Friday, January 29, 2010

What a revolting development

I caught the woodpecker in action this morning

Once the school bus has gone past in the mornings, I turn Sadie out to romp. I'll see her zoom through the back yard outside my computer room window, happy as a lark. Yesterday on one of her trips around the house, I noticed she had something in her mouth and decided to see what it was. I went to the front door and waited for her to appear around the corner, then said, "Sadie, come here, let me see."
She willingly came to me (with her head tucked, just in case she was doing something wrong), and dropped her prize, which turned out to be a trimmed-off piece of horse-hoof.
"Do you want to bring it in the house?"
You might find this hard to believe, but she picked it up and ran ahead of me to the door. Once inside, she chewed on the thing for the better part of an hour, leaving behind a bit of a mess that I cleaned up; no biggie.
Today, once again, I saw her run past my window; I didn't think she had anything in her mouth, but I figured it was time for her to come inside. Once I got her on the porch, I realized she did have another prize, perhaps a smaller piece of horse-hoof. She had enjoyed chewing on the one yesterday, I figured, "Why not?"
And then she came inside and dropped it on the floor.
"Sadie, wait! What is that?"
She hunkered down upon hearing my harsh voice, and backed off.
I got closer... and closer...
And realized it was frozen cat-poop!
Yuck.


9 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Ha! Don't you just love it when they bring such nice treats? Too funny. I don't know why some pups find that treat simply irrestible! -Tammy

madcobug said...

Yucky, Makes you wonder why dogs love nasty stuff. pretty pictures of the woodpecker. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I don't think either thing would have made it in my house. As I have a neighbor with at least 10 cats ,when I had them, the beagles would often find prizes outdoors like that and I was always on the look out lest they bring it in.

Amy said...

I had purchased some hooves for my dogs a week or so ago, and gave them out. About an hour later, Jesse walked by and said "What's that smell?! It smells like a barn in here!" Uhhhhhhhh.....LOL

Sheila said...

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ingasmile said...

Poop popsicles!

Inga

Leilani Lee said...

I found an abandoned dog running on the street and brought it home and everything was fine for about an hour, until it began cleaning out cat box for us. I knew this was sort of a normal thing for dog to do, but I almost heaved and I am sorry to say I called animal control and had they picked it up.

Midlife Mom said...

Gross! I don't know why dogs find that so pleasing to the taste! Hoof pieces are one thing but cat poop, I'd have to draw the line! I've seen horses that eat poop too.....gag.....

Ora said...

Considering we have a cat and a dog...with a litter box...Max has never bothered it...however...he loves to find the nastiest most awful smelling pile of crap he can and ROLLS in it!!!! oh wow...the smell...gagging!!!! needless to say...a bath is in order...some weeks the animal gets three baths...and that is ok...but oh my back!!!??? LOLOL...you go Sadie...keep that lady of yours on her toes LOLOL....hugs from Ora