Quote Of The Day

From a nice lady at church, when we were discussing giving our dogs bottled water during our boil-water advisory of the past few days

I’m not giving my dog bottled water: dogs drink from puddles and lick each other’s butts. Tap won’t hurt her.

Couldn’t really argue with that!

Update: Here’s the picture I think Chancy Girl is talking about in the comments

19 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. Skyler says:

    We have the finest water supply systems in the world. Tap water is good enough for people too. And a lot cheaper.

  2. Syd B. says:

    “I’m not giving my dog bottled water: dogs drink from puddles and lick each other’s butts. Tap won’t hurt her.”

    I wonder from where Barney Frank drinks his water?

  3. Dave E. says:

    If it’s easy enough to do I would still boil the water if that’s the official advice. My dog drank plenty of water from natural sources over the years and was just fine. She also occasionally puked it back up. That’s no big deal in the woods, but I imagine it’s a bit of a pain in the butt in the kitchen.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    BeauBeau, on the otherhand, shoots out both ends when in contact with either toiletbowl and/or pond water.

    I wouldn’t be so cavalier…

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    I agree, Skyler, but you may not have noticed a few posts down that our water supply got knocked out last Friday 🙂

  6. JeffS says:

    Boiling water is a pain, but given the state of the rest of the world, it’s one that I’d gladly accept. Because the alternative is depending on bottled water, or water brought in by buckets.

    The real problem is that we’ve let our infrastructure deteriorate to the point that it’s falling apart.

    As for dogs……I love ’em, but I’ll aim them at the toilet before sharing bottled water with them.

    Except for BeauBeau, of course.

  7. Chancy girl says:

    I’m with the lady at church. Labs would think nothing of drinking water straight out of the reservoir. Claude is a “huntin dawg” after all. I will send you a picture of Cluade to prove it via email.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    The only thing he hunts now is space on the couch!

  9. Chancy girl says:

    Tis a pity. He would love hunt. But I won’t do anything to remind him of it.

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    I would love to get him out in the woods, he would love it. Are you referring to that picture of the young Claude with the grouse in his mouth? That’s such a beautiful photo. He has such a big smile in it!

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Posted the pic

  12. JeffS says:

    That’s a great photo! Claude is a beautiful dog, and deserves all the meat cakes he gets.

  13. tree hugging sister says:

    What a STUD MUFFIN!

  14. tree hugging sister says:

    Dammit, Bingley ~ PUT CLAUDIE’S NAME on the PICTURE!

  15. tree hugging sister says:

    By the way, BeauBeau hunted up a whole lizard in one gulp this weekend. major dad came to the patio door holding just a disembodied, wriggling tail, having arrived at the murder scene immediately after the “SNAP!”. Weren’t we on pins and needles waiting for THAT to BACKfire…whew.

  16. Mr. Bingley says:

    It’s named ‘babyclaude’ isn’t it?

  17. tree hugging sister says:

    Only when someone knows to click ‘properties”, dope. I mean, so someone who comes in ON the Swilling sees that it’s Claudie immediately! I thought someone had just put up a tres handsome labbie picture. I had no idea it was my nephew! Shouldn’t have to hunt through the comments for that!

  18. Mr. Bingley says:

    If you put the mouse over the picture doesn’t ‘babyclaude’ show up without clicking? It does on this winders box using firefox.

  19. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, I’m a dope. You have to know to mouse over. O_o

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