Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WTF Wednesday - Bonus Labradork Edition

Before I start, here is a handy labradoink identification card that the policemanpersons carry when they are looking for the bad meth labs. Hehehe (thanks Asta)














So I'm listening to the BBC news as I like to do immediately prior to my morning nap when my ears perk up to the words "Labrador retriever."

Being a loving brother to the wee little black devil, I am always keen to hear any relevant labranews.

Imagine my astonishment when I heard about,

Tucker, the Poop Sniffing Lab!

Seriously! This dude rides around in a boat looking for ..... whale poop! WTF?

What is his training like? "Tucker, where is the poo? Find the poo." Does his human have whale poop samples that she uses for training? The mind boggles.

Oh, ruh, roh, momma wants to say something with her blue italicized words.


This is actually pretty cool. The researchers need whale poop to find out what is going on with the whale population and little Tucker can sniff it up to 2 kilometers away and help them find it.







Yuh, whatever. You know what else? When he finds the whale poop his reward is, get this, a TENNIS BALL! How predictable.









OMD! See him having a total spaz with the tennis ball? That is so like PeeWee. Ish. Those labradogs are just plain nutty.
Mango Man! Oh yeah!


P.S. The BBC's also did a special report on the most annoying American phrases and number one was, "whatever." Yuh, as if! WHATEVER! They are just jealous because they have to speak the Queen's English instead of speaking proper American. For sure.

45 comments:

Barbara said...

He sniffs for poo? I have some in my backyard!! Well, not whale poo, but Minnie and Trix are good at hiding it!

pam said...

We are fer sures not wantin to see that meth lab!

Bobo and Meja

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

When that poo sniffing lab gets a tennis ball, he looks like he could double as a meth lab! BTW, Mom laughed so hard she cried about the meth lab thing - and promptly copied the photo and emailed it to about 1000 people because she found it so funny. This probably explains why we have no Christmas decorations in our house. *sigh*

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Kristine said...

Hahahahahaha! That photo is too funny. You're such a cut up, Mango. ;-)

That is a really interesting story about the whale poop sniffing dog. Is there a cooler animal out there? Seriously.

Bronson and Pepper said...

Wow...we could not be more shocked...a fellow dogsniffing for whale poop...interesting to say the least! And as to the labs...our DOH#2 fell out of her chair laughing at that one. Thanks for letting us in on what to look for!
Bones and Treats
Bronson and Pepper

Bouncing Bertie said...

Like, as if British teenagers don't say "whatever"?
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Two Pitties in the City said...

I wonder who coordinates that poo-sniffing training. Although if it's whale poo...wouldn't it be kind of hard to miss?

Elyse said...

Okay, that Tucker was a total meth lab with that tennis ball...spaz. I guess if you sniff out whale poop all day it makes you go crazy like that. Go figure! Take it easy, Mango!

Elyse and Riley

The Heartbeats said...

So Momma wants to know how big whale poo is? She feels that it certainly can't be any bigger than mine or McIvers. I have to say, mine is bigger than McIver's. BOL!

Wiggles,
Calhoun

Oskar said...

We're still laughing about the meth lab!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Sue said...

Whatever.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OMD, that meth lab thingie is hysterical! We got a lot of good laughs here today, Mango - both from your incredibly funny posts and your comical and clever commenters.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Frankie Furter said...

Now I have sniffed LOTS of poop in my time... BUTT... never WHALE poop. Cool Drool.

Carol from Down Under said...

I thought I had owned great danes but now realise they were actually meth labs. Sob. As for the poo, all I can say is what a nose! No worries, love Carol.

HoundDogMom said...

A Whale Poop sniffing dog. What will they come up with next. We thinks that whale poop sniffing lab is the one in the picture posing as the Meth Lab. You made our day Mango and Crew, as usual.

Jen said...

Hmmm, do I have a lab for them, then!!!! Sophie can smell poop a mile away.... but races over to it, to have a little snack, which I am SURE defeats the purpose, right?? Ah, guess I'll just have to keep her then, instead of sending her off to hunt whales!

Thanks for the smile Mango and crew!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Dewey Dewster said...

I tell ya Mango....ya could possibly get rid of the Labradude that irks ya.... if ya could get 'em ta learn how ta sniff out that whale poo.......what do they do with it when they find it anyway? I love ta play ball but I swear it would be a toss-up between ball playin' and rollin' in the whale poo after the poo discovery.....there's just somethin' about that scent that drives us crazy......

Love yer Christmas wreath.......it's lovely.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo already know my thoughts on Labradorks!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus said...

you betcha!

Kari in WeHo said...

That training must be... interesting?

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Niamh said...

Thank you Mango for letting us know about this fascinating subject. We have never given a thought to whale poo before. Now we will be on the look out for it the next time we go to the beach. It probably smells wonderful.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Marjie said...

Makes me glad we mastiffs don't have the keenest noses, and so one of our kind is not an official whale poop sniffer.

Drools,
Thor

The Boston Lady said...

Aside from the Meth Lab, the whale-poop sniffing lab and the British disdain for "proper American English", I am most fascinated Mango that you partake of the BBC broadcasts. How highbrow of you. Whatever. Ann

Sam and Pippen said...

What's the point in finding whale poo if you can't roll in it? Labs are weird!

Sam and Pippen

Kitty+Coco said...

Sniffing for whale poop..Hot dang, I think I may just put Coco to work. She only has a half-nose and can sniff poo (to eat) a mile away.

Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy to you Mango.

Kitty and Coco

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hu Hu's.. oh 'dat funny stuffs for sure.. ;) (see what me's did 'dere)
Me said for sures..

Okays.. so me should get a tennis ball 'cuz me found some whale poops just 'dis mornings.. hu hu hu hu's... (belly resting itself)
hu hu hu hu's...
me sissy IzZY'z...
Oh me not 'dat mean.. hers can take it's... us puggies don't mind so much.. we's known for us marshy mellowy creamy filled centers.. snorts!

Butt yous already knows 'dat TriXies noses finds 'dat poops and eats its... gag me wits spoon.. (see what me did agains) another American termanix..
Me likes to use 'da word whatever so whatevers to 'dems..
(did yous see what me ... what?? no? .K me stop wits 'da jokes :(

Laters big me's
Yous twinner,
Anakin Man

houndstooth said...

We read about that dog earlier this year! I think he has a pretty cool job, riding around in a boat with his people and playing with his tennis ball. If I could get Mom to ride around in a boat all day with me, I'd be all about it!

Those stuffy Brits! Whatever is the best word invented right after pink!

Bunny

Those Elgin Pugs said...

'dis me's agains... yous Mini me's...
Me's just wanted to clear flies in 'dat first sentence me not group meself as pug... nope, me just saying me sissy's are pugs..
duh.. me's mini..
Okay 'den..

tell big adventures to stop messing wits yous momma's tree too.. snorts

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow a poop snooffer that is pretty cool..
Great video...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Whatever! That Meth Lab looks pretty scary!

Hound Girl said...

I think this sounds like the perfect job for Fred- poo sniffer BOL.

I love the meth lab, you know we have LAB LOVE over here :)

dewdana said...

That is soooo awesome I had to share it with my dorky science friends! I was shocked about needing to reward with a ball though, water and poop... what more could a lab want? But I read that they picked him because he hates water! Crazy!

Tucker said...

OMG I thought you were revealing secrets abouts me... but then you said lab and there was a video to proves I wasn't the poop sniffer.

whew.

woof - Tucker

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Out of loyalty, Mango, we normally have to take the PeeWee's side--but in this case, we're with you. That black lab in the video is definitely a spaz. No other word will suffice.

Priscilla said...

Poop sniffing Lab! That's a pretty cool job for a Lab. Has your little brother considered this as his new career?

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

EWWWWWWWW,if I were you Mango I would be keeping a closer eye on your brother and make sure he is not playing in the litterbox.

My mommy thinks you lab identification card is super funny and she sent it to her Dad who is a policeman.

Benny and Lily said...

I'd make a good poo sniffer.
Benny & Lily

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Good grief. For sure [surprised that didn't make the cut], what an interesting topic. We would have assumed whale poop sank to the bottom of the ocean; does it float? How long? If it's a mile or two down, how could even a Lab sniff it that far down, through water that also has fish and industrial oil waste and seal poop, other kinds of dolphin poop, and actual whale poop [Orca's aren't actually whales, as RH knows; they're the largest dolphins], and Lord knows what else in it? Wouldn't the contaminated water change the Orca poop smell from the smell of the dry field examples used in training? This topic just opens up endless possibilites. AND this specific Tucker the Lab is also certified in lots of other kinds of wildlife poop. He has a PhP [Doctorate in Poop]! Who knew that was a certifiable academic credential? We are intrigued. We think we could earn one of those. Thank you for drawing this to our attention.

We are pleased, but not surprised, to find RH is also a fan of the BBC as well as NPR! Such a civilized dog.

Our cards still haven't come. Sigh.

Jed & Abby

KB said...

I love it! What a great use of a Labrador's astounding scent capabilities (that's right Mango, I think that Dexter is astounding!).

I used to do search and rescue with one of my deceased labradors, and we practiced finding both live and dead people. Ummm, how to say this delicately... Yes, we had samples of both.

So, I bet that whale poop sniffing dog actually has sampled for training!

Now Mango, you stop it with that "labradork" stuff :)

Roo said...

A whale poop sniffer?! Now I've heard it all BOL!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

PeeS: I finally got my cards in and would really like to send you one :) Please email me you and Dexter's dog house mailbox addy.

1roodog(at)gmail(dot)com

AFSS said...

We thinks Fenris would be outstanding at that job. ~The Cats

Wild Dingo said...

um, excuse me but where is the said found poop that the labradoink in question has found? all i see is a labradoink whackin' his ball around (ya, i wouldn't tell the officer that if he pulls you over for unsafe driving when you have your labradoink in the back seat with a tennis ball...). that will land you in jail.

Proper American. I know. Totally. (is that word #2?) It's like where the hell did those BBC people learn to speak English anyway? Personally, we think everyone should speak Wouhstah...

Mr Koda MD said...

Hmmmmmm that is interesting. Can't say I've ever been subjected to whale poo nor come close enough to smell it from a distance.

However, kitty poo is quite exquisite.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God - that "meth lab" - HA! HA! HA!

ocmist said...

I wouldn't be surprised to find that they train them in your yard. Aren't you as big as a whale? After all, you are RELENTLESSLY HUGE! :)

You have to be careful in the things you post... That "Meth Lab" thing about KILLED Grammy! Got her laughing and coughing....!

You know, tennis balls are kind FUN! Grammy got one for me (Gimli) and it gives me lots of exercise AND retrieving practice out in our side pasture (when it's not raining)