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Earthworms! Really?

Postby sshirleyks » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:49 pm

Molly has developed a disgusting habit of snacking on earthworms. When we are walking, there are dried up earthworms along the road - probably because it's been so hot - and she picks them up. Sometimes she just plays with them, and other times she actually eats them. She is quite visibly delighted with our squeals of "Molly, Drop it!" "EEEEW!" It seems like she is playing a funny trick on us on purpose. I know she's not hungry.

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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby gasbag » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:55 pm

Mehl loves worms. Especially the dried up stiff ones.
Must be like little pieces of beef jerky to him.

Of course he also likes rolling around in bird poop too. :confusion-scratchheadblue:
If he would stop that he could eat all the dried worms he wants to.
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby AlliePixieBug » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:57 pm

my girls all love earthworms - dead, alive, juicy, dried up, and really it is best to first roll in them, then scarf them up
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby Niffarious » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:13 pm

Laika prefers dried-up slugs. She had a dried up banana slug that was Her Precious for many days. She would stash it around my parents' acreage and I could never find it to get rid of it. When I called her to bring it to me she would run off and hide it. Then I would look out the window later and she would just be standing there, staring back, slug hanging out of her mouth...
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Postby 3dogs+bird » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Makes this morning's dried frog seem much less disgusting.

"Precious" caught an injured sucker fish in the river today too. Musta weighed about a pound. Reminded me of Gullum. Hootie looked at her like she was repulsive. The fish was alive upon release. The frog wasn't, but it met its fate long before we came along!
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Postby patchnmike » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:31 pm

THis whole post is just one long hysterical laugh!!!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: Love this board!
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby sshirleyks » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:47 pm

It gives a whole new meaning to "my dog has worms".
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Postby Brother Maynard » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:52 pm

If they aren't supposed to eat earthworms then how come the earthworms are so tasty? We had a period of time where earthworms were showing up on dried up on the sidewalks much to the delight of our two.

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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby Niffarious » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:10 pm

Well, I am much less fussy about Laika eating small dried things these days. Sometimes it is just perspective:

There was a period of time during our hikes where she would go into the bush where I couldn't follow easily. She'd pop back out a few minutes later looking guilty.
Eventually I found it (because the weather warmed, and the smell....) - a deer that had been dead for days, weeks. And she was snacking on it, every day, for quite some time.
Then there's all the times she runs off into the bush with her bunnies....she came out of the bush once covered in (bunny) blood and was gleefully still carrying bits of it. I think she nearly gave the passing old couple with their lab a heart attack.

Laika is like some kind of doe-eyed vulture.

So, if she wants all the dried up, crispy invertebrates she can have at it if it keeps her busy and away from the rotting carrion.
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby patchnmike » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:23 pm

sshirleyks wrote:It gives a whole new meaning to "my dog has worms".


:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Postby simonebrunhilde » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:36 pm

I WISH my Bruno w/eat them. I swear that she finds and hides them until they are her version of "ripe," and then rolls around in them until her pretty white shoulders are dirty brown and her ears and snout are crusty with dead worm....and of course smells to high heaven :roll:

Until I had dogs, I had no idea what people meant when they talked about "worm stank."

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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby Cupcake » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:29 am

Oh Cakers loves her some worm snacks! She does prefer them fresh for eating but dead and stanly for rolling;) Its so funny to watch her pull them out with her front teeth and slurp them like spaghetti LMAO
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby PAWhippets » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:15 am

We refer to the dried-up ones as patio jerky :lol: :puke-left:

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Postby Diamondbonz » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:18 am

"Ewwwwwwwww !!!!!!!!!"
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby Surfwhippies » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:26 am

Sterling likes to put them under pillows on the couch and bed.....gotta be a wiggie thing!!
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Postby patchnmike » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:45 am

PAWhippets wrote:We refer to the dried-up ones as patio jerky :lol: :puke-left:

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:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: OMD....this is so funny!
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby Hannah » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:24 am

Wow I really shouldn't have read this while I was eating!
But yes, Wilson also likes to eat them. And roll on them. Better than the dead mouse he's been rolling on on our walks lately. 3 times now the other dogs have walked passed it without showing any interest, but Wilson finds it and rolls on it every time.
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Re: Earthworms! Really?

Postby CherwingWhippets » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:37 am

patchnmike wrote:
PAWhippets wrote:We refer to the dried-up ones as patio jerky :lol: :puke-left:

Lois

:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: OMD....this is so funny!
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I'm with Jini on this--we needed a term for the dried-up prizes that line our path to the privy! And I am so glad other people's whippets like eating live banana slugs--our two dig them, eat them, carry them around, fight over them, rip them in half, then quarters, and somehow manage a tug-o-war over the remains. Surely a testament to the highly sophisticated and refined whippet motor coordination, but I cannot abide the bodies in the house. If you go fishing as a child you have worm stank up in your nose-memory good and strong--no way!

We have worms!
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