Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Frosty is a diva

Here's something you may already know: Dogs are disgusting. They're also loving and funny and I enjoy them, but seriously, dogs are DISGUSTING.
Am not!

It's no secret they do stuff like eat gross things and lick themselves in public. I found out something new about my disgusting little four-legged friend yesterday.

Remember Frosty the Finger Puppet?

That picture was taken around lunchtime on Saturday. Some time between then and about 3pm, Frosty disappeared. I looked EVERYWHERE for him. I moved furniture, I cleaned out the dog crate, I checked etsy packages that I had ready to send out...and nothing. He had disappeared off the face of the planet! I even made sure to notice there was no white fluff in Pippi's poop.

And then, about five minutes into my workout yesterday, that dog throwing up sound started and I acted quickly and flipped her around so she wouldn't let loose onto the carpet. Guess who emerged ... entirely intact!
Nice rack, Frosty.

I bet you didn't know a dog could swallow a finger-sized stuffed toy whole, contain it for 48 hours, and return it in the same condition as when it was swallowed. The only time I left the house on Saturday was to walk to the mailbox and get the mail. That's the only time it could have happened. It's like Pippi had been planning his demise for days.

Since his miraculous discovery, Frosty has been washed in hot water, bleach, and detergent. Twice. I let him soak overnight in a bath of vinegar and water (that was boiling when he was submerged), and then washed him several times with antibacterial soap.

This is like a day at the spa compared to where I've been.

He pretty much looks good as new except that his scarf is now red and white instead of pink and white, he smells like a cross between a swimming pool and an easter egg, and I probably won't handle him without then washing my hands, but FROSTY LIVES!

I'm a survivor. I'm goin' make it. I will survive. Keep on survivin'.


  1. I'm pretty sure I would have let Frosty die horrible bile-covered death and not fished him out of Pippi's puke. That's dedication.

  2. ahHAHAHA! i can't believe you saved Frosty! Too funny, I think this makes my day.

  3. Yikes! Glad Frosty came out of the better place and didn't get stuck:) Glad you found him, he looks great!

  4. Haha! This is one of the best things I've read all day and the fact that you saved Frosty is pretty incredible. And, yes, as much as I love dogs, they are disgusting the majority of the time.

  5. The only thing I'd try to salvage from Peanut's barf would be my wedding bands. Anything else I'd just throw away lol

  6. Ok, I'm in going to make you feel better . Allen had a standard poodle that would eat his boxer shorts and then randomly puke them up... Whole... It was DISGUSTING. She also ate my hair scrunchies and socks which she pooped out but the boxer shorts... Ohmygahhhh..... Lololol

    1. Ps this is Ronna... I am not unknown!

  7. I agree with everyone else. I would also not save anything besides jewelry that came out the other end. Bleck.

  8. Please please tell me where you got this so I can send you a new one as a Christmas gift and you can throw that away immediately!

  9. Haha, I can't believe Pippi did that. Ok, I can believe it, but the fact that Frosty was basically untouched when he "resurfaced" is crazy.