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    My dog rolled in....

    Today on our walk, Jasper stopped to roll. I smiled because somtimes after he's been cooped up he likes to have a good roll on the grass and it's really cute.

    Then I spied what looked like a tangle of sticks he was rolling in, and leaned in to look closer.

    Ah, it was a rotting crow carcass, and the tangle of sticks was its feet. It was in the "liquefying" stage of decomposition, and there were carcass juices all over Jasper and his collar. I MUST start looking when he does that telltale "I'm gonna roll!" circle that he does.

    We finished our walk and then walked straight to the self-service dog wash about a mile away. I bought him a new collar, washed him, and we walked back home. Normally I'd bathe him at home rather than spend $15 to use someone else's tub but...no, just no. I didn't want that stink in my house or my car.

    The last time something like this happened it was goose poop and he was COVERED in green sludge form nose to tail. We tossed him in the creek to rinse off before driving home. He smelled like icky creekwater, but better that than crusted-on goose poop.

    Anyone else have a good "My dog rolled in..." story?


    Cell phone picture during the bath...

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    I adopted Wolfy last September, and in that time he has found and "tried" to roll in several stinky things - more than Myndi and Sparky found in almost 18 years. He is always on leash even tho he has 2 acres to take me for a walk on, so it's easy for me to redirect his attention, just so long as I'm paying attention. The first encounter was a dead baby mole, and since I didn't remove it, he found the same one just a few days later. Then there was a big frog that got mutilated by the garden tractor, and a snake that met the same fate and stunk to high heaven. He's found a couple of freshly dead birds that were intact and not yet decaying, but those didn't interest him as much because they weren't "ripe" enough. He was nosing something this morning, but I gave his leash a tug and got him away from it.

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    Oh Jasper, you look far too proud for the deed you did.

    RB Ethan was the absolute worst about doing this. On top of that, any time you gave him a bath his anal glands would express and he would smell absolutely horrid for the rest of the day. That poor guy. He was lucked we loved him so much!
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    Ah Wolfy, Jasper says he'd have gone for that dead mole too, as eau de dead creature is an excellent cologne!

    and Casper; eeeew about the glands! That's the OPPOSITE effect of what you hope a bath will have!

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    Jasper, you are so funny in this photo!

    I did laugh, but not 'at' you, been there with my flock a few times. Usually it is the green goose poop -- looks so stunning on these white coats!
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    The worst, grossest smelliest stuff any of our family dogs ever rolled in was rotting cow manure on my grandfather's farm. It took a hose down and two baths to get Sheba-dog smelling decent again!
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