Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Samson's Nose Goes Meandering

Samson Says:  OK, mommy, I saw that fish or duck or person say something that I think was an apology for taking up my blog space. Why wasn't it in English? What kind of language was that?
Mommy: It was Latin, Samson, mea culpa means that it was her mistake, she didn't mean it, and she is sorry. 
Samson: What's Latin?
Mommy: It's a very old language, some may even call it dead.
Samson: Are you telling me I get my apologies in a dead language?!! From a fish or a duck or a ...........  Notice I don't call her an old lady, even though I think that's what she must be, speaking in a dead language and all.
Mommy: Samson, you are supposed to just accept apologies. And Fishducky is a very nice lady who has a blog of her own now, so she won't be posting on ours. See everything works out in the end.
Samson: OK, OK, Fishducky, I accept your mea culpa sorry. And wish you good luck with you blog. Can I tell everyone about my meandering nose now?
Mommy: I thought it was your mind you were going to tell us about.
Samson: A dog's mind is in his nose. Goes to show how much you know. 
Samson Says: Here's how and where my nose meanders, each and every day:
First I wake up and have to go and pee. Angel goes with me, so it's only natural that my nose meanders to where she just went. After that my nose gets such a strong urge to meander to her rear end, well, you know what I mean.
Mommy: I'm not sure I like where this is going.
Samson: OK, but then I smell my breakfast biscuits. I know some dogs get all their food in the morning, but we get it in the afternoon. A leftover habit from when everyone had to rush off to work in the morning. My nose is very attracted to these biscuits. After I'm done with mine, my nose meanders over to the place where Angel had hers; she always leaves a few crumbs behind. Then my nose takes a rest. If we don't go for a walk, it becomes bored, bored, and more bored. 

When we go for a walk, my meandering nose gets very busy. Did you know that a dog gets all the news from his morning walk? Angel calls it reading the news on the ground and she takes a very long time doing it. 

Me, I go from news to news. Yesterday, there was an article about a bird that bit the dust. That means it got killed. And eaten. Only a few feathers and some down was left. Then coyotes and rabbits had walked all around in the night. They left calling cards. Rabbits leave many calling cards, very tiny ones. Coyote cards are more like those us dogs leave behind. 

Every time Angel is finished with an article, she pees on it. I do the same. Angel is kind of like my mommy, my dog mommy. I learn everything I know from her, except sit, stay, come, and all the stuff my person mommy taught me. 

Sometimes I catch a scent in the air. Then my nose comes up and my eyes and ears go to work, like here. I smelled something, but mommy wouldn't let me investigate. It was muddy on the land because of the rain.

At the end of our walk I go with Soldier and daddy. First my meandering nose has to say hello to Soldier and put him in his place. So I have to sniff him, you know where, and he just has to put up with it.  Then we walk and Soldier has to read the news too. Sometimes I get mad when he finds some news I missed. 

After we're done walking, we stay either in the house or the dog yard. I prefer the house. After we play, my nose always meanders into Angel's ear. That's something I've done since I was a puppy. I don't know why. 
In the afternoon all our dog noses meander toward the kitchen, looking for our dinner. After dinner it's back outside to do our business. But then my meandering nose goes to doggie heaven. Daddy is cooking and all these wonderful smells touch my nose and it stops its meandering ways and stays very still. 

Close to the kitchen, where it absorbs the best smells in the whole world. After that it gets tricky. Us dogs are not allowed at the table. Hmmm, I always sort of wiggle over next to daddy because I know that after dinner he may give me a treat. 

While I wait, my nose meanders back to doggie heaven. I don't know how to drool, because I would if I could, but I don't know how.  Just check out that huge pork chop!!
So that's pretty much it. My nose meanders from one thing to the next, all day long. Without it, my life wouldn't be much fun, I don't think. 
Have nice day everyone!

Posted by Samson, the Samoyed pup.


  1. Hi Inger,

    Love your post!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The answer to your question is,
    no, I'm not going to use the dishtowel. I hung it in my bathroom as a "hands off" towel.
    It's much too pretty to use in the kitchen.

  2. Samson, I loved reading about your nose and the news! I have often wished that Tucker would tell me just what he is smelling... so thanks for doing that for him!

  3. thanks for sharing 'a day in the life of a nose'. :)

  4. I never thought about it as "getting all the news." From now on, I shall show more respect for the nosing around of my doggie friends! That was fun, and the pork chop looks good to me too!

  5. Kul läsning, så är det ju med nosen. Vovvarna här har haft noskvalster, då tappar de spårförmågan. Jag brukar behandla i förebyggande innan jakten. Det smittar nos till nos eller där andra hundar nosat. Många som inte jobbar med sina hundar märker inte att de har det. Ofta är det när de gnor tassen över nosen eller kör nosen på golvet. Inåtgående nysningar är ett symptom. Närbilden är ju toppen!

  6. Very cute post!! Sampson is so cute and I loved hearing about his meandering.

  7. Dear Samson--You handsome devil, you! I'm so glad you accepted my apology. I wouldn't intentionally hurt your feelings for the world! I wish I had a wonderful nose like yours, that could read the news & everything, but it would look silly on a fishducky. It looks beautiful on you!

  8. Dear Samson,
    I can see that you're a meandering Sherlock Holmes. Ask your mommy to explain who that is. You're going to like what you learn because he's the best there is!

    Thanks for sharing pictures with us of yourself and Angel and Soldier. Such good friends to have.

    I'm going to do some meandering myself today in a new place I found to walk. Hope I make as many discoveries as you do.

    Pax. (That's another Latin word!)

  9. nosy news is always fun and when their are beautiful dog photos to go with the news it is perfect.

  10. Yes, Samson, Rudee finds all sorts of interesting news... From coyotes, rabbits, birds, even the occasional bobcat. And other dogs. But he doesn't have so many friends to help him 'read the mail'.


  11. Gosh Samson, you make me wish my nose had more talent.
    Mighty does the same thing when we walk in the park and he "reads" all the messages left by those who went before. He has been known to eat those rabbit dropping however.
    Cute post big guy.

  12. Hej Inger

    Vilken fin hund ni har.
    Vi har haft hund i många år men tog bort den av åldersskäl den blev 12 år.
    Riktigt intressant det du skriver om din hund, det har jag inte vetat.
    Bra att få information.

    Nog har vi riktigt mycket snö här. Ca 0,5 m och idag är det minus 10 grader så än har vi vinter.
    Den mesta snön fick vi efter jul, innan så var det barmark.
    Inte så bra det heller det blev så mörkt.

    Nu väntar jag bara på våren och solen så att det blir sköna dagar att vara ute.

    Ha en riktigt fin fortsättning på veckan


  13. Samson -- thanks for sharing your nosey news. You have a very interesting and rich doggy life with Mommy and Daddy don't you? xoxo

  14. Well written, Samson. That was a most enjoyable post. We used to have a dog who did so much sniffing it took almost an hour to walk to the corner never mind getting to the park. I love the way you guys say hello to each other but I'm very pleased that us humans don't have to say hello like that!

  15. What beautiful white hair you have, Samson. And I love the dialogue with Mommy. I'm glad it isn't written in Latin!

    Now I've got to see what Fishducky has been doing. Wish I could eat a plate of that wonderful food! Being human, I could, if Mommy would somehow get it to me!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  16. Samson, you are such a pretty boy, nose and all.

  17. Interesting, Samson has so much nosing around to do all day long.. So cute! Thanks for sharing all your news with us, loved reading about them Samson :-)

  18. Jättefina hundar, maten ser riktikt smaskig ut.

  19. Okay, I think I'm glad I'm not driven by my nose as much as a dog is now!

    Yum, your dinner looks awesome!

  20. Loved this!

    Any friend of fishducky is a friend of mine!


  21. Samson Says: Thank you everyone for your comments, hugs, and kisses. xoxo, Samson.

  22. A day in the life of a nose - funny. I wondered why my dog was thinking. sandie


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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