Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Silly me, they said 'Baa-Shit Hound' not 'Bassett Hound'.

I was talking to Gabe on the phone yesterday, discussing his upcoming move back to Colorado this summer when I walked past Rocky's room, tripping over Jubilee, the Oompy, who shadows my every move when I'm home. Her eyes and mine focused on a little 'indiscretion' right about the same time and we both got an 'oh shit!' look in our eyes. I shouted out and glared down at the hound but she was no longer by my feet. She ran like lightning into the room and before I knew what her intention was she had scooped the log up in her jowls and streaked past me. Instinctively I took chase down the short hall and up the stairs.

That was about the time it dawned on me....

Just what did I intend to do once I caught the turd-eating pooch... take the turd away?

Oh heck no! I didn't want it! I hit the handle on the back screen door and Jubilee ran out without slowing down. I didn't even bother to see what she was going to do with her prize, I just slammed the door shut.

Jubilee has been a part of the family for 4 weeks now. The novelty has worn off. She is no longer the 'Poopy Little Puppy'. She is the Shit-Hound! The lady who sold her to us told me that she might be eating the turds to hide the evidence of her accidents so we wouldn't be angry at her.

Ah Jubi, you shouldn't have! Really, you shouldn't have... so quit it!

Gabe was laughing on the phone the whole time. Yeah... just wait till this summer when he gets to meet Jubilee face to stinking face, and she licks him with her poopy tongue! We'll see how hard he laughs then!

I've been surveying my friends who have dogs and almost all of them admit that their dogs eat turds. I've had dogs before, they never at turds! Alpo dog food which is hard to distinguish between pre-digestion and post-digestion - yes. A dead critter now and then, maybe. Then of course a mother dog will lick her babies to make them 'go', and all dogs lick their own butts (and other dogs butts), but I'd never heard of them just out right eating shit before.

It's like extreme food recycling.

And yet through all this traumatic discovery I have found a new inspiration to communicate with my Maker. Each night I pray: "Dear God, thank you for making me human rather than canine."

Who ever coined the phrase 'it's a dog's life' must have had a shit hound.

9 comments:

garnett109 said...

Alot of dogs eat shit , Don't know why tho, she'll grow out of it.

garnett109 said...

just googled it, it is because her diet is poor or she is in bad health?

Nyt said...

Try giving her a couple of tablespoons of yogurt. Plain old yogurt..no flavored. The theory is that dogs who eat their own poop are trying to recover the bacteria. yogurt puts it back in... I do it every morning with both my dogs..it's worked so far....

Donna said...

I've never heard of a dog eating its own feces! Calf poop and horse poop, you bet. But dogs eating dog poop? That's just unnatural! You know, sorta like cannibalism. Kinda.

Astaryth said...

Ewwwwwww! but at least he took the poop out and you didn't have to clean it up. Bassett's are sometimes difficult to housebreak.

Eating poop from other animals? Yeah, some do... eating their own is usually a problem; either behavioral or healthwise. Try the yogurt. Also, being a puppy he may be missing some vitamin or mineral, might ask the vet to check. And finally, try adding... oh darn, my mind is a blank.. I think it is garlic? or maybe brewers yeast? to the food. Makes the poop taste bad ;p Hmmm... you may have to google that one (or ask your vet)

Amy said...

There's a powder at the pet store that you can sprinkle on their food that makes the poop less appealing to them....my cocker was interested in her own business, too. euch...

Christopher said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... I am sitting here at 1:45 am laughing my ASS OFF at reading this!!

In all seriousness... I would watch it though... I heard they can get sick from eating their own " SHIT" I would try to break out out of the habit before she winds up in the vet

--- Christopher

http://cmarlow480.blogspot.com/

Maire said...

LMAO, when it comes right down to it, (and maybe they are compensating for something in their diets) no matter how we try to humanize them, they dont care what they eat, its all gourment to them. My dogs love to eat guinea pig poop, you'd think they were eating filet mignon...

Traci said...

I've had our dogs eat horse poop and cat poop but never their own! Ewwwwwwwwww!