Saturday, April 9, 2011



We have this arrangement with a chicken centre nearby. Every Sunday, we get our specially readied chicken that lasts us for the week. Less meat, more bones, no skin is what we prefer so that we do not have to worry about weight gain issues.

Because we get boiled chicken for breakfast, having to eat kibble for dinner doesn’t seem so bad.

While in Goa, most of our chicken meals got substituted by sea-fish.





Oh No! Don’t think we are complaining. In fact, we LOVED it. Oftentimes, we would lick our plates clean even before Mummy could get back from washing her hands!

But ever since we had come back, things have been..err..not quite conducive.

The long drive back tired us out so that we just didn’t feel like going shopping for edibles and stuff. We were making do with whatever was left over in the fridge - eggs, cheese and potatoes- and ordering pizza.

So what happened yesterday wasn’t entirely Buddy’s fault.

We were out with Daddy to get our chicken, bread and whatever else humans need for a decent living.

We found some fresh chicken liver so we picked 2 kilograms of those too along with our usual stuff, feeling rather good that we would, at last have a nice home-cooked meal.

Buddy was unusually quiet. Usually he is very fidgety in the car, jumping up and down and sticking his head out over the driver’s shoulder.

‘The long trip must have made him more confidant about car-rides,’ Daddy said.

‘Sit down Shadow. Look what a good boy Buddy is, sitting quietly’.


It was only when we saw that sheepish and at the same time satisfied look on Buddy’s face did we realise something was amiss.

You will not believe it, but he had wolfed down an ENTIRE KILOGRAM of raw chicken liver!! Surprised smile



At first Daddy couldn’t believe it. He looked underneath the seats, just in case. There were two separate packets of one kilo each. He found one intact but the other had been torn open.

It had never ever happened earlier.

We almost always go pick up our chicken and sometimes all sorts of yummy cooked stuff too. Even buckets of KFC which is rather irresistible, we think.

Poor boy! He must have really been missing his chicken.

He couldn’t have been that hungry, he’d had his dinner the night before. Though not a very satisfactory one, it was still dinner.


But a WHOLE kilogram of chicken liver? That too raw?

I cannot even begin to imagine how. I wouldn’t as much as lick any packet unless it contains cooked food.

Shadow sniffs at the meat packets and tentatively licks them, but generally seems rather disinterested unless the food is on his plate.


Well, Buddy seemed rather content about the whole affair and went about with a smug look on his face the rest of the day.

He had Mummy rather worried though. She kept looking for tell-tale signs of a tummy upset but of course, there weren’t any!

And by evening, he was all ready for his share of pizza!

And yes, he is back to being his usual jumping, fidgety self in the car.






Minnie and Mack said...

What a good story! and no blow-out in the end....lucky dog.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

jabblog said...

A kilo of raw liver - Buddy, you naughty boy;-) Our pets are fed raw meat all the time but they can't tolerate liver (i.e. it goes down but comes back up again almost untouched!)
We can never trust them with food left within easy reach . . .

Anonymous said...

Oopsie! Buddy you must have a cast iron stomach! Bet the food stuffs get their own protected spot in the future ;)


Sarge said...

Hey Buddy!
Wow, Way To Go!! Good for you. Sometimes a pup's gotta do what a pup's gotta do. I always blame the humans for leaving these things within our reach. Sometimes instinct kicks in. I bet it was yummy and I think you did the right thing!
Grr and a Hungry Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bocci said...

Hahaha-we enjoyed reading this! Hope Buddy is still doing O.K.:-)

Mariodacat said...

ha ha- we're going away from your post laughing so hard. Dat silly buddy. He sure had his fill.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think things like this happen everywhere...Hope Buddy is still feeling okay!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You lucky dog, Buddy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

the booker man said...

heehee, buddy, i know how you feel! sometimes, you just can't control yourself when the yummy super delish chicken livers are right in front of you! i would have done the same thingie, especially if i hadn't had the chickens for awhile!! i'm glad you didn't get the explosive poopies, too. that would have been NOT FUNSIES AT ALL.

the booker man

pee s -- i had the bestest afternoon at bark to the park and stuff! hopefully, mama won't be lazy, and i'll be able to post about it on monday. heehee.

pee pee s -- i'm mega interested in this fisherman toy that ya'll got while on vaca!

Lorenza said...

Good job, Buddy!
Glad it did not make your tummy sick!
My grandma gets suspicious every time she can not hear me!
Happy weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Benny and Lily said...

Looks like we needto hookup with that place
Benny & Lily

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I am totally amazed and impressed with Buddy. Firstly that he could eat 1 kg of raw chicken livers and then to not have the most upset tummy ever, well, words fail me. He is a legend! Well done Buddy:)

snoopydog said...

That's one clever way to do it Buddy! I'll have to remeber that one for the road trips in our car, when Dad puts the meat in the back!!!! Have a fun week. Oscar and Ros