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30 May 2016 / leggypeggy

We found the bone, sort of

Two dogs roughhousing

Indi and a very clean Scout roughhousing

Remember the whodunit at my house a couple of weeks ago? Two dogs and a missing leg of lamb—bone and all.

Indi and Scout were the obvious culprits, and now we know where the bone ended up.

Here’s how the discovery came about.

Scout and his mum, Caroline, came for dinner last night (we minded him while Caroline was on holiday.) Soon after they arrived, Caroline said Scout had spent the previous morning at the vet’s.

He was suffering from a severely impacted bowel.

Two dogs playing

Indi demonstrates her upside-down sit

Caroline explained, The vet said it was the worst case he’d ever seen. He gave him a laxative on Friday, but that did nothing, so back we went on Saturday. So the vet took an x-ray to see what was going on. You should have seen the x-ray! The blockage was huge. And what really surprised me was that the vet said it was caused by bones. I hardly ever give Scout bones, so I don’t know how this happened.

By then, I’m choking with laughter. Oh Caroline, you forgot all about the whodunit and the missing lamb bone!

Geez, we all had the best belly laugh at Scout’s pain and Caroline depleted wallet—$620—and then what the vet had to say as they were leaving. Caroline, he’s all sorted now. We’ve hosed down the surgery and cleaned up Scout as well as we can, but give him a bath when you get him home.

Oh my, the vision that conjures.

Border terrier

Scout looking perfectly innocent


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  1. toutparmoi / May 30 2016 10:44 pm

    The news I’ve been hanging out for. Well, we knew who the culprits were, but where did they hide the loot? Now we know. I hope Scout has learnt that crime doesn’t pay anyone but the vet.

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    • leggypeggy / May 30 2016 11:27 pm

      At least they didn’t have to go to the after-hours vet, which would have cost three times more.

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  2. Midwestern Plant Girl / May 30 2016 10:48 pm

    Ouch! I hope that bone was worth the enjoyment going in… as going out didn’t sound so fun! 😣

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    • leggypeggy / May 30 2016 11:28 pm

      Let’s just say I put last night’s leftovers away about two seconds after we cleared the table. Didn’t want the pair to try a repeat performance.

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  3. fiftywordsdaily / May 30 2016 11:16 pm

    Was this some kind of political protest? It’s just, he looks quite intellectual to me….

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    • leggypeggy / May 30 2016 11:29 pm

      You’ve got that right. He’s a very clever boy and surely the mastermind behind the heist, but he paid the higher price in the ‘ahem’ end.

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      • fiftywordsdaily / May 30 2016 11:35 pm

        Just don’t let him watch Ocean’s Eleven with his friends….

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      • leggypeggy / May 30 2016 11:36 pm



  4. spearfruit / May 30 2016 11:56 pm

    Should have known it was Scout all a long. This occurred with my dog and yes, the vet bill was quite expensive. She no longer gets bones. Happy Monday Peggy! 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / May 31 2016 7:04 am

      Scout chews toys to pieces, while Indi just plays with them, so it makes sense that he got the bone to gnaw on and she ate the meat. But remember I didn’t give them the lamb. They stole it.

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      • spearfruit / May 31 2016 7:17 am

        Yes, I remember they stole it – sneaking dogs! “)

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  5. Vicki / May 31 2016 12:11 am

    Poor Doggie 😥

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  6. susan@onesmallwalk / May 31 2016 12:46 am

    So, the mystery is solved. Somehow, I don’t think the discomfort he suffered would keep Scout away from a nearby bone in the future!

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  7. Laurie / May 31 2016 1:06 am

    Maybe Scout will be less of a piggy from now on? Haha!

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  8. Carol Ferenc / May 31 2016 5:38 am

    Wow! That story could have ended badly. I hope Scout has learned his lesson ~ but I doubt it.

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  9. bibseyb / May 31 2016 5:51 am

    A gluttony lesson for us all.

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  10. Dorothy / May 31 2016 7:31 am

    What an angelic face, how could you suspect him. He is probably trying to get you to believe Indi stole the bone and fed it to him. Was it a cooked bone? My dog has a raw bone every day and I have not had any expensive problems like that. She just grinds them up and eats them, or if large she occasionally buries them.


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    • leggypeggy / May 31 2016 8:01 am

      Yes, he does look very angelic but, as we know, looks can be deceiving. And yes, it was a cooked bone, but remember I didn’t give it to them. They stole it. Indi gets two raw bones a week and copes fine.


  11. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder / May 31 2016 7:58 am

    He looks really innocent.. ❤ I don't think he has learnt his lesson.. 😀

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  12. Sy.S / May 31 2016 10:12 am

    Glad to read that Scout survived ‘downing’ that huge lamb bone… lucky dog. I never feed my dog raw or cooked bones… and rawhide as well, which can cause problems in a dog’s digestive system.

    Aside- based on this dog bone post I keep on singing ;
    Got a girl name of BONEY MARONEY
    She’s as skinny as a stick of macaroni
    Oughta see her rock and roll with her blue jeans on
    She’s not very fat just skin and bo-o-one

    But I love her, she loves me
    Oh, how happy now we can be
    Makin’ love underneath the apple tree

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    • leggypeggy / May 31 2016 3:03 pm

      Oh gosh Sy, I haven’t heard that song for years. Thanks for the reminder.

