My stats package for this site keeps track of what search terms people have used to find this site. So far, nothing scurrilous has crossed my shores, but three old posts have been dredged up by visitors.
- Someone from Israel searched for “novo loudspeakers” and came up with my post on the second time I was approached in the street by someone wanting to unload some hot speakers: “Hey buddy, wanna buy some speakers?”
- Another person was looking for “robertssnow” and found my post on Robert’s Snowflake, a cool little charity that sells unique snowflake ornaments by illustrators.
- Finally, someone was searching for “gassiest dog” and found a post from 2004 about a company (now defunct) selling a dog gas prevention product. They had a survey-produced list of the ten gassiest dog breeds, and poodles were sixth on the list.
I just thought you’d like to know.
I was torn between posting this here or on my (somewhat sanitized) family web site, Mason being a member of the family and all. But I decided here.
A company is making a product to “stop pet gas before it starts.” ((The company was called CurTail, but it appears that they have gone out of business since this was originally posted in 2004.)) They go on to add, “At last an end to those dreadful moments in your living room when people don’t know whether to look at the dog or at each other.”
We have no such problem. Mason’s farts smell like broccoli. When any of the rest of us fart (or poop, in my infant son’s case) it doesn’t smell remotely like broccoli. Just the other night, Mason was nestled up to Tiffany on the couch, each quietly minding their own business, when Tiffany started to gag. The farting lasted a good half hour, and by the end you might have been able to see a green broccoli cloud hanging over the couch. It really can be quite awful.
Well, now, this company has released a survey of pet owners, a survey of which dog breeds are the gassiest. Poodles (of any size, apparently) rank sixth. To which I can only say, glad I don’t own a German Shepherd.
Here’s the list:
- German Shepherd
- Labrador Retriever
- Doberman Pinscher
- Cocker Spaniel