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Her name is mud today

At the park this morning, all Stella was passionate about was eating mud. I think I am still pissed even a couple hours later so I am sure I handled it badly... I yelled at her, a lotta LEAVE IT, I grabbed her and leashed her up and then gave her a bunch more tries releasing her to play with me, chase balls with her buddies, amping up my enthusiasm for playing tenfold, even rewarding her with a treat if she actually played and came back and left the mud alone... It was such hard work to get her mind off the dirt. She was so bad and she knew it.
So What's so bad about eating mud in the park you want to know? It's parasite infested. Seems every time she chows down on that mud she has gotten giardia, hookworm, whipworm, and who knows what the f else from eating that mud. Why does she like it? Ok it probably tastes like spring and we could all use a little taste of spring about now, but really?

I'm really hoping our prolonged and snowy winter killed off a large percentage of those disgusting evil tiny despicable no good creepy ugly thingys.



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Mar. 23rd, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Her eye looks wild in that photo;) A wild, feral, mud eating doodle!
Mar. 23rd, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
Mar. 23rd, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
I second Tammy - she looks feral and HAPPY. Sigh, so sad eating that mud has such bad fallout, cause you can tell she reallyyyyy like it :)
Mar. 24th, 2014 06:45 am (UTC)
Park mud may have bad stuff in it, but you know when I was looking through all those dog food ingredients one of the good ones had some kind of clay as an ingredient.
Mar. 24th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
That is some nasty mud!
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