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Sib.HuskyMom
April 14th, 2010, 04:44 PM
So Jasper and Timber and I went for a nice long walk yesterday evening after dinner (as usual).
When we got home, I put them in the backyard to run around and play for a bit (as usual).

But when I looked out the window, I could tell that Timber had something in his mouth, but I couldn't see what. And from the way Jasper was chasing him around the yard, I figured it must have been something 'good'.

Something in my gut told me to send my husband out there, in stead of fetching it out of his mouth myself. Sure enough, it was a dead bird. :frustrated:
I don't think he actually killed it himself, I'm guessing a hawk or something probably dropped it while flying over our yard.

But seriously, EW! :yuck:

Sib.HuskyMom
April 14th, 2010, 04:45 PM
At least he dropped it (reluctently) when DH told him too.

Better than the time I reached into the mouth of my old dog because I thought he was chewing on a rock. Turned out to be a small mouse. :eek::yuck: :laughing:

clm
April 14th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Yes at least he dropped it. :thumbs up Our last dog, Yogi, used to eat the voles and mice that our indoor/outdoor stray liked to catch for him. He knew we would take it away from him, so he would just swallow them whole before we could get to him. :yuck:

.unknown.
April 14th, 2010, 06:26 PM
haha Dogs are totally gross like that. Once I had to get my boyfriend at the time to pry open my dogs mouth so I could fish out a rancid peice of meat she found while we were on a walk. SO GROSS.

Gail P
April 14th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Last spring Thunder found a beaver foot that I had to take away from him. Where it came from I have no idea but he found it while we were out walking the trail around our property. With the whole pack of dogs they drift off into the bush and then back out onto the trail and so maybe he found something that a crow had dropped, or maybe he went through the fence to the neighbour's and found it there. I'm really not sure. They may have given it to their dogs or for all I know maybe they trap and had left their scraps somewhere out back :shrug:

Goldfields
April 14th, 2010, 09:36 PM
Susie(my avatar photo) once caught a slow flying bird and because both her brother and I were after her, him to get it off her to eat, and me just to get it off them, she quickly ate it. Her worst vice though was crunching on poor defenceless blue tongue lizards. They'd come into the yard to eat fruit fallen off our weeping mulberry. It used to make me feel ill listening to her chomp on them. And she was too fast and feral for me to stop her. Must have been the dingo in her coming out.

Sib.HuskyMom
April 14th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Her worst vice though was crunching on poor defenceless blue tongue lizards.

I'm all for feeding raw, but that's a little too "fresh" for my liking. :cool:

Dee-O-Gee
April 14th, 2010, 10:01 PM
I found a dead bird in our yard over the weekend and immediately scooped the poor little guy up before Mollie & Gryphon had a go at it. First thing that comes to my mind is West Nile Virus. :shrug:

Thank Dawg Timber didn't get any further than carrying it around.

Sib.HuskyMom
April 14th, 2010, 10:08 PM
no doubt klm!
you never know what kinds of diseases wildlife will carry.
I suppose it's a good thing Jasper was chasing him around trying to get it too - Timber didn't even get a chance to sit down and try to munch on it :yuck:

This weekend is officially the start of cottage season for us - who knows what they'll find up there.
Last spring they had been out playing and were kind enough to bring me back a fish head - they were all proud, like it was a trophy or something.

Hmmm... perhaps I should have gotten girl dogs, instead of boys :shrug: :p

Goldfields
April 14th, 2010, 10:21 PM
I'm all for feeding raw, but that's a little too "fresh" for my liking. :cool:

:laughing: :laughing: I also caught Dundee running with something in his mouth the other day, a very soggy and headless New Holland Honeyeater.(Aaaww. Poor bird.) I doubt that he ate the head though, it may mean we have a Butcher bird here. I think they take the head off and leave the carcass hanging in a tree. I have heard a bird call recently that I didn't recognise but I thought we were just outside the normal range for Butcher birds. The bad fires last year may have shifted their territory I guess.

otter
April 14th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Hmmm... perhaps I should have gotten girl dogs, instead of boys :shrug: :p

:laughing::laughing:What on earth would make you think girl doggies aren't into gross stuff?

Nolie comes up with the grossest of things.... :wall:

The most fun are the things I can't even identify anymore :yuck:

But I second the good fortune you got your hands on the "goods" before anything was consumed. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
April 14th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I agree with otter! Girl doggies definitely have a little :evil: in them, too! :laughing:

I once told one of the girls to 'give' whatever was in her mouth...and she did...sigh...dropped in right in my hand...turns out she was eatin' poop...

:eeew:

Dee-O-Gee
April 14th, 2010, 11:01 PM
I have to double...double agree with Otter and Hazel! :lightbulb:

Little girly girl doggies do have a little fiesty :evil: streak and wouldn't be any different than a mischievous littly boy pupper! :frustrated:

otter
April 14th, 2010, 11:11 PM
I once told one of the girls to 'give' whatever was in her mouth...and she did...sigh...dropped in right in my hand...turns out she was eatin' poop...

