Sunday, January 16, 2011

An Old Dog's Discovery of a New Food Group

Big Pupi makes a reintroduction:

Hello my feaster friends! It's been quite some time since we've made note of our beastly goings-on. Too long! And with that thought I have a very important announcement to make.I have discovered a new food group.It's called Smoked Salmon, and it's THE MOST tongue-dance-y, tastebuddy-swirling thing I have ever had the pleasure of feasting upon. Now, I've heard that smoking is not good for you, but I'm sure glad these fishies took that risk because it made them DELICIOUS. Mom only lets us have little tastelets of the goodness, but I will be Supreme Good Boy for any scrap I can wrap my lips around. Mmm Mmm Mmm. Fishies.Due to the extreme amounts of nutrition and feastingness that this new food most definitely possesses, I have decided that it must be its own food group. I could live on it!! Because of this, I demand that my folks begin moving this into my normal meat rotations. Like, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday shall be Smoked Salmon feasting days. As well as the occasional Tuesday, Thursday and weekend. Sounds balanced to me. I just made a weekly meal plan. Other canines: take note of my vast nutritional knowledge. I have prepared a PowerPoint in case my humans need more convincing.
In other news, Stanislaw and I are doing quite well and we're enjoying our new home and warmer climate. I don't have to wear clothes nearly as often and I haven't seen my rubber boots in almost a year!!! Stanislaw does miss the snow but finds that mud is just as much fun to roll in. We're adjusting just fine.

The only downside of living here is that mom just can't seem to find a vet that she likes nearly as much as our Chicago doctor. I especially dislike this one doc that muzzled me and then declared me to be 9 years old instead of the my previously presumed 7. (This was after I thrashed and sufficiently kicked her behind and made her a sweaty mess. AWESOME!) Dude, that's like 14 years ahead of schedule. Sure, my teeth are a titch worn down and I've just about lost all my hearing, but have you SEEN my beastly attitude and rippling running muscles? Whatever lady. This spaniel-o-manliness shall never reveal his age. You just keep guessing.

Speaking of age... some folks say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I've successfully proved them wrong. My mom got a trick idea from our buddies Mango and Dexter. For Christmas, Dad got us a blow-up peanut exercise ball and mom has been teaching us to balance on it. (By the way, do you like my carpet decorations??!!)Mom usually says that I make her look good and she actually has no clue how to actually train a dog. From my perspective, I can tell you that is absolutely true. She timed me from my first introduction to the balance ball to when I got the trick - 2 minutes. Yup. You read that right. The lazy human barely lifted a finger.
In the video (at the bottom of the post), she's both talking to me and using hand signals (off camera). I can't really hear her anymore, so I run off body language. But mom has learned that Stanislaw learns both the verbal and non-verbal cues by watching me to the trick and then copying what I do. He still doesn't quite get it, (he sits on the ball instead of balances and mom has to help him), but it's mostly there. Here are a pic of his manly rear placed on our balance ball.That's about all from us for now. It's about time I made my salmon presentation to my people. They have such short attention spans that I need to strike while they're focused in my direction. Sheesh. Some day I'll have them appropriately trained.

Your friend in feasting,
Big Pupi (and his brother, Stanislaw)


Tucker The Crestie said...

Glad to see you back!

the many Bs said...

hey Big Pupi and Stan! we're so happy to see you guys again and glad to hear that you are adjusting to your new environs and doing well. you both look as handsome as ever!

now we first have to address the issue of that vet who muzzled you. NO GOOD. that is not nurturing behavior. you must find a different vet. we can't have a vet who doesn't treat you with complete respect.

on the subject of salmon we have one thing to say - Yummmmmyy!!!!

and wow. way to jump right up on yoour balance ball, Big P! that's pawsome.

oh and another thing - we don't think you are 9 years old. you're just a pup! and even if you were 9, that's not old.

so feast on dudes, and don't be strangers, okay!


Molly the Airedale said...

Stan and Big Pupi! OMG, we have missed you!
You at you balancing on that giant jelly bean! Nice job, Big Pupi!
Salmon ----yummmmmmmmmmm

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Too right it too long!
I got some of that kind of deliciousness at Crisp Mas and you is so right about what you say about it! I still prefer tripe though!
Welcome back and glad you is settling in to your new home very well!
~lickies, Ludo

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

It is sooooo furry nice to see woo two handsome dudes!

Mom has khommenced drooling ovFUR that smoked salmon stuff -

Sorry 'bout not finding a khompetent vet fur woo -

Great new stuff woo've taught your mom!


Jules said...

Oh I've missed you 2!! Great to hear you've settled in OK and it's warmer too...just find to a nice vet-person now. Nice human-training on the salmon ha ha ;-)

Mack said...

we LUV Salmon around here!
Paris gets a squirt of the Salmon Oil on her breakkies and man it stinks so good!
Do you guys live near Houston now?

Joan said...

Love it. Stanislaw eats well. I have been feeding raw for 10 years, and we use salmon oil every feeding.

Agatha and Archie said...

HI BOYS!!! Good to see you and you are looking fabulous!!! We are 100% behind you on this salmon thing. Lisete try it with cream cheese and a bagel.. FABULOUS Love A+A

parlance said...

What a coincidence! Penny has just discovered the joy of smoked fish. I tried a little smidgy bit on her the other day, to make sure she didn't get sick, and she LOVED it.

How come the peanut ball doesn't get a hole in it when you doggies jump up? Phenomenally good balancing, by the way.

Spikeal Edward said...

Dude, nice to have you back on the interwebz. That sucks about your hearing. You do not look 9! I had you pegged at 5 maybe 6. Where does one aquire such a balance ball?

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

holly cow Big Puppi, you sure are one smart cookie! you should tell your new vet and parents that you are not loosing your have learned selective hearing so that you can tune out Stan's barking!

my sisters, i & mommy have missed you boys so much!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva, Truffle & The Mommy

World of Animals, Inc said...

Yummy, you guys always get the best food to snack on. Salmon is so delicious and we hope that you loved it. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals