Friday, May 15, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 474- It Lives!! (and other tall tales)

Hey folks! I think that I may owe you a story...

Mom, Big Pupi and I were out for a good, hard fast-hunt the other day and boy-o-boy were we feeling beastly and strong. I was doing my usual zig-zag running and Big Pupi was being all Good Boy and stuff and concentrating on where he was going. We were weaving our way through the big city, dodging humans and wrapping up a 4-mile run when all of a sudden Big Pupi whipped around mom and almost took her down by wrapping the leash around her legs. That nerdy Good Boy never does stuff like that! That's my job!

Well, mom stopped to catch her balance and untangle the 3 of us, when all of a sudden a lady human started to scream. Did Pupi snatch food from her hand? Is she scared of dogs? Did Pupi lunge and BITE??!! - Mom thought, too terrified to turn to look. How UNLIKE Big Pupi!

No sooner did she get her bearing than Big Pupi started to shriek and scream, pull on the leash and act all crazy-like. I just couldn't resist, and zooming around mom in the opposite direction I whipped around and joined in on the hootin' and hollerin'. So there we were, a lady and two dogs screaming bloody murder, and mom teetering on the edge of balance, on the verge of loosing and battle and tasting cement.

Pupi and I continued to pull and scream. The hollering lady human did her best and was soon joined by another female biped. We were a spectacle! Mom was freaked! Mom finally got the guts to turn around and look to see what Big Pupi had done, when out of the corner of her eye she saw a...


In downtown Chicago?? This massive brown thing lumbered up the curb and waddled its way across the sidewalk through a fence on the other side. Now there was a chorus of screaming humans along with the two vocal canines. What the... but no. This fuzzy, fat brown thing wasn't a beaver. It was a 15 lb...
MR. RATBUTT LIVES!!! And he's apparently been eating well. On this particular day he was making his way towards an alleyway filled with dumpsters were the prime rat feasting takes place. I wonder if he has a date tonight! Oh I was just SOOO happy to see the ol' guy. He's one major stud of a ratbutt.

Big Pupi and I wanted to chase him down, so that we may sit with him a while and enjoy some pleasant conversation. But, of course, loser-mom said NO WAY!! and she dragged us home, still screaming. I was mad as poobles and made angry faces like this:
On another day, during a morning pooble walk, I saw what I'm sure is one of Mr. Ratbutt's kids racing about town, and Big Pupi and I found a hole in a building that I'm certain is his home. It's right behind a dumpster, so I guess he kind of has a on-suite kitchen. Those rats know how to LIVE!! Pupi and I always try to get a close sniff of his den, but our folks never seem to allow it. I don't know what they have against city rats. They're cool guys that KNOW how to FEAST!! I'm sure they could teach me a thing or two about scavenging. I NEED to LEARN!


Away from the awesome rats now and into Nerdy News - Big Pupi FINALLY got his official therapy dog gear. He feels quite noble and proud to wear it.
It has a pocket that holds his fancy badge...
...and a badge that, well... IS a fancy badge.
Mom had to make some adjustments, like cutting the extra straps and gluing the badge holder back on. (She said it's made like a piece of pooble but cost a lot of cheese money. Mom was NOT pleased.) But Big Pupi sure looks dashing in his new gear and he can't wait to take it for a test drive in a few days. He wore that silly girl-scout vest with a HUGE smile on his face:
And just so you don't forget what a handsome, beastly, lip-curling profile SHOULD look like, here's a photo of yours truly:
We have a question for all you crazy canines~

The day after some good, hard exercise, Big Pupi turns into a 6-month old puppy. He bounces, he thrashes, he wiggles and wrastles. He regresses SO much, that strange humans think this (almost) 6-year old greying boy is a baby springer spaniel. He still has his manners (that dork!), but his silly playfulness goes up about 1,000%. Do any of you do this? It's so wacky!

My brother is a wierd-o,

P.S. - Check out our new shop on Etsy, Tasty Threads! It just went up yesterday. Mom's been working her fingers to the bone - each piece takes DAYS... and she could have been spending that time with me! What is this world coming to?


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a full and interesting post!

I love a man in uniform!


PeeEssWoo: My mom says THAT sounds normal to her but then again, she only really knows Siberians ;-)

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Whoa...a 15 lb Mr Ratbutt??! No wonder you were screaming your heads off...heh! I would do the exact same thing too! *grins*

Congrats to Big Pupi on his spanky new vest! Can't wait to hear about him in action!


Anonymous said...

Your brother's behavior sounds a lot like us! We looooove getting out and walking so much that we get all crazy and giddy like that right after the walk, no matter how long it was or how tired we are! It drives Mom nuts - she always hopes we will come home from a walk all tired out but instead we get bouncy and fight with each other!

Mack said...

The only large rat we ever get to see is 10 pound Lilly!

Speaking of which, when the weather gets colder mom says she wants to order Lil that spunky girl sweater!

Niamh said...

What an amazing rat Stanislaw and what a scene! Some humans just don't appreciate rats the way they should. I wonder if there are 15 lb rats in Boston where Agatha is doing her earthdog trial this weekend?

Red is your color Big Pupi! You look quite handsome in your new vest.

BTW Ambrose weighs over 40lbs now!! He is a moose.

Your friend,

Asta said...

