SlimDoggy Jack Mischief
Yes, Jack is up to some of his old tricks…eating stuff that is bad for him. I mentioned on our Facebook page the other day that his IBD was doing better with the help of some medication and even his reaction to the meds (increased anxiety) was calming down. All this despite the dead carcass he found on our walk and half devoured before we could get it away from him.
We live at the end of a road the goes up one of the hills in our valley. Past our house there’s a few other house off to the left, and to the right a service road and the ridge of hills that make up the valley.
We walk along that service road all the time and it’s the daily walk our dog walker takes them on. But most importantly it’s a coyote thoroughfare, and the coyotes frequently leave tasty tidbits, both dropped food and Jack’s favorite, coyote poop.
Anyways, that’s where he found this old dried up half carcass, we couldn’t even tell what it was. We managed to get most of it away from him and tossed it down the hill.
Three days later, our dog walker returns from their walk and reports that “Jack got into something on the service road”. It was in the exact same spot that we had tossed the leftovers.
Two days after that, I’m walking him down the road and normally Jack is a very good walker, right on my right, never pulls. All of a sudden he’s off, pulling me along towards, yes, the exact same spot – he was going for whatever was left of that carcass, almost a week later. Luckily I got him away from it, and none of it resulted in him getting sick, but whoever says dog’s have no long term memory, well, I have proof to the contrary.
What about you – do your dogs remember things? Are the always food related or do the remember other things too?