It is nothing for him to push a chair to stand on or climb a trellis fence to get things, but today Mr bad hips can't climb stairs scaled a 3.5 ft brick wall from standing to get a pigs ear.
I was at a job and the owners had left 2 pigs ears outside for their dog. Erns can't have these with his Crohns so I picked them up and put them on a garden about 3.5 foot high and maybe 2 foot wide. He stalked around sniffing. I took no notice as there was typical of him, no way any dog could get up there and as he hadn't seen me put them there didn't know they were there. Or so I thought.
About half an hour later he was still sniffing and wondering around...stopped.. sniffed...then jumped almost reached the top, hung onto the garden ledge, scrambled up onto the garden and got one. I stood there mouth open wondering what the heck just happened. I still can't believe he scaled that wall. The need for food is greater than the pain of sore joints.
Two pig ears 3 1/2 feet from reach is a strong motivation. Jumping like that from a standing position is what caused Judy's back injury last year.
Oh my! Amazing noses our sweeties have. :-)
My two favorite girls.
Ha Ha. I can relate to that. When Tank wants to do something there is no stopping him. He meanders out to go to the bathroom but take him in the car and let him out at the vets - honey he about trots to the door. Makes you go Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm is that my dog?
Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully
Erns...you are amazing. I bet you couldn't believe your eyes, Chris.
I bet if he thought about it, Ranger would walk a tightrope to get a piece of kibble. Food drive is incredible.
Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"
Duke just lives for his once a week ride to the bank's drive-thru window. They give out dog biscuits and one day a teller couldn't find the box with the biscuits so had to run up front, get another teller to come back to show her where they were. All this time Duke is waiting. I turn around to look over my shoulder and he has long lines of drool dripping from both sides of his mouth. I should probably sneak one in my coat pocket just in case they ever run out. Of course, he'd smell it before I ever got his leash on.
My two were sniffing at the base of a 3' hedge a few weeks back and I had the greatest difficulty dragging them away from it !
After a few more days of this I looked into the hedge and there was a slice of pizza lodged in the top !
No - they didn't get it !
It's amazing what they will do for food. Hope he is ok Chris - it must have scared you half to death