:eeew:
I cannot possibly understand the love doggies have for pure grossness :shrug:

Ugh, i've wrestled with Nolie a couple of times to get stuff out of her mouth... always thrilled to find out it's poop :yuck::yuck::yuck::yuck: by the time you wrestle it out, it's slimy and squishy and :yuck:
needless to say we continue to work on the "give" command - must remember to put it in the training schedule again :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
April 14th, 2010, 11:16 PM
After that incident, I began work on the 'drop it' command... Now I only use 'give' when I'm sure of what's actually in the mouth! :laughing:

otter
April 14th, 2010, 11:19 PM
After that incident, I began work on the 'drop it' command... Now I only use 'give' when I'm sure of what's actually in the mouth! :laughing:

VERY important distinction :thumbs up

Will add both "give" and "drop it" to the training schedule :D

Dee-O-Gee
April 14th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Ho hum...I need to learn how to separate the NO with GIVE and DROP IT commands too! :yell:

I'll run out in the yard and start yelling NO, reach inside their muzzles only to find the most unpleasant (poop) surprise! :yuck:

Somethings gotta give here eh? :shrug:

mummummum
April 15th, 2010, 08:33 AM
I once told one of the girls to 'give' whatever was in her mouth...and she did...sigh...dropped in right in my hand...turns out she was eatin' poop...

:eeew:

And boy is it tough to say "Good dog!" with any enthusiasm when they share THOSE little gifts.

Melinda
April 15th, 2010, 09:06 AM
be thankful they are dead, to date, Brina has carried in 3 live mice and deposited at our feet with her tail wagging as if to say "I rescued it mom, can we keep it now" we think she figures they are my daughters rodent rescues and she's so use to seeing them walking around here.

hazelrunpack
April 15th, 2010, 10:33 AM
SHM, is Timber showing any signs of gastric distress? The last time one of ours picked up a dead bird, he caught some intestinal bug from it even though he didn't ingest any of it as far as we could tell...from the symptoms it was something akin to food poisoning, like salmonella or campylobacter. It started up the day after and lasted for a number of days, even with meds. So if he starts seeming nauseated or goes off his food, you might want to talk to a vet about it.

And boy is it tough to say "Good dog!" with any enthusiasm when they share THOSE little gifts.

Yes. Yes it is. :o :laughing: I managed, even though she had a definitely smug turn to her lip! :p

be thankful they are dead, to date, Brina has carried in 3 live mice and deposited at our feet with her tail wagging as if to say "I rescued it mom, can we keep it now" we think she figures they are my daughters rodent rescues and she's so use to seeing them walking around here.

:laughing: That's funny!

She needs to talk to our dogs. Last time we had a mouse in the house, it ended up chasing all 8 dogs and hubby down the hall! :laugh: Sigh...mouse catching is always hazel's job. :D

.unknown.
April 15th, 2010, 10:50 AM
Girl dogs can definitely be disgusting, too. Luna has rolled on/in dead bird before.

Once, on a walk, Suzie found some diarrhea left by who knows what, and rolled in that.

So gross.


Learning that Suzie had an oral fixation, we taught her drop it and leave it at a super young age, so we rarely have to fish for anything yucky if she does manage to grab it. She'll even drop a treat if we ask her to!

DoubleRR
April 15th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Guess I am too much of a "country girl". My dogs have always hunted small rodents and birds in my yards--I just ensure they are wormed after ingestion.

A fun story--ok, fun to me, anyway. When my now deceased Rhodesian Ridgie Dharma was about two years old, I came home one day having picked up a "city" girl friend from the bus for a visit. At that time, we lived just outside of small BC town on 6 acres, fully fenced for the dogs.
Dharma was in the front yard, on the lawn, lying in what at first glance looked like the contents of a feather pillow. Upon closer inspection, she had caught, killed and almost completely plucked a large pheasant. Couldn't find a spot of blood on the bird--I likely could have eviscerated it and cooked it for dinner--but I took it away from her and gave her an approved bone to chew--since my guest was almost green.......

Sib.HuskyMom
April 15th, 2010, 04:39 PM
SHM, is Timber showing any signs of gastric distress?

So far so good. Which I'm thankful for because the little guy normally has a pretty sensitive tummy.

And with regards to your post above and the GIVE command..... you definitely win the EW Award! :eeew:

How is it possible that our furry little monsters have the ability to completely gross us out on so many levels, yet we still love them to death and invite them into our beds to cuddle? (after a good teeth brushing of course) ;)

:headslap:

hazelrunpack
April 15th, 2010, 08:51 PM
I just figure after a while they suck their teeth pretty clean. If I'm wrong, please don't enlighten me, k? :o :laughing:

I'm glad Timber's tummy is doing good! :thumbs up And :fingerscr he finds no more rancid or decaying 'treasures' in the yard... :yuck: