Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Oh Nos To Schmackos!

Hi there!  Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

I asked my human dad, Gary, as to why he hasn't done another pawst this year.  He replied, "Oh Penny!  Please, please, please, would you be so kind as to do an article?  I've got a trapped nerve in my left shoulder, Penny.  It's starting to feel better after nearly two weeks of feeling like I have a toothache in my left shoulder!  However, it's still difficult to type something."

Thus, my friend on the other side of the computer screen, here I be.  I don't mind taking over the peeboard.  Start again, I don't mind taking over the keyboard and pawblishing one of my must-read pawsts.
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About a month ago, Gary was sitting on the chair in the living room.  He was munching away on some snacks.  "Oh yuck!  What the hell!?", Gary yelled.  This was followed by him making a mad dash to the kitchen sink.  I can vividly recall the ensuing puking type sound.

About five minutes before Gary freaked out, he had gone to an unlit kitchen and had grabbed a snack from the counter.  He thought the salami tasted kinda' odd.  Ah yes, human dad, Oh nos to Schmackos!  






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  1. I hope Gary feels better. Some people like dog treats I'm sure, just like some people like eating detergent pods.

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    1. Hi human, Pat,

      He seems to be getting better although I notice he's struggling to put on his coat or tie up his laces or put on his socks.

      I know I like so-called human treats. So, I'm sure it works both ways. Eating detergent pods would probably turn a human into some kind of bubble machine.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  2. LOL - poor Gary! I bet he's turns on the light from now on!!!
    Hope he's feeling better soon!

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    1. Hi human, Jemi,

      The moral of the story is for my human dad to remember to turn on the kitchen lights and check what he grabs.

      Thanks and I'm sure he's going to be just fine very soon.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  3. Penny, my mom and dad used to keep a little container of puppy cookies on the kitchen table for Cleo..their dachsie.....When people visited Mom would open the container and give them some 'cookies' for Cleo so they could make hard and fast friends. One chap thought the 'cookies' were for him and ate one. Dad asked him what he thought of them and he replied, "a little dry, but not bad". They never did tell him.
    Too bad Gary didn't like your treats...or maybe, it's better he didn't....you wouldn't want him eating them all.

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    1. Hi human, Delores,

      Cookies made out of puppies? I'm kidding! Arf! That's really funny about that one chap eating one of Cleo's cookies.

      Ah yes, he's decided he's not a big fan of my doggy treats. As for me, I'm going to grab some of that salami.

      Thank you, my nice human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  4. Oh that is a tough mistake. Poor Gary and less treats for you, Penny, too! I have done something similar in the dark. Always a shock!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi human, Jess,

      A mistake my human dad wouldn't of made if he'd bothered to switch on the key light first. Slightly less doggy treats for me but I did grab one of those salami sticks. Thank you, my kind human friend, Jess.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  5. It didn't taste like chicken to him?
    Think I would've rinsed my mouth for an hour.

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    1. Hi human, Alex,

      He said it tasted like a chicken-flavoured belt. Had no idea my human dad likes to munch on belts. No wonder his trousers wont stay up properly!

      I thought he might of then rinsed his mouth out with the water from my dog dish for at least an hour.

      Thank you, human dude.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  6. Penny, please don't tell your human that this made me laugh.
    Thank you.
    Love to you and your human.

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    1. Hi human, Robyn,

      We shall keep it a secret as I know giggle under my doggy breath.

      Love to you, my adorable human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  7. Well, this post was short but very, very funny. Don't tell Gary I said that :)

    I'm sorry your dad's nerve is trapped. I can imagine how painful that must be, having had a simple pinched nerve in my shoulder years ago. It made me want to cut my arm off. There seemed no way to get away from the pain, even for a few moments. I hope it will improve quickly.

    Thanks for the update and (very, very funny) post, Penny!

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    1. Hi human, Jenny,

      I wont tell my human dad.

      Thank you for your concerns in regards to Gary. Ah yes, you can relate to such pain. Of all the nerve, I say. He does seem to be getting better. At this rate, he'll be out playing basketball.

      I thank you for your comment, my lovely human friend, Jenny.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  8. Oh dear! I feel for your human dad. It doesn't sound like that snack settled well. Give Gary some love Penny.

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    1. Hi human, True,
      Nice to see you
      My doggy snack
      Gave him a sick attack
      He's better now
      After eating my chow
      I shall give him some love
      Whilst I chew on his glove

      Thank you, human, Truedessa.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  9. Toothache in the shoulder, I know just how that feels, but lower down in the back, that's where I get my pinched nerves usually.
    Please remind your human to ALWAYS turn on the light when looking for snacks.
    Thanks for updating us Penny.

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    1. Hi human, River,

      I'm so sorry to read of your own personal woes with pinched nerves. The pain does seem to spread to other parts of the body.

      Indeed, I think he's realised to switch on the light before grabbing a snack.

