Thursday, April 14, 2011

Even a Surfing Accident Can Turn Into Things Great Danes Eat

After re-reading this post to check for spelling errors, it occurs to me that this is one of the more disgusting posts on this blog. You know how you shudder and gag when you find just one hair where it's not supposed to be? This story is about a whole chunk of hair, so consider yourself forewarned.

I have been feeling the urge to purge the house of unnecessary items lately, and in the process I have been reorganizing pretty much everything in our lives. Mike and I recently went to Hawaii and surfed on the North Shore, which was, as I'm sure you can guess, utterly fantastic.

So I was cleaning out of drawer of surf accoutrements and I came upon one of my rash guards (for those who don't surf, this is a garment worn to keep you from getting these nasty rashes from your board - depends upon the board whether I wear one or not). When we got home from Hawaii I washed everything (really, I swear I did) and folded it up and put it all away nicely in a drawer. For some reason, this week I decided there was a better drawer for these things. When I pulled out one particular rash guard a lock of hair fell from it.

This is where we surfed. Obviously we aren't surfing in
this picture, but I can hardly take a photo while standing
still, let alone while standing on a surfboard.

I know this is gross and maybe you will stop reading at this point. But I will explain. I wear my hair in two pigtails when I surf. As you may or may not know, wet hair is much more fragile than dry hair. I got hit by a particularly nasty wave one day and knocked my head on the board, which resulted in a scalping that pretty much decapitated a good chunk of my hair from my head. I now have bangs when I really didn't want them, but you work with what you have. But I digress. So this lock of hair that must have just gotten stuck on the inside of the rash guard fell out and onto the floor, whereupon not 2 seconds later Ivy scarfed it down. I think it was because it was salty from the seawater.

So, grossly, add "salted hair" to the list of Things Great Danes Eat.


  1. You so FUNNY!! I LOL'd myself silly! I didn't know you surfed! What in the world? You didn't know I lived in Europe for 6 months and I didn't know you surfed?! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. T, you crack me up! How long have we been friends? 26, 27 years?!? You didn't know I surfed because I probably forgot to tell you, and I didn't know you lived in Europe for 6 months because I forgot, so I am seeing a pattern here. Mostly of forgetfulness on my part.

  3. I cannot get over how your dogs take to eating such odd things! Ours must be boring because they have never eaten anything other than what was intended to be ingested. Oh wait a minute, does Mosey Shep chewing up a leather glove count? ;-)

  4. No, A, your dogs are not boring. I have seen your house. You are meticulous in keeping things out of Dane reach. And yes, eating a leather glove definitely counts.