Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the post where I highlight reader’s comments, answer questions and generally just wrap up my week.
Cupcake said, “GAH! Balsamic Spider! How yummy! Once I ate a butterfly. It wanted to be eaten. It flew right into my mouth. ”
Oh Cupcake, is there anything you won’t eat? LOL
Emma had this to say “Bailie was really bad when we first got her. Being from a litter of 14, she fought for food since day one, so she would hoover up everything and anything she found. One morning right after we got her, it rained and those disgusting worms were all over the ground. She tried to eat those and I thought Mom might puke…yuck!”
Oh that would gross me out too. My dogs like to rub themselves on a dried worm every now and then. Of course, they get washed when they get home.
2 Brown Dawgs said, ” So did you know that a flock of turkeys is also called a “rafter of turkeys””
I did not know that! I did hear that a group of Baboons is called a Congress though….LOL Although some websites dispute this.
Jessica said, “I think I’m a bigger coward than you are. My “go to” command for situations on walks is “Let’s Go!” Followed by turning around and going the opposite direction.”
I don’t think that is cowardly at all, in fact I think it’s very wise to know your pets limitations and to choose your battles wisely. In this case taking the wait and see approach worked for me. We were at a safe enough distance where I felt comfortable waiting.
Molly the Wally asked, “LOL now that takes the biscuit. What next we ask?????”
I’ve found asking myself that question can have far reaching repercussions Molly. Usually as soon as I ask that, I’m given the next challenge!
I can’t even tell you what Retro Rover said, it’s too gross. LOL
Dawn said, “I’m wondering, though, why charcoal would be harmful. Isn’t that what they give dogs when they eat something poisonous because the charcoal absorbs it?”
DZ Dogs said, “But charcoal? No it’s not dangerous unless its been treated with tons of chemicals. ”
You guys are sharp! I looked this up when Sampson ate the packet and I knew one of them had the potential to be toxic, it was iron not charcoal as DZ Dogs pointed out. I have gone back and corrected the post.
Lauranne said, “And perhaps you need to make yourself big and scary to cheer off the cat bear fox thing (I can’t remember what it’s called!) I don’t know if it’ll work but the idea of you walking around stomping your feet and flapping your arms amuses the hell out of me!”
I’m glad I can amuse you. 😀 You do remember my melt down in the street, no?
Monika said, “Sam does that sometimes. We’ll be walking along and all of a sudden, the leash pulls tight and I know “ugh, he’s taking a dump.” Could be in the middle of the street, middle of a sidewalk (especially going up toward front doors–awk!), wherever the notion strikes, this doofas will squat. Some days I want to wear a bag over my head and then I realize how sweet he is and just chalk it up to yet another idiosyncrasy. ”
I’d like to think that if you’ve owned a dog you expect the unexpected and you remember that when you see other dog owners. That being said, I totally get what you are saying!
Pamela said, “I wonder if you should think of carrying citronella on the walks. It wouldn’t hurt the fisher and if you accidentally sprayed Sampson or Delilah, they wouldn’t like the smell but it wouldn’t hurt them either.”
That might not be a bad idea Pamela, I currently carry pepper spray but do worry about spraying myself or the dogs. I’ve also been told an air horn would be effective as well.
That’s it for me folks, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!