      Yes, I’m so relieved that Scout didn’t suffer any lasting damage. I’ve always given Indi raw bones, but never cooked. Also no rawhide. I feel lucky she didn’t suffer either.


  13. Rashminotes / May 31 2016 3:36 pm

    He looks so innocent and adorable in the pic!

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  14. Traveling Rockhopper / May 31 2016 6:40 pm

    looks so adorable on the last photo!

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  15. wfdec / May 31 2016 8:39 pm

    Did the poor little puppy know you were laughing at him and aren’t you sorry.

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    • leggypeggy / May 31 2016 9:48 pm

      I don’t think he cared if we were laughing at him. By the time we heard the story, he’d been ‘home and hosed’ so he was feeling swell.

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  16. Louise Terranova / May 31 2016 8:46 pm

    I do like that upside down sit. Very clever.

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    • leggypeggy / May 31 2016 9:48 pm

      You are the first person to comment on the upside-down sit. I love it too.


  17. badfish / May 31 2016 11:03 pm

    Puts a whole new slant on “Bite me”

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  18. Zambian Lady / Jun 1 2016 3:08 am

    Ouch. I hope he will not do it again, but good to know that he is well.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 1 2016 1:13 pm

      He’s very well, but probably hasn’t learned his lesson. We’ll just have to keep bones away from him.

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  19. Lynz Real Cooking / Jun 2 2016 8:45 am

    Wow I remember this mystery well!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. America On Coffee / Jun 2 2016 10:10 am

    I am looking at the face and eyes of a smart dog.:-)

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  21. Curious to the Max / Jun 2 2016 11:21 am

    I’m relieved it wasn’t my first suspect Poor John. It would have been even more costly if John had eaten the bone.

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  22. Deb / Jun 3 2016 9:42 am

    No bones about it, it was Scout! The truth always comes out in the “end”…
    Please tell Indi I’m very impressed with her upside-down sit…she should have taught it to Scout, it may have helped!! 😉

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 3 2016 10:53 pm

      Glad you noticed. Indi’s upside-down sit is a sight to behold. Really too funny!

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  23. Mithai Mumblezz / Jun 3 2016 10:41 pm

    That was mystery solved!! Very glad to hear Scout is much better now 🙂 The price of stealing can be ‘expensive’.
    And scout makes the most adorable face ever!! 😀

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 3 2016 10:54 pm

      Scout is very adorable. We had another lamb roast tonight and all the leftovers are in the fridge!

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      • Mithai Mumblezz / Jun 5 2016 6:58 pm

        Scout ain’t going towards bones anytime soon 😉
        Wishing a fantastic weekend!! 😀


      • leggypeggy / Jun 5 2016 9:07 pm

        Don’t be so sure. I bet he’d go for an unattended bone. Wishing you a great weekend too.


  24. chattykerry / Jun 8 2016 6:56 am

    Bad dogs! I don’t know how many times our various evil felines have stolen the Sunday roast. We have a 5 minute rule in our house, rather than the 30 second one that normal people have… 🙂

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  25. jeanleesworld / Jun 11 2016 10:58 am

    This made my night! Glad to know the mystery cleared up…after a fashion…:)

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 11 2016 1:25 pm

      Tell you what. Nothing gets left on the bench overnight now!

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      • jeanleesworld / Jun 11 2016 8:34 pm

        LOL No kidding! My mother’s dog Buddy can be quite as mischievous just when someone leaves the kitchen, but he doesn’t have any fellow dogs to paw off the blame. (Yeah, I misspelled that on purpose–just couldn’t help myself! 🙂


      • leggypeggy / Jun 11 2016 8:40 pm

        Dogs love it when there’s someone else to blame. But I had a German shepherd and a Burmese-cross cat, and the cat was always the guilty one. No seriously, she was the one who always did it.


  26. Maxima / Jun 12 2016 4:58 pm

    Reblogged this on Spiritual Challenges.

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  27. tony / Jun 12 2016 10:47 pm

    A very funny story. Would be perfect for one of those moral tales for children. Misdemeanours will be punished!


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    • leggypeggy / Jun 12 2016 10:54 pm

      Brilliant idea, Tony. Would help if dogs understood the consequences of these misdemeanours.


  28. milliethom / Jun 17 2016 4:10 pm

    Haha. I’m glad all was revealed in the end, even if the consequences of Scout’s dirty deed ended up with him in such a state. A costly one, too, for Caroline.

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 17 2016 4:21 pm

      I felt like I should have chipped in for the vet bill, but Scout did bring it on himself. 🙂

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      • milliethom / Jun 17 2016 11:13 pm

        The funniest bit was Scout’s ‘blockage’ and the medical treatment – and the ensuing reaction and bath. I almost made an undignified comment about really being ‘in the s–t’! But that wouldn’t have been very ladylike of me. Lol.

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 18 2016 9:31 am

        I think the vet’s surgery was deep in the s**t!


  29. paintdigi / Jun 29 2016 8:23 am

    Superb article and pictures

    Liked by 1 person

  30. barkinginthedark / Aug 21 2019 3:10 pm

    Glad all came out ok. Our lab Elvis once ate two frozen cod filets…at least they had to have melted inside him…he had very good taste. continue…

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    • leggypeggy / Aug 21 2019 4:20 pm

      Our first schnauzer was a real guts and poor taste. He once ate four bars of soap.


  31. barkinginthedark / Aug 22 2019 5:48 am

    well…he WAS clean. ba-da-bomp. continue…

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