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Jul 02, 2010
pulling up the grass, terrifying screams
by: IRIS

Ha ha thanks you guys, Jackson and Bailey. It reminded me of Tuffy last year, he did the same thing, pulling up chunks of grass and tossing it in the air, and digging into the grass until he hit soil and then rubbed in it (he still does this) I nick named him :piglet".
Yesterday in front of the pet supply store he stopped suddenly and went over to the divider in the parking lot that was mostly bark chips, and started rubbing his face into a big patch of green sticker weed! He let out a scream and jumped away from it. Which reminds me, anyone ever heard any other dog scream like the Coton does?
I'd like to know what you all think.
hug,
Iris & Tuffy the "piglet" (when he rolls in mud)

Jul 01, 2010
You're not alone
by: Anonymous

My Coton Jackson who is a little over three months loves to go outside and pull up grass, weeds, pull off bark from the tree, and even rub his nose deep into the grass until he hits dirt.....I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a coton who loves to do this. However, I try to keep it to a minimum because I don't want bald spots in the yard.....lol.

May 26, 2010
Loves Roots
by: Lubby & Bailey

Hi, My little Bailey is 5 months old and for the last couple of months, he too, loves roots. He digs them up and chews on them. He also eats the tops of dandelions and other plants in the yard. My vet said not to worry about it! I'm glad cause I just enjoy watching him come up with dirt all over his face.

Apr 17, 2010
Smelly Cotons
by: Gale

Who knows why dogs do the crazy things they do. Their sense of smell is obviously much different than ours or they wouldn't go around sniffing each others butts.

I too have heard that this can be a sign of marking their territory. I've also heard that some dogs do this after a bath to cover up the smell of perfume contained in many shampoos. It might smell good to us, but not so much to a butt-sniffing dog.

Another theory is that this behavior is their hunting instinct. Covering their own scent with another scent keeps predators from being able to smell where they are.

As far as I know, there are no plants that act like cat nip.

Dogs are so funny aren't they? I wonder what they think of our strange habits.




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