Thursday, July 7, 2011



Before my human's brain liquified we went for a hike with the cows. It's been awhile and all the baby moos are either grown or gone, so all the cow pies are big and old (still eatable, but not nearly as tasty). Old pies aren't really worth hunting for, so I decided to look around for other stuff to eat.

Well. I didn't find any eatables. But I did find a ginormous footprint in the mud. It had three toes and was about the size of my head. A few minutes later, I found another ginormous thing. It had stripes like a zebra I saw on Animal Planet once. And it smelled WEIRD. Scary weird.

My human said it (and the giant feet) belong to some kind of bird, but she didn't know what kind. So I asked Google to tell me about ginormous flying things and the answer I got was pterodactyl:

Holy. I'm really hoping Google is really wrong about this one. Anyone here know of any birds that have huge feet and stripes like a zebra? And, uhm, do they eat small dogs??


Payton said...

Pug, my mom and I are kinda freaking out over here. If you haven't watched Jurassic Park - DON'T! I have no idea what bird that would be, but I sure hope that someone else does so we can dispel the pterodactyl theory. Cause if they are in CA today, they could be in IL tomorrow! YIKES!
PS. Glad you got to hike though!

Minnie and Mack said...

What??? Birds that eat small dogs? Keep them in Cali!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

THE PUGLET said...

Uhhhh. If it IS a ptero-whatever, I don't want it in Cali either!

Ellie, Bogie and Gertie said...

Gee puglet, I think that might be a turkey feather ya got there. I know the word 'turkey' because mom feeds us fresh roasted turkey once a week --- deeeeeee-lish!

Foodie Girl said...


I've never heard of a big striped bird like that! There were big birds that my mom called hawks when we went to visit her sister flying above me. Mommy freaked out and took me inside (and away from the goose and deer poop buffet)

Maybe it's one of those Angry Birds that I keep hearing about. Just make sure you, Dutch and your human are careful!


PS - my human says that Sophie lives too far away and that I'm not that good at swimming anyway (Also I don't want to be embarrassed when she makes me wear that stupid life jacket)

Anonymous said...

Scary! I had a chat with your friend Google and found this picture:
I think your bird in question is an Osprey. With the look of those huge claws, I'm sure they could carry off a small dog with no trouble.
Be ever vigilant!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow pies Puglet, when we were small puggles - smaller than our current smallness, Hu-Mom would always go outside with us so the big ugle turkey volchers wouldn't pluck us up and out of our yard. Now that we've grown up, we thought we were through with all that worry. Whatever that thing is, we sure hope it doesn't come to the Jersey shore! IF IT DOES, our Man will shot it out of the sky and probably put it on the wall with the ducks and the weird fish. We'll keep you posted if we see anything suspecious here in NJ.

Lea, Roxi & Riley
(The Jersey Shore Puggles)

PS - The Man took us to the field last week to run and play and now Riley has ringworm on his face! Hu-Mom said it was b/c he was digging in dirty dirt and she is NOT happy.

Noodles said...

Scary stuff Puglet. . . I have no answer for you but I do offer to share my fear. I think a round of barking is in order. It won't scare the pterodactyl but it may irritate it enough to live elsewhere.
Love Noodles

Whoa said...


Anonymous said...

Wow....that would make one GINORMOUS Golden Chicken.....


THE PUGLET said...

Ooooooooh! imagine if it was a Golden Chicken??? YUMMO.

Anonymous said...

Hey, a bird carrying away a small dog...might just be a reason to put on the pounds, just out of personal safety...maybe new weight limits, just in case, might need to be established. Just thinking of your personal safety!

Pearl and Tessa

Guy Noir said...

Whoa, Puglet. That is a real worry for me and Chelu. See, we do bird patrol in our backyard; we have to keep all those little brown birds out of our water dishes. But what if...what if one of those pteradoctyls swooped down and sat on our water dish? What would we do? I mean, Chelu is already a wreck because of the big booms every night. Please keep whatever that is in the cow field. Please.

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

That's scary Puglet...we don't have those in Texas...I don't think anyway. I mean everything is big in TX but haven't seen those big birds and if I do, well, not sure what I will do but I'll let ya know if they invade my state. Maybe I can patrol the top half and the 3Es can patrol the bottom half. Scary time on that hike for sure and didn't even get good pies out of it...bummer!

Anonymous said...

I was watching Aerial America and they were profiling Cali (so beautiful btw!) and they were talking about condors making a comeback, although sightings are rare. I don't know what one looks like, but could it be??

Ann, Fro, Molly & Cleo

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet,
What if the bird thought you were a golden snack... just kidding!

Can you imagine the size egg that bird would lay, probably the size of a pug or maybe two pugs.

Ellie, Emmitt and Eli the 3E's

Sue and Romeo said...

It looks like a wild turkey feather, so I don't think you need to worry about being plucked up and away. Be careful just the same.

Anonymous said...

Get Google to help you look at the Feather Atlas by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. It has a feather identification section. I would be very curious to know if it was a pug-eating bird. My sister and I once had an owl watch us closely from a nearby tree when we were pups. Scared my mom nearly had a cow.

Chloe & sissies

Anonymous said...

Uh, didn't get you did it???

Pearl and Tessa

Ollie said...

No post on Friday? Are you being held hostage by some giant lizard bird? Send us a sign, so we can organize a search and rescue.

Anonymous said...

Where are you, Puglet??


Eddie the Pug and his Mom said... didn't decide to go "poodle" on the mysterious creature to protect your human, did you? Are you okay? Missing you and worried :(

Anonymous said...

No word yet from DP or bro Dutch ???

Do you think he went back to the House of Meats, and he's having so much fun that he forgot about us?

Roxi ~ Riley ~ Lea
The Jersey Shore Puggles