Monday, August 31, 2009

Leech-Free since 2002

Just one of those delightful phrases that I *used* to be able to apply to Miss Piper.

Not anymore.


My sister's wedding reception (aka Big Ass Party) was at Bowen Island this past weekend so we loaded up the dogs and took them over with us. We went a-swimmin', and Piper brought home this leech attached to her stomach. So gross.

It didn't phase Wootie though.

Must retrieve toy for cookies. Must retrieve toy for cookies. Must retrieve toy ...

But it totally gave Tweed the heebie-jeebies.

Eww! Gross! Yuck!

Let's cuddle. No? Why not? What's a little leech between friends??

Piper has balls of steel!

Actually, Piper does NOT have balls of steel. She just really really wishes she did.

Like The Big Steel Ball in the Little Cement Birdbath, which she was unable to remove.

Sneaking up on it did not help.

Staring at it intently was also a bust.

Digging it out of the water looked promising initially, but in the end, the ball defeated her.

However, it kept her entertained for - literally - hours. I mean hours. She was exhausted by the time we left.

Which was a good thing, as it left me free to hunt down Houdini-Woo, who was hunting down Bowen Island chickens. For a fat dog, he sure can squeeze through small spaces.

Oh hai, I'm in the driveway now. You thought an iron gate would keep me in the yard? Why so silly?

I took no photos of it, but Tweed spent the entire party beside the buffet table. Sometimes Piper would go check on his food-mooching progress, but it was too far from The Ball Of Steel.

Tweed's over there eating chicken wings. Are we going back to the fountain now?

Mmm... chicken wings ... straight off the chickens over there ... I wonder if I can get through this thicket?


Carol said...

Piper's leech: not quite as gross as your green finger of death.

Steel ball vs BC obsession? It's a wonder something didn't explode.

Love the extra photos of Miss P.

Benson and Lily said...

Oh no yukky leech! I would rather swim in the fountain and try to get the big ball
Benny & Lily

Buzz's Food Lady said...

those troublemakers! : )

RachelB said...

I love Piper's intense stare at the ball. That's a dog who has her priorities straight. ;)

R. M. Preston said...

I love your dogs.

R. M. Preston said...

I love your dogs.

Cerrenity said...

Looks like they had so much fun.


Lovely pictures as always!

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Mary said...

Oh man, my dog would totally obsess over a steel ball, too. Except her obsession would lead to her running up to me and whining. Because at a very early age she learned that the easiest way to get anything done is to badger me to do it for her. I'm such a sucker.

KP said...

I love Piper and all her obsessions!

nickelsmum said...

Sometimes I worry about Piper. Then again, sometimes I worry about Wootie.

MalaysianFan said...

Once solidly relocated in Malaysia, I discovered my abject phobia of leeches. This, if you consider the geography, is not a good thing. (Malaysia is Leechland.)

I used to console myself by retreating from the slimy reality into the leech-free realm of 3WAAW. And now look.

Sheri said...

I love the total CSI tactic of using the Corona bottlecap to show the size of the leech! So no Bowen Island deer exercises for Mr. Woo, just chickens this time? Piper's obsessions are great -- she has the pointiest ears of all and they are so expressive! My BC is getting senile and can't remember what she was just obsessing about, and seems to have lost the capacity to make those wonderful connections (bucket, purple yummies, bush full of purple yummies) so it is lots of fun to see 3WAAW do all those things.

Augusta said...

I love that you always bring the dogs with you. You are the best dog's owner ever.

nickelsmum said...

I must add that you need to start actually using the phrase "leech-free since xxxx" with Tweed and Wootie, since it still applies to them... I am pretty convinced that you never actually used it about Piper while you could.

Gone to the Dogs Grooming @ Fido's Farm said...

Thoroughly entertaining! I need one of those fountains!

Maggie and the Roz - OCD RedRoo

Carol said...

Aww, I wanted more 3WAAW tonight! I get greedy after a particularly good post, I guess!