Monday, November 23, 2009

Barf Guarding and Big Ball

Sorry, no photos of this one...

This morning, stupid PeeWee barfed up his entire breakfast. Yuck (that's two full cups of kibbles). But momma said it looked exactly the same as when it went in since he'd only had it in his belly for about half an hour. So naturally he started snarfing it down again. Ick! But the weird part is that when momma went to grab him and put him outside he growled at her really fierce! It being 5:45 AM, her brain wasn't firing right so she tried to get close again and he growled again all the time eating his recycled kibbles and not even looking at her. So she decided to just let him eat it.

Now, the curious thing is that I KNOW momma takes things away from PeeWee all the time. She will pick up his food bowl halfway through a meal, take bones out of his mouth, all sorts of stuff (and he puts up with it without a peep), so this really surprised her. And its not as if its something they can "work on" unless she is going to buy some dog barf to put around the house. Any thoughts?

OK, on to more savory topics.

We broke out the super sized tennis ball from Mack and Sally Ann.

I was most excited to play with it.

But then it ATTACKED me! And bit my leg. Oh OW! Oh save me!

Mango Momma here
Mango ran after the ball with great enthusiasm, but then he stepped on it and kind of twisted his ankle (that leg is prone to strains anyway). After that, he wanted nothing to do with the super sized tennis ball. Poor guy.


Stupid PeeWee continued to play with the ball even though I warned him it was filled with peril.

Check it out. That ball is almost snapping his poor little labraneck. Are dogs supposed to bend that way?

Then it made him start walking around on two leggies. Not to mention, his face is blurry like Tanner's gets when he is about to be cracker dog.

Ruh roh. I think PeeWee and the scary giant tennis balls have united against me.

It was time to put a stop to that nonsense at once. I needed to rescue PeeWee from the evil giant tennis ball (are those his ears or has he sprouted horns). No time to waste!

Stay away, little dude, this thing could kill you.

Phew, that was close. I think I will stick with more normal sized balls from now on.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!

P.S. You can watch the exciting movie action by clicking here.


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Maybe Dexter is possessed? Between the barfing and the horns, you might want to call in an exorcist, just to be on the safe side...

*kissey face*

PeeEss: Mom is STILL humming that AC/DC song about balls...

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I think you are the champion ball player of the world! Way to go! Oh, thanks to your mom for not posting of photo of the . . . well . . . you know what . . .

monica said...

it's fun to watch the speed difference of the two guys...:o)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Mom is khwite taken with the post and its timing...

She's ready to selekht some kibble fur herself...

What to choose...what to choose...


Gus said...

Gussie also growls at me when I try to eat his barf.

teka toy

D.K. Wall said...

Well, barf, of course, is a superb delicacy that must be defended at all costs. Not sure why, just the rules.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I'm sure sorry the big ball scared you. I'm glad the other ones were loved. Y'all do look like your having fun.
Sally Ann

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That is one amazing shot of PeeWee where it looks like he is Holding that ball.
Barf is a food group... a rather rare one. I think it should be called something like: Godiva, or perhaps truffles.

Laura and The Corgi, Toller, & Duck said...

wow super cool gigantic ball shots! as for the guarding of the barf, well I have no idea :) But I wouldn't be too worried about it as long as you have no problem taking away other things from him. dogs are dogs and there's always going to be something that is extremely high value to them. i suppose you could try with some other extremely high value foods, but i wouldn't worry. glad you didn't punish the growl though :)

Molly the Airedale said...

Mitch barfs his breakie once in awhile too. Mom just lets him re-eat it! ewwwwwwwwwwww
That is one BIG ball!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Nice catch with that ball dex! Not sure what's going on with the growling over the barf. but food is food and there should never be aggression over it. I probably would not have let him eat it and would have corrected for aggression. obviously the best way to teach non food possession is to handle their food while they eat or touch them and be around htem while they eat. I personally do NOT play the game of take it away and give it back. that just fracks with their brain. Once i give them something, it is theirs perod. but i am around them and pet them around their bones and food. it makes taking away a nasty item (like barf) lots easier than if you are always playing the "take it away" game becuase they never know if you're there to take something away or not (they get paranoid)... if they don't expect food taken away then they should be fine when the rare times come when you do have to take it away.

my 2 cents.
sorry about your owwie Mango! I agree, no evil balls allowed!
wild dingo

Achieve1dream said...

Oh Mango! Be careful when you're playing. Twisted ankle/wrists are no fun at all!!


Jake of Florida said...

JH has done the same thing -- according to our vet, if it hasn't been digested it's "regurgutation" and it can happens if a dog eats too fast or is in a nervous state or something or other. So it's like fresh food and they eat it again. Only, not knowing that, Mom just scooped it all up and threw it away when JH dd it.

And that's all I know. Me, the only thing I whoops is grass.


Jake of Florida said...

JH has done the same thing -- according to our vet, if it hasn't been digested it's "regurgutation" and it can happens if a dog eats too fast or is in a nervous state or something or other. So it's like fresh food and they eat it again. Only, not knowing that, Mom just scooped it all up and threw it away when JH dd it.

And that's all I know. Me, the only thing I whoops is grass.


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Mango, Guess what? Mommy and I meet to baby mastiff's at a friends house and they are adorable. Mommy gonna ask if she can have some pictures of them to post about.

I think, I might be kinda scared of Dexter now that he has horns.

Happy Thanksgiving.


wally said...

The barf is most curious. The labradork is quite disgusting. My brudder is a barfmonster, too. He eats barf whenever he can find it. Maybe he was a feeling a little poorly and it was affecting him in the head?

That ball looks mighty scary. I'm with you, Mango. You can never be too safe.

wally t.

Joe Stains said...

You are so brave and Dexter is going to end up in big trouble if he keeps tangling with danger like that.

Sam said...

I wonder if the anxiety of feeling sick before puking coupled with the fact that food is all of a sudden available again just kinda makes Dexter kooky. Sounds crazy, but it's the first thing I thought of..

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

No clue what to say about the bark, but if he wants it, then there's that much less to have to clean up.

That is one huge ball, be careful, Mango, we don't want you getting hurt.

Woos, the OP Pack

Ms. ~K said...

Maybe Dexter didn't want Mom to have to clean up his mess, so he was asking her to "back off!"
Or maybe he's like Buddy and loves barf...who knows?
Love the photo of Dexter holding the ball w/ front legs!
Sorry Mango, we happen to be Lab Lovers!!!
But we love you too,
ZAck, Sassy and Buddy

BRUTUS said...

That photo of Dexter flying head-on at the camera with the ball (or is the ball with Dexter, we can't tell) is otherworldy! Don't know what to tell ya about the barfing, other than it must be a labradork thing. My brother Mason does it at least once a week, same result (looks like it did when he ate it). Except he is not nearly as possessed, and will even share it with me (to my mom's horror). You oughta try it sometime, your are missing out on the glory of ABD (already-been-digested) food!

Brutus the Frenchie

Oskar said...

At least Dexter didn't throw up when he had his cone on, that would have made a mess!

Sierra Rose said...

I give mom that snarly face when she trys to take ANYTHING away...but, still in puppy mode, that's my excuse. Must be a reason for Dexter and the re-kibble!!?!?!?
Great big ball playing session pals. Looked fun!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Niamh said...

Well food that is barfed up is always a more valuable resource than food that is just sitting in the bowl. Since Dexter and your momma can't practice with barf, they should practice him giving up other valuable objects for delicious treats.

I am glad that you are making the world safe from giant tennis balls.

Your friend,

River said...

I have never personally barfed but we have many dogs here and someone is always barfing. Davoo is the worst and boy does he guard that stuff! You don't take away the barf.

love & wags,

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I wish I high speed I would watch your videos!!!!!
But I do not....
Poor Mango that ball was evil!!!!
You could tell from Dexter's ears!!
Love you Mango and Love to Dexter too, Bambi and her Mom Fern

brooke said...

Mango, that tennis ball looks as big as your head! Gigantic!
I wonder what the barf aggression was about... has mom tried testing it out with other food/treats since Pee Wee's surgery? Maybe he's acting out since he got tutored? Does that happen?
Hopefully it was a one time deal and wont happen again!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Mango,
I guess Pee wee was only recycling his kibble. BOL...He does have a mean catch. Of the biggest tennis ball we have ever seen
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
I hope that growling at your mom was a unique episode for Dexter! I don't know why he did it!
I hope your leg is ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Mango...Mama wants to know if you have any Lhasa in you cause sometimes you act just like Bilbo...


Chef said...

I'm shocked that your Mama doesn't know the value of barf, Mangoman. Once the kibbles been mixed with our digestive juices, it's been marked in the most valuable way, even more than with pee pee. Kibble in a bowl is anyone's game but retossed food is never to be repossessed.

Talking about possessed... Dexter's new horns are scaring me, and he's walking on two legs. What did that evil ball to to him??

MurphyDog said...

Looks like you showed that giant ball a thing or two in the end huh?

its a good thing you have relentlessy huge bravenesses and can keep Dexter and his tiny labradork brain safe.

as for the barf guarding, Mom's not sure what to tell you. Maybe if he wants it that badly he should just have it? Hopefully the pukies don't stick around!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Smushie Ranch said...

Oh Mango Man, Sorry to hear about that nasty ball hurting your ankle. Way to protect Dex from it!

BTW, I think I saw a pile of your poo at Home Depot. I posted a picture of it. When did you come through our Home Depot?


Ziggy Stardust said...

I think that ball is bigger than me. I am sorry that Peewee had a tummy ache, but I am kind of glad you didn't take pictures of it. I guess he figured it was his and he wasn't gonna let Mango get it.
Ewwwwwwwwwwww that was gross, sorry.
licks and sniffs, Sasha

The Oceanside Animals said...

"It's mine. It was already in my belly."

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Nice action shots Dexter!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

It looks to us like Dexter wants to be a basketball star!

Strange story about the barf...

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh Mango MAn....we're sooooooooo sorry for your leg!!!!
It's ok now???
Are you ok????
We're very impressed from the gigantic ball!!!
We've never seen one before now!!!
Can we have one??????
We love your's sooooooo funny!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Honestly.....we hadn't baked to our mommy never.....
Maybe Peewee was scared from some fast moves of your mommy!!!!
Have a wonderful day dear friends!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

maybe Dexter was embarrassed and wanted to look after the mess by himself

Maxmom said...

Hey Mango and Dex'
You guys are also in the wars, it seems! Eish man...what's up? Global warming extending to dogs? Don't tell me you guys are in meltdown mode?
Well, please look after yourself with all those tennis balls around! As for the some for supper! :) (I asked mom for advice, but she is none the wiser, sorry!)
Take care and look after yourselves.

Mack said...

Lilly has been having the pukies too. But her digestive system is like 714 years old.
Anyhoo, I want a ball like that - it looks like fun. I am willing to take my chances.

Unknown said...

Hey! I have a giant ball like that (in fact, looking at the collection that Sally and Mack sent you, I believe I too have collected the entire set.) I don't even try to get my wee but mighty Cairn gnashers around them but they are fun to scoot around the room with. I especially like the orange bouncy balls at the beach, because they don't turn into mudballs full of sand like regular tennis balls. What can I say? I love'em all!

Had myself a wee portion of barf just yesterday. With Dexter such a kid, he may remember his Mom doing that when she was introducing soft food to him as a puppy. That's why puppies lick their Mom's faces - to encourage them to puke. Dexter may have just been regressing for a moment there. Who knows?

Glad you like your reward! You've been known to inspire Mom to be extra-creative!

Your pal,


Moose said...

Awesome pics of pee wee! Total cracker dog moment huh? Maybe he was trying to avenge the attack the ball did on your leggie? Poor Mango!
As for barf guarding, sounds like he sees kibble as still belonging to the momma before he eats it (and will let her take it back) but once it has been in his tummy it is HIS! Quite perplexing as far as addressing it since it sounds like momma has done all the right things and yeah, practicing does not sound like a good idea! Good luck though and will be very interested if any of the pros offer insight or a solution.