That is a vewy impwessive would lose it, heheheI would just want to chase him and see all the stuff you'we intewested in too.
That was a vewy scaiwy face you made..I would take you sewiously.
congwatulations to Big Pupi fow getting that impwessive looking badge and vest. He can be pwoud!.

I come home fwom two houw walks whewe Mommi falls ovew wif exhaustion, and the fwist thing I want to do is play and zoom..Hoomans don't undewstand that ewwands and wowk awe not the same as play..sheeesh.
Heading ove to the stowe now
smoochie kisses

Mason Dixie said...

what a big post so full. I am looking into being a therapy dog too. =) I think Big Pupi is just happy from all the exercise that he can not contain it. =)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Big Pupi looks so handsome in his therapy vest with his fancy badge!
Your mom's knitted doggie coats are just beautiful! We hope she does very well with her store!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

omdog you saw the rat and he is the size of a BEAVER?! I don't know if I will be visiting Chicago anytime soon. That vest looks pretty special, I can see why he is smiling. We will head on over to the Etsy shop and take a ook!!

Coco - The Princess said...

Rats are SO not cool! My mommy got bit by one and had to go through a series of rabies shots! Rats scare the weeble out of her!

Your Angry face really is WAY too cute!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

Ludo van Doggy said...

aww, too bad you couldn't go say hi to ratbut! People's is such spoil sports huh?

As for your question, I always get the mega zoomies on the way back from a good walk at the beach and in the house afterwards. You just need a way to get the happy out! I feel for you though, my Auntie Penny be a springer spaniel and she still nutso at 11.
~lickies, Ludo

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stanislaw its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow big pupi has a badj??? duz that meen he can arrest peepul now??? if so can i send yoo a list??? thanks ok bye

Eric said...

EEk. A rat as big as a cat? Thank dog you don't have pictures. Mom would be all wooozy. Well done Big Pupi on the handsome vest. Sounds like your Mom needs to make them in the future. I'm heading off to etsy to see what knitting Mom has been doing- wagging. More cheese money for you guys. Wiry wags Eric xxx

Louis Reginald said...

WHOA! A 15 pound RatButt? SO COOL! I mean, that's like MY size! I am glad the beastly-feaster club is going inter-species, as I know some pretty beastly raw fed felines and ferrets whose feasting prowess a sight to be seen.

I would also like to compliment both you and Big Pupi on your lip curling abilities. I have been working on mine - and am getting DARN good. I'll email you a photo!

Your pal,

Agatha and Archie said...

HOLD ON BUDDIES....WE ARE ON OUR WAY!!! Agatha is official now. .Ms Agatha J.E.junior earthdog) and I am her coach/agent.......WE ARE ON IT!!!!! Love A+A PS We go completely bonkers the more we are excercised......

Momo and Pinot said...

OMD, Big Pupi!! You're in uniform and has a cool badge! You look so so cool and we LOVE it! Stanislaw, your angry face makes us... smile. :)

Our chicken mom was screaming while she was reading about the rats story! hehehe...

Momo & Pinot

Amber-Mae said...

Woah! What a post! We three would be screaming the to of our lungs too & lunge after that rat till Mommy actually flies off her feet! HAHA!!! Pupi, you look soooper kool with that gadget on. Woot! Woot!

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Fenway said...

Do I still thrash about like a puppy?

What a strange question. Is there any other way to behave?

I've never stopped thrashing and wrasslin' around. I have an OFF switch for obedience class, but otherwise it's go, go, go.

Your playful pal,

Biggie-Z said...

Wow, you dudes are pretty darn tough to go after a City Rat! I have never seen a live one (or so Momma thinks) but I sure have smelled 'em.

You need to tell your Mum to get over that leash-tangling-thing and stop screaming about it (my Momma does that too) - we're just trying to do our job!

P.S. Stan, that is a serious angry face! You look really peebled!

GSD Adventures said...

Pruett seems to have MORE energy (if that is possible) after we play. He just keeps going! NONSTOP! Silly brother!

We love your moms shop! Don't think they'd fit our big bods but will pass the page along to any other smaller pups! :D

Petra said...

YIKES! That thing was a monster!

The therapy vest is just about as cool as anything I've ever seen!!

Clover said...

Oh Stan! Your mad as poobles face is SO adorable. I am sorry, I know you were going for a more fierce look.
Congrats to Big Pupi - his vest looks great!!
In answer to your question, after lots of exercise (a big run, lots of fetch, a day at my grandma's farm or a visit to the dog park) I go zany! I seem to have more energy than before my exercise. I don't know why!!
Love Clover xo

Suzuki said...

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I'm just stopping by to let you know that Scooby & Lady have set a date fur their wedding. Stop by my blog to see how to RSVP if you would like to attend.
Big licks to you

Life With Dogs said...

Love the tasty threads! Your hard work shows. Of course, it's hard to follow a fifteen pound rat story. One would think the dogs would enjoy that little fellow with a side of cocktail sauce, given their chosen diet - no cooking required ;)

Love the badge, therapy dogs rule...

Alex V. said...

Where did your mom get the vest for Big Pupi? and I had no idea that your mom knit! That is quite awesome. Our mom knits too. Mom is taking us to Pennsylvania for our TDI (Therapy Dog International Tests). So, hopefully, we'll be able to go places and get lots of butt scritches and make humans feel better.

~Loki and Rori