBBING MY BATHROOM AND POLISHING THE WOODWORK TO A PRISTINE GLOSS!!!!!!  NOW I HAVE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.  AS WELL AS RESCRUBBING THE FLOOR AND WASHING THE FLOOR MATS AGAIN. 

Well, she smells almost normal, now.  There's still a hint of Black bear coming off the little canine demon, but I can live with that, as long as I can get her groomer to move her next grooming date up from two weeks hence to TOMORROW!!!!!  

 

And I'm thinking of taking up Theo's habit of sipping white wine while eating miniature marshmallows.  Should I succumb to that calorie-laden, stress-relieving vice, I'll need some really good dieting tips as 24 hours from now I'll be a good 5 pounds heavier than I am now, and I'm already a good 5 pounds overweight!!!

Pat  



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Posted on Sat, May 08, 2010 00:12

Quoting Curious2078

D., I didn't know this.  So, how much $$ can I get for 100 pounds of dog poop, and where do I ship it?

LMAO




there used to be a product called " Doggie Doo-lee"  It WAS a composter for dog waste.

I d try looking it up on the net. Dont  know if there is any market for the poo but you can use iton your own yard.

Was not supposed to smell after the composting.



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 16:29

SMAX: Sounds marvelous.  I used to be able to let Maggie run free on a friends 15 acres along the Delaware River.  She stayed with my friend's dogs because she was still very much puppy-minded and "in love" with my friend's Rottweiler who never ran off toward the street and always came home when called.  When Maggie started to get a little more independent-minded, she thought exploring the street was a good idea--and she wouldn't come when called.  Even now the little "demon" won't come when she's called if she's focused on some enticing blade of grass, a patch of forest floor that might contain grand doggie treasures if she digs deeply enough, or the call of the "greener greenery" over the next hill has her mesmerized.  She'd absolutely love your place---but once she got to running, I'd be afraid she'd never come back.

Pat     



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 13:33

Hun..   your pup would love it here.  My dog is free to roam over 1000 acres of my family's farm.  He rolls in everything he can..  and brings home things any self respecting vulture wouldn't touch.  The best thing is ..  he is an outdoor dog.  He has no collar or leash to worry about.  He is sleeping in a wicker rocker on the porch right now.  He gets rid of the smells by swimming in the ponds.. He is half german shephard and half husky and has more people on FB commenting on his photos than on mine.  In the winter he sleeps in the unheated garage and has his own door to go in and out of.  I wake up on a sub zero morning to see him sitting up on the porch table watching the sunrise.  Its truly a dog's life!



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 12:22

I'm laughing, Bill.  LOLOLOLOLO....

Pat



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 10:37

This blog is reminding me of some 9 year old's form of bathroom humor. It's about the guy walking down the street and he sees something that looks like doggie poop. He says: "That sure looks like doggie poop." Then he dabs a little on his finger; smells it and says to himself; "that sure smells like doggie poop." Wanting to be absolutely sure he puts a little bit on his tongue and says: "That sure taste like doggie poop." He then thinks for a second and says to himself: "Well if it looks like doggie poop and it smells like doggie poop and it tastes like doggie poop; Then it must be doggie poop." "It's a good thing I didn't step in it." There is a lesson to be learned here. LOLOL...



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 07:45

Quoting shazbot82

compost compost compost. There IS technology available tomake it useful . I think its that we have so much cow-SH*t that no own bothers to try the other kinds.

Of course, water treatment plants do just that,,,and ship the sludge of humans off to be used someplace.



D., I didn't know this.  So, how much $$ can I get for 100 pounds of dog poop, and where do I ship it?

LMAO



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 07:42

Quoting candeee

omg...you made me laugh.lmao



So glad to have done so...



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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 06:35

omg...you made me laugh.lmao



Candy...;)

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Posted on Fri, May 07, 2010 00:03

Quoting Curious2078

Shaz, I've often wondered if there's a way to make carnivores' poop useful.  If we could find a way to do that, those of us who don't mind getting our hands--and boots--dirty, could get very rich [LOL].

Pat



compost compost compost. There IS technology available tomake it useful . I think its that we have so much cow-SH*t that no own bothers to try the other kinds.

Of course, water treatment plants do just that,,,and ship the sludge of humans off to be used someplace.



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Posted on Thu, May 06, 2010 15:12

Shaz, I've often wondered if there's a way to make carnivores' poop useful.  If we could find a way to do that, those of us who don't mind getting our hands--and boots--dirty, could get very rich [LOL].

Pat



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Posted on Thu, May 06, 2010 14:22

ah,,,feces,,the REAL gold on this planet !

Just think of all the seeds being dispursed ( now by your dog) and all the wonderful benefits of " natural fertilizer"

Hey, it could have been worse,,she could have found a baby shunk. THAT stench never seems to fade !

 Well, Pat, you werent doing anything else important, that day ,were you ???

I DO pity the extra cleaning up..I hate it when that happens



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Posted on Thu, May 06, 2010 11:56

Hello Empress.  Black bears are numerous around here.  Usually, though, they do their best to avoid humans.  I don't think they like the way we humans smell.  [LOL]

Theo, I've decided to stick with red wine and dark chocolate.  That we if you and I ever get to avoid the insects together, you won't have to worry about me eating all your marshmallows!!!!

Sophia, Devil Woman, should we put Maggie and Oliver on bread and water for a month?  Naw.  They're just too darn cute to stay mad at for that long....

Pat



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Posted on Wed, May 05, 2010 22:08

OMG....this is soooo funny! I am laughing out loud right now...and I mean the throw back the head belly laughing. You are a brave woman to deal with bear poop. Kind of made me think of SNAKE night...where I had to deal with killing the thing and you had to deal with shampoo and I think my option was easier! lol..... 

 

Marshmallows and white wine....you will never know what you're missing till you try it.....I can see you coming to the light....lol

 

 Theo



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Posted on Wed, May 05, 2010 17:39

Glad you didn't come across the source of the doggy delight!


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