The Little Stinker

Beware the bottom...


In the silence of the night, when all is quiet and everyone's falling asleep in the Scottie Mom household, every once in a while you can hear a slight disturbance in the air. Sometimes, if you're lucky, it's just Heather chasing squirrels in her dreams. Other times, well, let's just say the noise comes from the other end! Usually, Scottie Dad and I just look at each other laughing and shaking our heads, knowing that sound just about as intimately as we know the differences in the click-click-clicking on the hardwoods to tell us which of our Scotties is coming down the hall to visit.

As you know by now and yet, unbeknownst to Scottie Dad to this day (because these silly stories of Scotties in the human bed while he's away can't possibly be true!), when those midnight alarms go off, they aren't going off from the other room. Nope. The other night when I was about to fall asleep, Mr. K came up close to cuddle. After he settled, he decided to let one rip...not far from Scottie Mom's face. Suddenly, the midnight passing gas games weren't so funny. I turned around and faced the other way. Mr. K, seemingly offended, got up and climbed over me before sounding off two more alarms, back to back. Now, we all know that Scottie gas, as one Scottie Mom reader puts it, is "the pits!" Needless to say, those sheets came off the bed the very next morning.

And so, I ask fellow Scottie Moms and Dads this: what is the deal with Scottie gas? Scottie Grandmadre laughs at all Heather and Mr. K's gaseous tales (so long as they aren't happening around her!) and swears they are the gassiest pair she's ever met, between the post-dinner burps and the midnight - and sometimes midday - rear end explosions. What gives?

21 comments:

  1. When Malcolm was on a high protein dry food, his was TERRIBLE! You could hear it in the other room. The worst part is that Malcolm loves to sit right on top of your head if you're lying down. Need I say any more...?

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  2. Karen Thomas ParksJanuary 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    So glad mine aren't the only ones! I was beginning to think I was doing something wrong. Have talked to the vet, we changed their diet, done all kinds of things but still the poots continue. And the bedtime ones are the worst!

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  3. LOLOL!!! Funny, funny story. In my house it's the opposite. When this Scotty Mom sounds the 'occasional' alarm, Lucy freaks out, nearly breaking limbs to 'find the source'. It is hysterical...but then sounding the alarm has always been a source of giggles. Thanks for a good laugh tonight!

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  4. My little boy waits until he gets up on me and gets settled, then lets one rip. Then he looks at me in an accusatory manner. Silly boy.

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  5. Scottie Mom-you mean you've NEVER passed gas? Scottie Dad? You guys are abnormal. The average (supposedly intelligent) ape emits enough matter in the gaseous state to put this double standard to bed. I know your ilk, one says to the other, "did you fart" and the other says "no, the dog must have done it". We need quick tests for DNA on those farts to prove our innocence. You are perpetuating the stereotype. The worst thing is when one human makes an advance claim and says to the other, "did you fart" and the one that did it asked the question. We Scotties need to take them to canine court.

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  6. Hard to believe that dogs so small and adorable could produce a stench of such magnitude. It could be a weapon of mass destruction.

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  7. My Duffy seldom passes gas but when he does he looks at his bottom wondering where the noise came from! He also runs from his humans when they pass gas!! Lol

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  8. Great story...and oh, so true! Poor Macalister would peel paint off the walls. We put him on a low residue GI kibble and wet food and it made the poots SO much better! Actually, I love the post dinner burps...Mac rarely burped (saved it all for the other end, I suppose), but Maggie has these little ones I call her 'pink ones.' :-)

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  9. Our little Lucy will wait until she is snuggled with mommy on the pillow, then lets them slip out silently.... Haggis is also a silent assassin. He will wait for the hooman sister to visit, first play her ragged, get down to some serious cuddling and then let her know what he thinks of the long intervals between visits!

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  10. try feeding them earlier in the day...I feed half in the morning and half early afternoon.It helps.....Just love being owned by my 2 scotties.

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  11. I am such a "SUCKER" for the Scottie But~ Who could resist the Angelic Pose of that little Darling!

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  12. My Tessie is the worst at night...she'll plant herself with her but right against my head and fart like a man...loud and hard! It IS funny..but I never go to bed w/o a pack of matches beside me...LOL

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  13. Well I must be the lucky one because my Dubh rarely poots!! My daughter's dane on the other hand burps and poots like a man.....She said it's the worst and ALWAYS in her face or close vicinity! I also feed my guy half in the morning and half early evening...maybe that does help. I've honestly never heard a dog burp!

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  14. I use Merrick Dog food - duck and neither on my Scotties has a problem. They love this dog food.

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  15. It's not the audible ones in our house that are bad, it's the sneaky ones and they are horrible. We have had to leave the room at times. Scottie gas is the worst!

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  16. must say that mine rarely do fart, but when they do, u know it!!! my chow used to fart audibly while lying down, jump up as if he’d been bitten while looking at his butt, sniff it then run away. i would sit there with the tears rolling down my face i’d laugh so hard. but back to my scots, lily loves a good burp after her 2 meals a day……love it!

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  17. Only one of mine, Bramble, has this problem. But she, like yours, likes to plant her butt right next to my face before letting loose! However, if mom has gas, she leaves the bed! Now, what’s fair about that???

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  18. Change their diets, ask your vet or Scottie expert for a recommendation available in your area. We're 10 years old and there's nary a squeak. oxo Duffy and Cricket

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  19. In the almost 12 years I had Chauncie, I can't think of one time that she passed gas. She burped once about 10 minutes after eating, but never passed gas. Could it be that she only ate kibble?

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  20. This a all just too funny. My Scottie Boy Hunter used to pass gas then look at his bottom , like where did that come from,,,we would laugh at him soooooooo hard then he would get mad at us for laughing. Then if someone would pass gas around him he would look at you and jump from where ever he was and hide.

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  21. Every once in a while my boys have the deadly silent ones.

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