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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dogs and Belly Buttons


Do dogs have belly buttons and if the dog gets shaved should they get them pierced?

No, this is not a delusion I had when my fever was 103, it was a subject of an actual conversation I had with a "friend". It started out by her telling me that she was getting her dog shaved. I pictured the poor thing bald and thought maybe he should have some piercings to go with his hairless look, so to be more "in" and stuff. This led to the question of dogs having belly buttons at all. When you think about it, they should, shouldn't they? But when I looked at little Snot dog's belly, no belly button there. But they do have them! They apparently stitch up the umbilical cord "button hole" on dogs right after they're born and if you look close enough you can see a little scar there. (I wonder why they don't do that on humans. Wouldn't we all look better?)

Perhaps a tatoo then!
Peace

16 comments:

Deb said...

Ooooooooohhhh.. maybe I should get him a tramp stamp. hehe

Paul said...

Odat you need some bed rest !

lala said...

I don't think my dog had hers stitched up... She was born in a barn. And I still can't find her belly button. Are you sure this is a reliable source? =)

Ralph said...

I'm with Paul. A bit more bed rest is in order.

We would look better without those unsightly belly buttons. ;-)

Ralph said...

woops! that was Patti on Ralph's profile (I wasn't paying attention)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

odat i think you still have a fever honey. now go lay down like a good girl and have some cake.

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

piercings for your dog, oh no, the world has go to hell in a hand basket.

Matt-Man said...

Are you feeling better or not. I couldnt tell!!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Where else would I go but your blog for a wonderful education on dogs and belly buttons?

The CEO said...

Where do we send the chocolate?

Monty

katherine. said...

what kind of drugs are you taking??

Open Grove Claudia said...

My Rosie has a belly button! When we first got her I was horrified - WHO HURT THE DOG??? That's when I learned that dogs have belly buttons. I can send you a picture if you'd like.

Odat said...

Deb, yes perhaps a nice pirate face or something like that..hehe.

Paul, I've actually been in bed since Friday...and am only feeling a little better now...

lala, well it said so on the internet so it must be true!

Ralph/patti, I'm getting more rest, believe me, I'm really not out of the woods yet.

bee, believe it or not, I can't even think about cake now!

sarge, we're only kidding around...lol...

matt-man, I'm not, really.

lgs, who would have thought that's what you'd learn today?? hehehe.

ceo, please do..and hurry!!!!

katherine, i'm only drinking pedilyte and gatorade, I swear!

claudia, you're kidding?? yes I wanna see it. send me the pic.

Sarge Charlie said...

I posted your warmup

Michael C said...

Well since I've got a belly button, I now feel slighted since dogs have theirs closed!!

Although it's not really like I need another scar ;-)

Hammer said...

I've always wondered about the dogs belly button...