Randi said...

Hey Mango & Dexter..

First off - Mango - CAREFUL WITH THOSE GIGANTIC TENNIS BALLS!! You only have three legs left if you keep ouch-a-fying your sore one!

Dexter - I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be grossed out by you, or love you even more for your heroic barf re-gurg-a-tation skills...yes...its definately gross...but since the economy is in the dumper, I'm sure you didn't want to see a good meal go to waste...It was your own doggie bag full of foodables...

But jeepers creepers! Your Mamma does not need attitude from you! BE NICE MY LITTLE CUBLET!!!!

Love & Licks,

Scout and Freyja said...

How is PeeWee feeling? If he's never been a growler or barfer, he may have a tummy upset. If this continues maybe he needs to go to the dogtor.

Goodness, two cups of food? WOWZA! I have fairly large dogs and the kibble I feed doesn't ask that I feed that much at once. Of course, I feed twice a day and I imagine that you do, too. Hope the lil' dude is OK.

As for not watching the movie on Sunday - I bawl my eyes out and hold my dogs and then smile lots when the happy part comes on. In fact, it was my grandsons who told me to watch this☺ I didn't even know it was going to be on! If I never watched things that made me cry I don't think I'd ever see anything at all cuz it doesn't take much for me to sob - books, movies, teevee - whatever.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


(Lacie sits in the dog psycholgist's chair to ruminate on dog barf.)

Well, Mango...perhaps Peewee was afraid Momma would put in on the counter to study it?

Frankly, we all guard our dog's sorta like we KNOW she's gonna try to get it from us and it bein' a delicacy and all?? So she just lets us have it...num.

Perhaps Momma should order some fake dog barf from Spencers? Naaaaaa...

We're figuring that Dexter is fine if you can take his kibble away mid feed. Ya might wanna hand feed his kibble for a couple of know...the whole dominance thing...we're the submissive dogs? Plus, then we don't bite the hand that feeds us?

That will be 25 cents please for my analysis.

Kisses, dear Mango...


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Pee ess...Scruffy guards dog poop too...he is afraid of the pooper scooper that Mumsie clangs together to warn him he better not recycle before she has a chance to clean it up...he's so gross...

Golden Samantha said...

Oh Mango - sorry the ball got you - sounds like an evil sphere. Look at Dexter's ears, as you mention, when he captures it! Maybe something to do with ingestions of recycled dog chow? Uchhhh. Poor mama - perhaps some doggies are just very possessive of upchuck. I don't get his reaction at all. You look very happy tho, with the Mango sized tennis ball!
Huggers xo

Biggie-Z said...

Ok, your PeeWee is just CRACKER DOG POSSESSED! First the barf guarding and then he sprouts horns and starts CARRYING the Giant Ball of Doom while walking on his hind legs??

I would look out for him. Make sure he wasn't named "Damien" or something before you named him Dexter.

What is next, opposable dewclaws?

Be afraid, be very, very afraid.

Kari in Alaska said...

i agree, the barf must have possessed PeeWee. My girls love giant tennis balls but they last about 5 minutes before they get destroyed

Kelly said...

Hmm... this is all very interesting Mango.

Momma pulls all SORTS of stuff out of my mouth without issue... but ONE time, it was a particular article of clothing that I very disgustingly like to steal from the laundry.... and I growled and snarled at her! Has never happened with anything else... very strange.

I like your big ball.

That came out weird.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are such a good brother to rescue poor PeeWee from that killer ball..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the super sized ball was soo mean to you lol. At least Dexter had fun with it!

The Army of Four said...

That is the BIGGEST ball I've EVER seen!

ocmist said...

Mmmm... Another appetizing post! Your Mom IS going to check on taking things away from him again in the near future to see if he's had a change of attitude, right?

Wow!!! What a HUGE tennis Ball. Mom loved the pic of Dex catching it in his paws! LOL Since you were willing to "save" him, I guess you have more of an appreciation for your little buddy from the time he couldn't play with you! BG