I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My First Rawhide

Daddy bought me my very first rawhide! I know, some of you must find it hard to believe that a 10 year old cutie like me never had rawhide before. Momma had heard that they were not good for dogs so she had never gotten me any as a pup. They decided since so many of my furiends get them and not had any problems to give it a try.

My first sniff and I was already trying to steal it from Daddy.
Once I grabbed that thing I ran into the living room and plopped down on my under-the-coffee-table-blanket. You may have noticed a lot of my photos are taken on this blanket....Mom and Dad can't figure out why I like to lay under the coffee table but I do. If they don't know where I am, I can hide under there and they go looking everywhere for me.....Hehe!
Hmmmm.....I'm thinking this is yummylicious!
It didn't take long before I was in power chewing mode.
Notice my technique of holding it with my paw
and using the floor as leverage.
Mom recently washed my blanket, against my wishes, and now there are white fuzzies all over it.
She told me it stank! Can you believe that?
I'm just gonna put some rawhide ick
all over it as I try out a new position.
Oh! This is "flat out" pawesome!
A view from the front. Even though I am a rawhide newbie, I think these techniques are working rather well.
After all, it didn't take too long for me to finish it off.
I was able to make a complete mess out of my blanket too!
Serves you right for washing it, Mom!
I think I'm now a rawhide addict!


The Army of Four said...

We aren't allowed to have rawhide. Something about trying to swallow big chunks of stuff.....

sadermaxx said...

Hi Twix! I'm glad you liked your first rawhide, Sadie isn't allowed to have them, but you look like you really liked it and you can remember it longer from the ick on the blanket too.

Cole said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your first rawhide. Those suckers are banned in our house; we try to swallow without chewing. Ruff, Beckett & Meadow.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

It looks like you enjoyed it, but it's banned from our house - we try to swallow it whole!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twix!
I can see you enjoyed it a lot!
I used to have rawhide a lot because it was the only treat we find here but I no longer like it!
Have a great sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Bijou said...

Hi Twix,

You sure made that rawhide disappear fast! I never had rawhide either. Mom won't let us have it.

Wags & wiggles,

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow Twix, it looks like you really liked that rawhide! I've never had it either, because moms old dog used to frow up when he ate it. No fair!!!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I have them from time to time but Mom monitors my chewing - when it gets to be a smaller piece, she'll take it from me...

Maybe woo should try a bullystikhk...that might be fun to try!


Painter Pack said...

I wuvs my bones! Of course, my chompers are much bigger, but I thinks woo was doing a furry good job on that rawhide!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Thor said...

Good job with your rawhide, Twix! I have rawhide sometimes!


DoDo and MoMo said...

Occasionally pawrents let us chew them but we like raw bones more!

Hailey said...

Hi Twix! That rawhide sure looks yummy! Mommy won't get me any. She says the same thing that they are dangerous. I just wish she'd take out the time to look at your adorable pix and see that the only thing that happened to you was that you had sheer simple delightful pleasure. She did speak with my teacher and she too said none for me. Next time you have one take extra licks for all us deprived furiends!!

Hugs & smooches xoxo

hero said...

Hi Twix, is the raw hide tasty? I have not eaten any of these before.


Selba said...

Hi Twix,

Wow! a rawhide? We are not familiar with it but it certainly looks delicious!

Adele, Vincent & Bella

Martha Basset said...

Hi Twix
That rawhide looked yummylicious right enough - we have never had that and haven't seen them over here. We do get pig's ears now and again that we love.
we are glad you enjoyed it and managed to make a bit of a mess too - essential we feel to really enjoying your food.
We wanted to let you know that we did manage to get some tuna sandwiches at the picnic - we agree kibble is completely boring on a picnic!!!
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxx

The OP Pack said...

Glad to see you got to try rawhide. We used to have them but Mom said we try to swallow the pieces when they are too big. Just be careful with yours, Twix, we don't want you to get sick or hurt from them.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

SEDONA said...

Hey Twix! Welcome to the world of rawhide addicts! I am a card-carrying member, myself. I can understand your pawrents' concern tho' as my human had the same...an obedience instructor told her to get the "compressed" kind, which is safer since it comes apart in thin layers instead of chunks.
PeeEss: I'm over my hangover. You gotta give me your "day after" remedies for next time, OK?
Your pal,

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

we cant have rawhide either - we eat them too quickly and they can cause severe intestinal issues for guttons like us

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Tiffany said...

Mom and Dad don't let us have rawhide or pig ears. They used to give us the rawhide chews from the vets office that helped clean our teeth but we don't even get that anymore. Mom is scared they will settle and get stuck in our teensy little tummies and we do like to eat chunks. So many dogs get rawhide and pig ears and are fine though, so I don't know why she won't let us have any. We do get bully sticks though and we LOVE them. That rawhide you have looks mighty tasty and your techniques are great!

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus

Joey and Maggie said...

Looks yummy! Our dad won't let us have rawhide either....but we get our favorite...raw chicken feet. We love to go under tables and chew too....it's very private!

ocmist said...

Oh, we've had rawhide "flips" for years, and they've never caused us any problems. Mom does keep an eye on us, especially when she hears us trying to swallow a big piece... we usually just gag it back up, and rechew (which makes Mom gag too:)

We enjoy one at least once or twice a week. We also get the rawhide bones that are about 8-10 inches long and they last a long time!

Bethany said...

My Chihuahua is kind of odd in that he doesn't even like raw hides. He is a very picky eater, but he is all about chewing on his plastic bone. Go figure!