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Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Bone Marrow Feast

It's a dog-day cinderella story. One day I was broken and sick in an alley in downtown Los Angeles, and the next I'm chewing on yummy marrow bones with my pals, after a long dog hiking adventure.

Lately my pack and I have been hiking with a pair of rhodesian ridgebacks. They've introduced us to many fabulous trails and creeks where we've had endless fun. At first, I, a teacup chihuahua, was left behind because of my size because we were worried that the robust rhodies might step on me. Recently, we decided to give it a shot. It went really well and we've all been hiking together ever since. But it's not just our hikes I look forward to. The rhodies are superb hosts and they are both great at sharing. Visiting them at home is the equivalent of a child going to Disneyland for the first time. My favorite attractions at the rhodies' is that the grounds are like a bone cemetery. At any given time, they have at least four juicy loaded marrow bones lying around with my name on them, or so I like to think.

Our gracious host, Hank, welcoming us at the door
"Welcome to my home, Twinkie and pack."

Our spotted senior dog, always gets the first taste of dog treat

Spotted dog is tolerant of brindle dog, phew!

But if you look closely, you'll see that she's not too happy about it
As long as she puts up with it, we're okay

Spotted dog was right to be concerned about her marrow bone
The little brindle dog does have the tendency to . . .

. . . devour it

I am always happy to assist with the devouring part

I have developed a technique that only small dogs can use. Take notes: The large dogs, cannot, I repeat, cannot get their big snouts in there. The best dog tongues in the world couldn't empty this fine bone. This is where my technique and size come into play. I use my front paws like spoons. I stick them in there, scoop out a nice appetizer size bite, and then I eat it off my toe nails. The large dogs have no option but to drool and stare at me in wonderment. 

Over and out!



Deborah said...

Twinkie, the bone is bigger than you are!!! It must be super delicous...I am glad the hikes are going well and that the large dogs watch out and don't step on you!

Draco and his Mom said...

OMD...that bone looks so yummie... I want to try one at my house. I think mom would have to put it in the fridge though, cause there is only me to eat it.

Frankie Furter said...

Let's all sing together now...
She wheels her wheeeeelbarrow,
Through streets FILLED with MARROW...
Collars, and muzzles, My Pack, My Pack-OOOOOH.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twinkie!
Yes! That bone is almost your size!
I can understand your technique works pretty well!
Kisses and hugs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How unfair!!!! That bone is as big as you are, Twink, and WE have NEVER seen a bone anywhere close to that in size. We rarely even see a small marrow bone - we need to make some friends like your rhodies! Seriously, we hope you all enjoyed your tasty treats.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sallie said...

That bone looks awesome! I want one! :)

hero said...

The bone marrow looks so yummy, Twinkie... and great tips on how to devour it, though not everyone can use the techniques :)

Licks, hero

Lola said...

You know, that's what we kind of thought. Blog Mom saw some marrow bones in the supermarket but didn't get them because she couldn't figure out how I'd get the marrow. Even my tongue is kind of wide. I guess every size had advantages and disadvantages. I'm glad you and Frankie had a great treat.

wags, Lola

brooke said...

its finger licking good for you!

JackDaddy said...

MMMMMMM, toenail food! :)

parlance said...

Obviously small snouts rule!

Mr Koda MD said...

TVT Toejam anyone?


I had a cousin rhodesian ridgeback called Tusker, he has crossed the rainbow bridge now tho...

Mango said...

I am totally jelly of your small dog skills at getting out the marrow. I could use some assistance next Sunday when I have my bone.


Madi and Mom said...

Now that was a fun trip Twink!!!
To be a good host is definitely a gift your friends the Rhodies are great very nice to share their home and bones with you all,
Madi and Mom

Bijou said...

You lucky dogs! My mom used to give her big dogs bones like that. Me and Banjo don't get any though. She says it will gives us the "runs". I think she is lying to us. Do you get the "runs" when you eat them big bones?


Sagira said...

That bone is bigger than you are. You're so cute.

Dory and the Mama said...

Awwwww leave it to the little dog to have the big brain!!

Smileys and Snuggles,
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

BRUTUS said...

Small but mighty! Too bad my snooter is so short, I'd only get the littlest bit of that yummy delicacy!

Brutus the Frenchie

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