      You're welcome for the update, my delightful human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  10. Hi Penny, hope Gary's shoulder improves. Not a nice thing to happen.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi human, Yvonne,

      Thanks and he's cautiously optimistic that the pain is finally tapering off. He was very close to going to A and E.

      Cheers to you, my thoughtful human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  11. Blah, I'd want to bleach my mouth after that. But then I guess it adds flavor. Too much flavor for him to savor? lol

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    1. Ah, Pat in the Hatt,

      Life's a bleach
      Within your reach
      Too much flavour
      Do me a favour.

      Thank you, good dude
      Never a prude.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  12. Ugh! I don't know which would be worse - dog or cat treats.

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    1. Hi human, Diane,

      Cat or dog treats? Pawhaps we should take a survey.

      Thank you, nice human, Diane.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  13. Penny, I believe that if you can get a good story out of a mistake, it is so worth it. I hope you didn’t giggle in front of him.

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    1. Hi human, Arleen,

      Absolutely and I reckon I've got lots of good stories about my human dad. I giggled quietly under my doggy blanket.

      Thank you, friendly human, Arleen.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  14. It was really kind of you to share your Schmackos, Penny. How were you to know us humans don't appreciate the flavour?

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    1. Hi human, Patsy,

      I'm such a generous dog. I was most surprised that my human dad didn't exactly like my Schmackos!

      Cheers to you, human, Patsy.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  15. HAHA! Fur babies spill all our secrets :) I hope the taste is gone from dad's mouth. And I hope his shoulder is better!

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    1. Hi human, Martha,

      The taste has just about left my human dad's mouth after a month of gargling with mouthwash. I think it was mouthwash.

      His shoulder does seem to be getting better.

      Thank you, my amazing human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  16. What a bummer, Penny -- eating YOUR treats!

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    1. Hi human, Debra,

      Fur sure, eh. It's okay because I'm going to eat a bunch of his tasty human treats.

      Thank you, my cordial human friend, Debra.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  17. My husband ate a whole bag of dog jerky as a teen. He said it was a little dry, but not bad. Now, the dogs hide them better to keep him out of them.

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    1. Hi human, Elizabeth,

      Your dogs are very wise. Your husband couldn't resist the dog jerky back in his teenage years and now your dogs must keep him the heck away from their dog jerky treats.

      Thank you, my human friend, Elizabeth.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  18. My daughter only ever fed her two (late) cats on a crunchy product that she bought from a National chain of Vets. Apparently it contained all the nutrition they ever needed and they would not even look at any other food. I have to say the bowl of crunchy cereal-like nosh looked really tempting but I always resisted. Because, you know Penny, it would a pretty dumb human who ate pet food eh?
    Love from Ginger, the fat lazy cat.
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s morally doubtful Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Hi human, Barry,

      I was wondering just how late were your daughter's cats. Ignore the previous sentence. I'm surprised that you resisted a bowl of crunchy cat cereal type stuff, human, Barry.

      Yes, my human dad can be pretty strange when it comes to trying different foods. Enjoy your spotted dick, good human sir.

      My regards to my biggest cat fan, Ginger!

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  19. Oh gosh Penny ... that was very silly of your master. To top it off - you now have fewer Turkey Schmackos left ... I'd make sure he gives you extra pocket money this week, or perhaps even month, so you can get more Schmackos into the flat ... seems Gary survived though - good to know ... take care and remind him that light switches are for using ... they may be out of your reach, but are definitely at his level. Cheers to you both - Hilary

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    1. Hi human, Hilary,

      He's silly at the best of times. Gary is going to purchase me a year's supply of Turkey Schmackos!

      Yes, the old dude has survived the attack of the Schmackos! I have pointed out to Gary where the light switch in the kitchen is.

      All the beast, um, all the best to you on Vancouver Island, my adorable human friend, Hilary.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  20. I'm so sorry to have a chuckle at Gary's expense....but that's just funny stuff right there.

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    1. Hi human, JoJo,

      Hey, no worries. I have a good chuckle about my human dad, Gary, on a regular basis. It was pretty funny, fur sure.

      Thank you, human friend, JoJo.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  21. Hahahaha! Thank goodness for toothpaste!!

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    1. Hi human, Heather,

      Fur sure! Thank goodness I kept him away from my doggy toothbrush!

      Thank you, human, Heather.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  22. Haha! That was a great visual Penny! Good job. Maybe next time Gary will turn the lights on!

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    1. Hi human, Lisa,

      Glad you liked the visual, my nice human friend. I have shown Gary where the light switch in the kitchen is. Hope he takes the hint.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  23. I enjoyed your post Penny and sorry to say ...I couldn't stop laughing!!!(sorry Gary)
    Hope the shoulder is getting better.

    Good wishes to you all

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi human, Jan,

      I'm really pawleased you enjoyed my pawst, my nice human friend, Jan. My human dad is a good sport about it all. Laugh away, Jan, laugh away!

      His shoulder seems to be getting better. Although when taking him for a walk, I noticed it still takes him ages to put on his coat.

