Sunday, April 08, 2007

Visual Evidence

I've written in the past about Pappy's complex about treats over four inches long, but this public service announcement provides a documentary exhibit. The object of his pathological anxiety is a pressed rawhide bone from his birthday stash of goodies. You can't really hear his whining throughout the incident, because it often penetrates the ultrasonic range.

Following the filming he took the bone into the backyard, scraped aside some mulch, and partly covered it-- a milestone! The first time (to my knowledge) he's buried something! After a couple of hours I finally coaxed him into gnawing the end a bit, at which point he snarfed it down.

13 comments:

Charlie said...

Dog, that Pappy's talented! He even throws the bone back to you!!
- Charlie

Bogart said...

I love the part when the bone is coming slowly at you Pappy, and the way you move.... that's hilarious!!!

Happy Easter!

Love,
Bogart

Gus said...

Hey! teka says Pappy can ship those phobia inducing bones to her, and she will make them disappear! Permanently.

Thanking you in advance, she remains

Teka the terrible

Bella said...

Oh Pappy you are so cute & gentle with your bone - seems like you are not sure whether to play with it or chomp on it
I try & take on bones & chewys that are as big as me & sometmes too big for me to even move !!!

Paw Power & Wuffs
Bella

Nugget said...

Very cute! I wonder what Ozzy would do with a bone. We just have chew toys and stuffed animal. Ozzy loves them all.

Pappy's Fella said...

Charlie, Bogart, Bella, Nugget,
This is definitely the adorable part of giving him a treat. But then there is the other two hours of him wandering around the house, treat in mouth, crying incessantly...

Teka,
Tempting though your offer is for us, Pappy does have some perverse love affair with his bones. He's just a melancholy romantic.

Finnegan said...

Pappy is too funny. My mommy is in love with him. I guess I will have to start throwing my bones back at her. Not!

Woofs,
Finny

Charlie said...

You haven't, perchance, left a copy of Kliban's "Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head" lying around?

Dachsies Rule said...

Mom was laughing so hard when Pappy threw the bone back, we thought she was going to fall out of her chair. If it is remotely edible, Sammy will grab it and give it a go.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Pappy's Fella said...

Finn and Dachsies,
I guess I didn't realize the throwing thing was that unusual. He always tosses me his ball that way. Really.

Nugget,
I used to have that book, but it's long gone. I remember the cover with the mound of mashed potatoes in the shape of a head.

Maggie said...

You're too funny Pappy! I love the way you tossed the bone back! That would never happen here!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Ferndoggle said...

Looks like Pappy has you pretty well trained to throw his bone for him!!! Ha Ha! Dumb Dog, my a$$!

He's so adorable...ehm, I mean very macho & handsome.

Ferndoggle

Pappy's Fella said...

Maggie,
It is oddly like he's trying to share the rawhide. Strange.

Ferndoggle,
He's got me trained alright... trained to spend hours on the blog and movies.