Mama Diaries

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Schultz and the Bumblebee

For those of you who don't know Schultz, he is our 100 pound German Shepherd.  He's also a little crazy.  This morning I took him outside to do his business.  He sniffed around and then stopped at the hydrangea bush.  His tail curled up and he went into full pounce mode.

"Schultz, what are you doing?" I asked.

His furry body was frozen into position.  He didn't move a muscle.  I knew he was stalking something, but I didn't know what.  A mole? A chipmunk?

About ten seconds later, a huge bumblebee emerged from the bush.  Schultz pounced.  And the bee landed right on his nose.  I don't think it stung him, but boy, was he startled!

He sneezed and the bee took off.

"You're lucky that wasn't a yellow jacket, Schultz, or your nose would be the size of a baseball right now!" I said.

He looked at me and sneezed.

Hopefully that'll be the last time he tries pouncing on a bumblebee!

46 comments:

  1. I would love to know what was going on in his little doggie brain when that bee landed!

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    1. It would be funny to know, wouldn't it?

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    1. Yes. It would've been quite unlucky had the bee stung is big, black nose!

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  3. Reminds me the Elephant and the Mouse story! Cute.

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  4. I can relate to this story (not about me) I once had a puppy named Sheba, just an ordinary dog, she chased a bee and it stung her face, which ballooned up that she looked like a boxer dog.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Glad to hear that Schultz wasn't stung. He'd have been one very unhappy dog if he had been.


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  6. *LOL* Yikes! I do wonder if he would've liked the taste of it if he chomped it!

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    1. It probably would've tasted like fuzzy pollen. I'm glad he didn't eat it!

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  7. I'm sure he'll do it again. Hopefully the bee will be just as startled.

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    1. It was kind of funny to watch his reaction.

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  8. My dog loves to catch bees midair--I keep him in practice during the off season by tossing popcorn for he to catch.

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  9. He gets stung he'll never do it again haha

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    1. Let's hope he doesn't have to learn the hard way!

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  10. I love your stories about everyday life. I miss those days of raising children.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi Janie! I've missed you! Hope the editing project went well.

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  11. Dogs are so much fun, I adore them!

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  12. We had a blond dog who looked like a cross between a German shepherd and collie. Beautiful dog. He got stung by a bee on his snout, and when it swelled up, his face looked more like a St. Bernard.

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  13. Silly Schultz! Thank goodness he wasn't stung...

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    1. I'm sure it would have really hurt. Dogs' noses are probably really sensitive.

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    1. Me too. I don't know what I would have done to help him.

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  15. My dog does the same thing. Then again, he drinks out of the toilet, too.
    On the other hand, he's quite limber and can entertain himself for hours.
    If you know what I mean.

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    1. Your dog sounds exactly like mine. ;)

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  16. No doubt the bee was very surprised as well. That's funny imagining Schultz planning an attack on a bumblebee!

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    1. Good thing there was only one bumblebee in that bush!

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  17. My dog is called bumble bee, so your post made me smile :)

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    1. That's funny. I wonder what would happen if Bumble Bee met a bumblebee? ;)

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  18. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want (gfc, bloglovin,..) :)
    http://www.borsadimarypoppins.com/
    xoxo Gloria

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    1. Thank you. I'll check out your blog.

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  19. I've been sneezing the entire afternoon... and not because of a bumblebee... LOL. It's the change in weather...
    Thank goodness Schultz avoided being stung. Some people (and animals too, I would imagine) are allergic to bee stings.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. I see several other people mentioned that their dogs have been stung by bees and had major swelling as a result.

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  20. The sneezing just cracked me up! Glad he didn't get stung. :)

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  21. Lol...i enjoyed reading this.
    You are an amazing writer...i love the humor infused in this.
    Amazing post

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  22. Ha ha.

    This blog post title would be perfect for a picture book title.

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    1. It would. I'll add it to my list of possible picture books. :)

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