Friday, January 23, 2009

Why Terriers Have Beards; an Insightful Study by Lacie..

Now I know some of you have been wonderin' bout the state of the world...like...is Obama doin' a good job so far?? Or did Mango's momma get admitted to the local psychiatric hospital for takin' Hector to the mall (if you haven't seen that video yet, GO NOW...and have your kleenex box handy...Mumsie was dyin' laughin'...have no idea why...) um....or will the Steelers win the Superbowl??

Now these are all important things to ponder, but I thought you might enjoy thinkin' 'bout BEARDS. I mean why? (And don't give me why not...that commercial is irritatin'...) Gooberstan recently had his beard contest and he addressed the long and short of it, but not the age old question of WHY.

1st Study: SCRUFFY:

This one is easy...Scruffy has a beard as I need it for a handle. I can pull him around with it...grab it when he has a toy I might need...etc., etc. You will never see his beard very long. I trim it for him regularly...heh heh heh...

2nd Study; Stanley:

The big Dale has a beard cuz he's like a camel. He stores water in it. Then when he gets thirsty, he can either suck on it like a straw or just let it drip into a hooooge puddle on the floor and lap it up.

Scruffy and I adore Stan's beard. See, it STINKS. No matter how many times Mumsie shoves him in the shower and shampoos it, 24 hours later it pawsitively REEKS. We're thinkin' it actually mildews. Scruffy likes to lick it when it gets into this rancid state. I pawsonally prefer to roll on it when he's in a reclinin' position. Works for me.

3rd Study; Lacie:
Now up until this mornin' I had no idea why I have a beard. Well...see that little white thing in this pic? It's bubble gum!! Ask me how I found gum when everthing is frozen and snowy out...not tellin'.....

Here I am tryin' to blow a bubble...hmm...this isn't somethin' my dogmom ever taught me...I have the tongue thing down, but I seem to be missin' the bubble.


This is the head-shake, head/tilt method of chewin' gum...(yes, I know it sounds like a step in airway management in CPR....)
You store the gum in your beard and chew on it when needed for breath freshenin', stress relief or just to look really cool. I mean how many dogs go around with portable chewin' gum. And I am so all about cool.




Hmm...I think this might be a big bubble???!!




Oh my...this is exhaustin'....see the gum is in its beard storage area.






Pretty big wad, huh????





Sort of an artsy shot...
A Lakeland and Her Chewing Gum....
Nuff said....
Laciegirl







27 comments:

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lacie!
Certainly you did a very interesting study!
But, what are you going to do with that gum in your beard??
Do I see a shaved beard in your near future??
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh no...you know mumsie isn't cool enough to let that stay in your beard. you better run and hide!

good luck! lots of licks, ruby

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

So, this weekend's 'dress' will be skhhool marm?

Tank woo fur the lesson...

I pawed my khoncerns to Mango fur the same reasons...I mean, he worries our neighbours think my mom is a slice short of a loaf SOOOOO I was wondering what The MP's thought!

Bubblez&Khysses,
Khyra

Cassie said...

Beardle gum. Yum! Our groomer in far N.Idaho cut both our beards off last groom.At first mom was shocked,but then decided she liked it.Not as much water on the floor. smooches from pooches,BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Tibby said...

Hi Lacie!
That's great use for your beard! I still haven't figured out what mine is for yet!
:) Tibby

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Ooops Lacie girl. Thought gum would be like a little rock outside in the frozen tundra...so, I can't figure how you got it in your beard.
OK, we're good friends, right? So I gotta be honest. Not your best look. Not to mention if you go to kissin on one of your many BFs no telling what will happen(if y'all get stuck, remember back to the swollen lip episode. Just sayin)
Oh yeah, I, well, uh, did you see how well I have been flirting with Stan? the Babe? Pretty good, hu?
I gotta know 2 things though. 1. Does he really stink that bad?? Maybe a trim will help.
2.I really do not know how Stanny feels. It was real nice New Year's Eve, and when I came up to nurse your lips, but I asked him to come visit and did not hear from him..
So how does he feel. You will know, I am sure.
OOPS, Mom says gotta go. That I already wrote too much.(Everybody guessed it was Stanny Babe on my blog)
Hugsw
Sunny (good try on the bubble)

Gus said...

Good try on the bubble Lacie. I find it easier to steal one from Muzzer. Then I just get alllll that thin flat gummy stuff on my nose, and Teka licks it off.

just a suggestion, not volunteerin.

gussie

Lacy said...

w00f's Lacie and all, heehee hmmm me iz glad u dided that study...buttt heehee u always git into everything...u must b mumsies wild child...

b safe,
~rocky~

Noah the Airedale said...

We nearly died laughing seeing Hector at the mall too. It takes a brave woman to take a wheelie to the mall. She should have caught the looks on peoples faces on video too.

Now about the gum. I think it's gonna hurt coming off Lacie or you might need it cut out if it's really stuck on. If you need some help let me know. Maybe we can come up with some sort of smoothie gum remover.

tailwags
Noah

Koobuss said...

Hi Lacie

Gee, I never realized that you could do so many things with your beard. That's great! One of the uses that I have for mine is to collect little snowballs and then get them all over Grandpa when I jump on his lap. He always has something to say, like "Oh no! She's covered with snow! She's getting me all wet" when I jump on him. Then i give him some kisses and he forgets about being wet. Hehe

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Asta said...

Lacie
Such an infowmative post..you just know evewything, hehehe
I love youw bubble gum wepositowy..I hope you manage to blow a hooge bbble..um what happens when it buwsts all ovew youw face though?just askin
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA
pee ess..you should smell Petey..is it a boy thing???

Eduardo said...

Your one smart girl! thanks for telling us all about beards! I wish I had one:( What do you think I'd look like with one?
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

The OP Pack said...

What an informational and entertaining post today, Lacie!!! We can't help woo out with the bubble blowing but if woo want to know a really good way to get that gum out AND have it be a tasty experience, pass this tip along to your Mom. Woo need to lather that beard and gum with peanut butter, then woo can chew and suck that sucker right off.

Woos~ the OP Pack

Randi said...

Awww Lacie ...you certainly have a firm grasp on the great wonders of the world...

Love & Licks,
Randi

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hi there! Stanny, you are on our blog again today!!!
Hugs
Sunny

Patience-please said...

we've heard tha t peanut butter gets gum out. And if it doesn't, who cares? Then you get peanut butter (Not the salmonella pastey kind, but the real thing) AND gum!

wags from the whippets

Eric said...

I've seen them hottie dogs in gay Paree on the catwalk chewing it large like that Lacie. With the gum. Yeah, say it's pawfect for keeping your weight way down er... not that you need too sweet Lacie..And storing in your beard is so practical.Now I'm wondering if beards are for storing ciggies in too?? Unlight ones hee hehe...might have a go at that myself. I'll do a counter study and let you know. Gold Star for that study Lacie.

Wiry wags, Eric xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

We have been MIA but we are back..and PL2 has to work the weekend but then has 4 days off WOO HOO!! We agree with Asta very informative,but inquiring minds want to know..how di dyou get the gum there?? Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

My biggest problem is why can't I grow a beard??? Ya know? I have nowhere to store gum, smells, water, rancididity, or anything cool.

How do I grow a beard, help!?

Stanley said...

Lacie Girl!

I too have a reekarrific beard. It's one of my best features. It also works as a handle for Stella when she wants to go for a swing!

It's funny that you like to blow bubbles, because whenever Stella hears or sees someone blowing bubbles she goes into schoolmarm mode & starts yelling at them.

Got me a feeling that Mumsie, even now, is devising a way to divest you of your gum storage unit.

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom agrees with mumsie - sometimes our beards stink something AWFUL!
hummmm, we never thought about storing chewing gum in them! We'll need to get into dad's special drawer where he hides his gum from us and help ourselves! Thanks for the tip, Lacie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

That study should be written and sent to a professional publication.

Molly and Taffy said...

Lacie that was a very informative post. One question we would like to ask...........What flavour was the gum?

Molly and Taffy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

The chewing gum idea rocks! Do you think you might be minus your beard soon? Our mom thinks terriers have beards for the sole purpose of depositing water on the kitchen floor or on her clothes right before she has to leave the house for some reason!

Great study, Lacie!

with love, Madison said...

Now Madison wants a wad of pink double bubble. Looks like you might need a beard trim to get rid of the gum problem.

Mango said...

Thank you for that beard explanation. I am much envious of Stan's stinky beard. I am able to carry particles around in my jowls for enjoyment throughout the day.

Momma was making her snort laugh sound looking at you with your gummy beard.

Slobbers,
Mango

P.S. I think that trip to the mall did make Momma a bit insane because she went back the next day (unheard of).

Dewey Dewster said...

Ummmmm Lacie...

I bet ya that ya snapped at someone and they threw the gum at ya ta get ya ta stay away....am I close????? Now how is Mumsie gettin' it outta yer beard storage area??? I say get the scissors and don't spare the throat either.....

Dewey Dewster here....