Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mean Daddy

OK. Time for some tough love around here. If you weren't aware, I'm the proud parent of 5. Well, 4 Greyhounds and my lone Brittany Spaniel. My 2 girl greys, Chloe and Bonnie have a very nasty habit that Suzy & I have been trying unsuccessfully to break. They have a penchant for turf nuggets. They think they are delectable treats, placed there for their snacking pleasure. We've tried putting powder on their food, giving them Forbid tablets, putting A-1 steak sauce on their food, all to no avail.

Today, I am unveiling my latest secret weapon in the fight against turf nuggets - Hot Sauce. That's right, if they are going to eat poop, by God, they are going to pay for it. I am waging war on their bad habit, it an effort to break them of this cycle. I am dousing turf nuggets with hot sauce, so that if they DO partake, they will get a mouth on fire. Now, I tasted this particular brand after we bought it last night, and it wasn't "blazzing" as the label proclaimed, but I will ramp up to hotter varieties if this doesn't do the trick. Some might call this inhumane, but I don't know what else to try. A few doses of hot sauce can't be any worse for them than the ingestion of, well, you know. I'll keep you updated on my progress. Posted by Picasa


Ashley said...

If it works on turf nuggets, do you think it might work on squirrels & birds?

Betsy said...

Inquiring minds want to know... is it working?

Trudy used to have that bad habit, too. Particularly in the wintertime when the "treats" were frozen. RJ the foster also did that, can't remember if Okie did as well (he did plenty of other stuff, though). Now the big dog likes eating DIRT. What's up with that?

Suzy Neal said...

This hot sauce didn't work... Winds up it had some brown sugar in it, so while it had heat at the end, Bonnie had a few bbq turds... She came in licking her lips more then usual.