After seeing an earlier post on walking dogs...and feeling a bit guilty for my lazy nature...I decided to put on the coveralls, the heavy boots, glove and hat to take the dogs out for a romp in the recently harvested corn field. I love to walk in the harvested field since it is easier to walk six dogs off leash, no concerns for traffic and lots of room to run.My little blind Corgi is just esthatic to be off leash and I know she will stay close and go right down the rows with me. The pack uses a tremendous amount of energy bouncing over the cornstalks left in the field. Good thing I feed them good quality food with no fillers...especially corn...I think to my self. Lots of energy, beautiful shiney costs...But what our walk really turns into is a scavengerhunt for corn cobs that still have kernals on them. What a wonderful treat. Leftover waste corn. I read labels and reports on dog nutrition, spend way more than is reasonable for a bag of kibble, and they delight in the reminents of harvest, grazing on grass and the left over poo from whatever was there before them...Once one found an old black bannana peel. It was as though they found the manna of life. Sometimes I wonder, why do I bother to be so picky and spend what I do on dog food... this pack will eat anything and never seems the worse for the wear... Then I realize, they have boundless energy, shiney coats, eyes that sparkle... the results of good nutrition. I'll keep reading the labels and reports and let them have their fun.

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Comment by Kristen on October 13, 2009 at 10:52am
We had six little bunny buts bouncing in the corn. Thankfully the Corgis are only eating the kernals off the cob. They don't have any interest in the cob itself. It would be a miracle if we made it home from a Corn field Romp withoout one of the dogs finding something wonderful to roll in! Someone always gets a turn in the shower. Too cold now to just rinse them off in the wading pool.
Comment by Kirby'sPerson on October 12, 2009 at 7:31pm
What a fun outing! Love your description of it too. My Kirb absolutely LOVES bananas. The minute he hears the soft pop of me opening a banana, he's so THERE, waiting for me to give him the first little pointy shaped piece.

I used to let Kirby and his predecessor Keno, wander around our property in MA. We had a crab-apple tree in front and a lot of pine trees in the back. They'd chew on the apples (My vet said those were fine - good fiber, low calories). They loved just poking around in the wooded lot & exploring, off leash with me keeping an eye on them. I had to make sure they didn't find a pile of decaying leaves and "stuff" to roll in..."Eau de Dog Stink"..LOL!
Comment by Alice on October 12, 2009 at 2:12pm
Finn found an old, hard, black banana peel the other day and he loved it too. He carried it the whole time we were on our walk and when a woman stopped to pet him and he looked up with that gross thing in his mouth, I could tell she was a little shocked. I thought it was funny, up until I had to pry it from his mouth so we could go inside and by that point his slobber had turned it to slimy moosh. Yuck!
Comment by Beauty and the Beast on October 12, 2009 at 7:55am
This reminds me of an SNL "ad" about dog food. It was named "Garbage" and the slogan was "Because he's a dog". :)
Watch out for them trying to eat the corn cobs. My friend's dog swallowed a piece of corn on the cob and he had to get it exctracted by surgery.Poor doggie had a very bad blockage.
Comment by Geri & Sidney on October 11, 2009 at 8:19pm
How fun! How many dogs in your pack?
Comment by Jane Christensen on October 11, 2009 at 7:08pm
What a fun day! I'm sure they all loved it and will be pooped tonight!
Comment by Jennifer Markley on October 11, 2009 at 6:17pm
My precious Dillon and I used to walk in the cotton fields when we lived in North Carolina--he'd pick the cotton off and shake it like he was killing it. I miss him horribly!
Comment by christy fry on October 11, 2009 at 5:01pm
sounds like a wonderfull outing!!!
Comment by DR, Nala & Simon on October 11, 2009 at 4:51pm
How fun! So many corgis. Walking them in an open field is great. I am sure they had lots of fun.

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