      Thank you, human, Jan.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  24. Oh dear. This reminds me of the time my mother accidentally brushed her teeth with our labrador's toothbrush. XD

    I hope your shoulder feels better soon, Gary.

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    1. Hi human, Misha,

      Oops to your mother accidentally brushing her teeth with your Labrador's toothbrush. I must make sure Gary doesn't get anywhere near my Jack Russell toothbrush :)

      His shoulder is mostly getting better. Still has some very painful moments which seem to be worse when I need to take him out for a walk.

      Thank you, my nice human friend, Misha.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  25. Those don't look good to me either :(

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    1. Hey Riot Kitty,

      I'm going to send you some nice kitty treats.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  26. Penny it's so kind of you to take over for Gary. Your writing is very good and your story about Gary was very funny. I do feel bad for poor Gary though, sounds like he's had some bad luck of late. Well I hope he feels better soon and doesn't eat any more of your treats! Have a nice weekend Penny and Gary!

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    1. Hi human CraveCute aka Diane,

      That's me, always sharing my treats with my rather weird human dad :) Delighted you like my pawing on the peeboard, sorry, keyboard. Yeah, it was sort of funny what happened to the poor old dude.

      He seems to be almost better and then he tries to put on his socks which causes him to go ouch. I'm watching him very closely in case he attempts to munch on some more of my doggy treats.

      Thank you for the nice weekend wishes, I spent a lot of it snuggled up on a pillow. I sure hope you had a lovely weekend, my lovely human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  27. I just bought the cat a "lickable treat." It is in a foil wrap and looks like a single serving tuna snack. My hubby almost opened it and ate it. I would have let him, ya know, just to see the look on his face. But it was expensive and I did not want to waste it on him, lol.

    Glad you might be feeling better Gary.

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    1. Hi human, Donna,

      It might of been worth seeing the look on your hubby's face as you may well of had the camera at the ready :)

      Gary is close to getting better but he's still getting reminders of the pain in his left shoulder.

      Thank you very much, human, Donna.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  28. Aw Penny, tell your dad I hope his shoulder is better soon. I hope after he ate (and spat out) your Schmacko that he gave you one of his own treats! xx

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    1. Hi human, Teresa,

      His shoulder is better but still quite painful. I ended up eating a whole bunch of his salami treats! :) xx

      Thank you, my lovely human friend, Teresa.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  29. Hey, if it's good enough for you, it's sure as hell good enough for him! Hahahaha. Rosie has vegetable based chews called Whimzees so if I ever reach for a chewy chew, I'll be safe, though Rosie will be peeved. Take care pretty Penny and your fab human Gary Xxx

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    1. Hi human, Michelle,

      I think that maybe my treats are way too good for him! ARF! :) And, at a Whimzee, you may well have a nice chewy treat. Keep watching your human, Michelle, Rosie!

      Thanks for your neato comment and take very good care. Happy chewing! BOL! Xxx

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  30. I hope he replenished your supply, Penny. Remind the old fellow to turn on the lights from now on, but give he a "There. There." when you do.

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    1. Hi human, Lee,

      He did indeed replenish my supply. Every time he gets near the kitchen when it's night time, I tell him "There, there!", as in where the light switch is.

      Thanking you kindly, my adorable human friend.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny! 🐢

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  31. Now this made me laugh a bit too much! Maybe because I can relate to it. I'm not ashamed to say, I've done the same thing..only I knew I was doing it. The treat we got from the trainer smelled so good I had to try it. It tasted gross. But the pups loved them. Hugs and love to you Penny and of course to Gary too! Healing vibes headed his way.

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Hi human, Elsie,

      Aha and you can relate to what my human dad did. I think you actually enjoyed the doggy treat! BOL πŸ˜€

      Thanks for the hugs and love to the both of us, my lovely human friend, Elsie. A doggy kiss back to you .

      His shoulder is still acting up or maybe he's just wanting me to totally take over the blog.

      A beachy week, fur sure.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny πŸΆπŸ˜€

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  32. That made me chuckle. Sorry! Dog food smells horrible. I can only imagine how bad it tastes!

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    1. Hi human, Sherry,

      Chuckle away, Sherry! I believe my doggy treats may well be an acquired taste.

      Thank you for you comment, nice human, Sherry.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny πŸΆπŸ˜€

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  33. OMG I AM DYING LAUGHING!! This is HILARIOUS! I have to apologize for not being around...ALL of the blogs I subscribe to (such as yours) that are delivered via feedburner to my email stopped coming about 2 or so weeks ago. This happened in October too, lasted about a month, then they magically started coming again. I pray they fix the problem!! xoxo

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    1. Hi human, Caren,

      I'm delighted this could make you laugh. Even my human dad had a bit of a laugh about it.

      Oh, I know all too well about that ridiculous Feedburner stuff! Not to worry and thank you for leaving your nice comment, human, Caren.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny πŸΆπŸ˜€

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I do try to comment back to each commenter individually. However, I might have to shorten my replies or give a group thank you. That way, I can spend more time commenting on your blogs. Thank you and peace, my friend.