Mama Diaries

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moth Meal

We seem to be on a food kick at my pad.  This time it's Schultz's turn for a food story.  In case you don't know, Schultz is our hundred pound German Shepherd.  And he's always up to something.  Today's something involved a moth.  Two of them.

I was outside weeding, and Schultz decided he was going to help.  He stuck his big snout in the dirt and yanked a few out.  As he did, some moths were disturbed.  They flew up, attempting to get away from the two mammals who were invading their territory.

Schultz immediately dropped the weeds and took off in hot pursuit.  Those stupid moths weren 't smart enough to fly high, so of course, Schultz caught one in his ginormous mouth.

"Schultz, drop it!"  I said.

It was a little too late for that.  Schultz swallowed it whole.  Then he went off to chase the other one.

"Schultz!" I yelled.

He didn't listen.  He pursued that thing until he caught it.  And yes, he swallowed it whole.  Apparently moths are a doggy delicacy.

So now I'm going to put up a sign on my backyard fence:  "Danger:  This Premise is Guarded by a Moth Killing Dog!  Enter at Your Own Risk!"   

41 comments:

  1. Harper once chased a butterfly, but, fortunately, failed to catch it. He looked so cute. He does not look cute when he catches and kills birds.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. No, that would not look cute at all!

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  2. A moth murderer! At least they didn't suffer haha

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    1. They probably died of a heart attack before they made it down Schultz's esophagus!

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  3. hope they won't fly inside Schultz's stomach!

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    1. Yeah. Schultz probably won't like the feeling of butterflies (er, moths) in his tummy!

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  4. Maybe they taste like chicken. ;)

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  5. Great story, animals will chase anything,
    I had a puppy once who jumped up at a bee and got stung on her face, she looked like a bull terrier for hours after.

    Yvonne.

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  6. My kitten killed a moth in the kitchen earlier. She didn't eat it, though. Left it on the floor, presumably as a warning to any other moths or insects that happen to pass through.

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    1. That's one way to keep the moths away!

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  7. That is a perfect sign to put up. I had no idea dogs would eat moths, however, our dog used to lick up beetles if they happened to be passing by.

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    1. I think dogs pretty much eat anything!

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  8. Ha! Dogs can eat the weirdest things- I guess they were an exotic delicacy to him~

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  9. It's the thrill of the chase I think. Smaller moving things are dog delicacies =o

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    1. Yes, and Schultz is a German Shepherd who's wired to chase!

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  10. Oh yes - I recognise this scenario. Our dogs catch 'things' but our little cats catch many more 'things'. Woe betide anything that flies into our house (or creeps, or crawls . . . )

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    1. Sounds like you have good watch dogs and cats!

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  11. I usually don't really chase things that fly. They usually fly too fast for me to catch.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  12. That's so funny. Denny chases them from time to time when I let him outside (with supervision). He eats a lot of bugs -- moths, spiders, flies. He even ate a dried up worm once. I wonder if Shultz would like worms?

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    1. Schultz has sniffed a worm from time to time, but never eaten one (at least as far as I know).

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  13. *LOL* Don't they have lots of protein?!

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    1. Maybe in their toothpick bodies. Not sure about the wings, though. :)

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  14. I have a huge phobia of moths, so I don't think I'd mind having a dog that ate 'em!

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    1. I'll send Schultz over to guard your pad!

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  15. Dogs love to catch things in their mouth--I've seen mine catch bees and wasps as well as moths and his favorite game is to be fed popcorn, tossing it in the air so he can catch it.

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    1. Dogs have remarkable coordination. My dog likes to catch things in his mouth like that, too.

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  16. Hmmm, gives a whole new meaning to having butterflies in the stomach, huh?

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    1. Hmmm. I'd better have extra doggy poo bags on our next walk!

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  18. LOL! I'm impressed with a weed-pulling dog. Would you be willing to loan him out for a week or two? ;)

    P.S. I nominated you for a couple awards. http://crystalcollier.blogspot.com/2013/06/awards-coming-out-my-ears.html

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    1. Sure. You can have him. He'll pull weeds for you, and I won't have to pick up his dog hairs for the house showings. A win-win situation! Thanks for the awards. I'll go check them out.

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  19. Schultz is trying to prove he's multi-talented! There probably isn't another dog anywhere who has an appetite for moths.
    Congratulations on your new awards!

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  20. Our little pup is a big time Bug Hunter. She just loves bug hunting. So funny to watch her.

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  21. How lucky to have a dog that helps pulls weeds. Too bad he got distracted before the job was done. : )

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