Give the bone a dog…………….

We did a tip run this morning and after popping into the bank to see if our previous broadband supplier had credited us (they haven’t and nothing is pending so we shall go again on Friday and cancel the direct debit anyway as we just want shut of them), I went into the butcher to get Maya a bone.
They didn’t have any, but the young lad was carving up half a cow and the head butcher said to cut the bone out for us.
OMG. Hubby and Maya were in the doorway and her eyes were fixed on the counter.
I said it was too big as she was only a pup so they sawed it in half and gave us all of it.
It weighed a ton and Maya was all over me.
When we got home, we looked into the bag which contained two huge bones.
Hubby managed to saw one in half so she was given the smaller piece (on the left) and I’ve frozen the other.

She demolished it all………… yep, the lot.
Five minutes after this picture was taken, that nub too had gone. I was so anxious, I rang her breeder to check it was OK for her to eat the bone itself! She said not to worry, just check her motions and if they were too white, cut back on the bones! We only give her them once in a while anyway as a special treat.

As for the other bit:

It was too big to give her all at once and Hubby couldn’t break it, even with a sledgehammer, so he stripped off all the meat, dug out a lot of the marrow and put that in with her dinner for later. Sadly I couldn’t make enough room in my small freezer for the rest, so we’ve had to bin it.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Give the bone a dog…………….

  1. willowdot21 says:

    What lucky girl she is 💜🤣

  2. RAW bones are safe. Cooked bones, even for small dogs, are dangerous because they crack and split into sharp shards. I don’t worry about the size of the bone. You’d be amazed at how fast a big dog can reduce that bone to a mere morsel 😀

  3. That thing is massive! Good for soup stock I should think, but perhaps it was too big to even attempt. What a lucky girl, and I’m sorry she was taken a bit poorly afterward! Dogs love them some bones, Ziggy has even attempted to gnaw although he doesn’t have half his teeth. Hubby used to say bones were a great ‘doggy toothbrush’ in a sense.

    • You should have seen it before he cut it in half…… it was practically walking around! The other half is in the freezer and she won’t have it for a while as her tummy is a little unsettled. Chicken and rice in her dinner today. She is a little subdued but still wants to play and go out for her walks. Hubby has just taken her for her third and I did the previous two.

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