12.03.2005

Crazy Dog


Wonder what she's thinking...


...she's thinking, "I'd like to eat some dirt."


Yep, she's a crazy dog.

Note: T. Beth tells me there is a name for this practice. Seems my dog indulges in geophagy. Let 'em eat dirt!!

13 comments:

Pushesrb said...

lol, poor thing. is she okay? ;) i knew she was a little crazy, but that's a pretty good chunk of dirt there. haha. :D that first picture is a really good one of her though...btw.

swamp4me said...

Heh, she's fine, she's just likes dirt. Not just any dirt though, she's quite picky about which dirt she'll eat. Guess you could say she is a dirt connoisseur :)

T. Beth said...

Hilarious photos!

Any abnormal craving for non-food items like dirt is called pica, and it is not uncommon in dogs. My dogs adore cardboard for some unknown reason, and I've met dogs that eat gravel, which unlike dirt is very bad for them.

Geophagia (dirt eating) among humans is more common around the World (and even here in the US) than is often known.

Floridacracker said...

Beautiful dog. Is this Hannah?

I have one that eats dirt also.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Well sweetheart, here's mud in your eye and dirt in your snout.

"You must remember this
a kiss is still a kiss..."

Ontario Wanderer said...

Beautiful looking dog and nice to see it without a lead. We have to keep our adventurous dog tied or spend time looking for her all over the property and hoping not to find her body on the busy highway next to us.

swamp4me said...

FC, this is the infamous Hannah. She's a good dog.

Bloggy, a kiss is definitely still a kiss, even when it comes from an 84 pound, dirt-eating dog ;)

OW, Hannah only wears a collar and lead when we venture out away from home. She knows the limits of her leash-free range and does not stray beyond them without us. When I do get the lead out she gets very excited because she knows she's going to get to go somewhere new.

Watchmania said...

Charlie says that Hannah's "other identity" is ShadowDog, intergalactic Defender of Good and a fearsome foe of the Dread Jabberwocks that Dwell Under the Earth. With dogs, things are seldom what they seem. Except sometimes, when they are.

swamp4me said...

Sara, I always wondered what her true purpose was...tell Charlie thanks for setting me straight. Now I know what Hannah's doing when see digs those holes and tastes the dirt -- she's checking for the DJtDUtE. Who knew? LOL

Jenn said...

Other animals eat dirt, too. There is a bank of clay in the amazon somewhere that the parrots will come in to dine on.

It's thought that they are getting some trace mineral needed in there diet.

Jenn said...

'their' diet. Argh.

SquirrleyMojo said...

very interesting; i was always told the dog was eating ants . . . i never thought to examine.

when children eat dirt it's a disorder called pica . . .

Rurality said...

Jasmine mostly just wants to eat other animals' poo. Yuck.