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Grass

Postby Jen » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:05 pm

The grass in SLO was too prickly. The soil in Tualatin was too rocky. But this lawn is juuuust right. For vigorous back rolls, that is.

Order of activity upon being let outside: pee, fling self on ground and roll, chase squirrel. Almost every time they go outside, they have to roll. It's so funny. Bella gets so into it that she inchworms her way 3-4 dog lengths down the yard.
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Re: Grass

Postby SherriA » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:21 pm

Goldilocks grass!
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Postby UpwardDog » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:30 pm

that's adorable!

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Postby Calypso » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:44 pm

So cute!

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Re: Grass

Postby Sabine » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Awww, fun!
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Re: Grass

Postby JudyL » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:31 am

It's heavenly!

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Postby maxs_mommy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:20 pm

Love it! Max says you can't beat a good grass scratch!
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Re: Grass

Postby MaisyPancakes » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:04 pm

That is seriously awesome. Ahahaha!

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Postby connie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:50 am

One or two of my dogs do that, it always makes me smile because they look SO happy!

I read somewhere, long ago, that when a dog does that they are not just rolling around or scent-marking or scratching itchy bits, they are connecting to the energy of the earth and sort of 're-calibrating' their bodies with the magnetic fields of the earth. That made me wonder why some dogs do it and some don't, but I've never seen any mention of that again.

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Re: Grass

Postby whiteboxerboy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:54 am

Aww, SO happy! I love seeing dogs do that. There was one place I used to walk Brinca where she'd roll all the way down the hill 3 or 4 times.

Connie, E told me the same thing about dogs rolling. She also said dogs should spend at least 15 minutes every day on the grass or ground. Interesting.

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Postby Jen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:38 am

That's funny about reconnecting with magnetic energy. I'm constantly told I have an overactive magnetic field around me because I literally cause electronics to go haywire. :whistle: I could tell you story after story of IT guys saying, "Yeah, I've never seen it do that before." Even machines I didn't actually use, just sat near. Fax machines that go crazy after I move desks. Entire computer networks that mysteriously resolve their issues when I go on vacation for two weeks. Printers that stop working when they are moved near my room. :crazy: So it would not surprise me that my dogs need to reset their magnetic energy. lol

Roscoe has always flung himself on the ground to roll when we take him to grassy areas, but since Bella is not a "hang out at the park" kind of dog we haven't really noticed her doing that. This would be one of the few grassy areas where she can "relax" enough to do it, I guess.

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Postby connie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:00 am

Wait, are you saying that your dogs short out being around you? :lol: :lol:

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Postby Jen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:03 am

rofl Hmm, Scout's daring escapes also end with vigorous grass rolling. Maybe I should get Joe to roll around in the grass and we'd be much more in sync with each other. lol

I think we may be on to something!

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Postby connie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:05 am

Oh, I do hope there will be video. :eek2:

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Postby Amanda » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:13 pm

I wonder if that's my problem. All I do is touch the power button on a computer and it goes nutso. DH can duplicate the action and nothing happens. Maybe *you* need to roll in the grass, Jen. :D haha!

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Re: Grass

Postby JudyL » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:16 pm

Jen, are you able to wear a watch, or do they act strangely too? My husband can't, and he always has troubles using my computer.

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Postby Jen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:25 pm

I don't wear watches. Even before phones as clocks were ubiquitous I could never remember to put one on, so I don't know. I know real scientists poo poo the magnetic field of a human being strong enough to mess with electronics, but anecdotally it sure seems real!

Amanda, that would probably be 100x easier than convincing him to but not nearly as entertaining! :)

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Re: Grass

Postby Yankee » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:57 pm

May I come roll?

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Postby Moemer » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:56 am

I have a yard in 21 DAYS!!!! my dogs are going to be soooo happy, this is arlo's dream.
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Postby Moemer » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:57 am

... and I'm goign to be sooo happy that I won't have to take them out on leash late at night this winter... or any other time. Elsie takes her damn sweet time
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Re: Grass

Postby emmas_mom » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:05 pm


Connie, E told me the same thing about dogs rolling. She also said dogs should spend at least 15 minutes every day on the grass or ground. Interesting.
So weird - I just finished reading an article somewhere (within the past week) that promoted the idea that humans should spend at least 15-20 minutes a day barefoot on the ground - same idea, I guess. Maybe I'll have to try it - after first making sure all poop has been picked up!
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