by Janetha on February 12, 2012

in dogs

we went out with some friends on friday night, and when we got home, there were larabars all over the garage floor.

you see, i bought 144 larabars in the great fundraising act back in july. (side note: susan’s cancer is GONE! thank you all for your help with the fundraiser! isn’t that awesome?!!)


anyway, back to friday night. these bars have been in a bag on a shelf in the garage since the end of july. we have been eating them, slowly but surely, and they have been high enough up that the dogs have not gotten to them.

well, until friday.

not sure how, after almost seven months, randy finally figured out a way to get the bag of bars.. but he did. i gathered up the bars from the garage floor and went inside to find a few wrappers on the dog bed.

does this scenario sound familiar??

we have no idea how many larabars the dogs ate friday night, but they had fruity breath so they definitely had their fair share. we wondered if maybe randy buried a stash for later, since that’s what he did with the full bars.

it was late and we were tired, so we scolded the pups with some firm words, they pretended to be sorry, and we all went to bed.

yesterday i got home from the mall and spotted something.

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do you see what i see? need a closer look?

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yes. that’s dried mud. on randy’s nose.

i went outside to see if there was any evidence that he’d been digging around in the dirt. when he buried the full bars, he did it so well that we couldn’t find them anywhere.

when i headed out to the backyard, i immediately saw a larabar laying in the dirt.

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it was cashew cookie. my least favorite flavor. i don’t blame him for not bothering to conceal this one.

as i continued to look, i saw three suspicious looking mounds in the corner of the yard…

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hmmm.. peculiar.

randy glared at me from the deck as i wandered over to the mounds.

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i couldn’t hold my laughter when i saw something poking out from one of the mounds…

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oh yes, friends, he did indeed bury some larabars on friday night.. but his dirty nose and poor execution blew his cover!

i had to wait for marshall to get home from the gym so he could have a laugh with me.. then he grabbed a shovel.

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part of me wonders if penny has anything to do with these bar burials or if it’s strictly her big brother.

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that one we found was chocolate chip brownie. a much better flavor to bury if you ask me.


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randy was super pissed that we discovered his hiding spot. you could see it on his face, we were totally messing with his territory and his hard work! i am sure he buried more throughout the yard, though, so if more larabars pop up in the next few weeks i will be sure to report back.

i love that randy buries things. penny gets a bone or a treat and gobbles it up immediately. she’s a total hog. but randy? he takes his bones and goes straight to the backyard, where he buries his treasures. then, a few days later, we will see a dirt-covered bone laying on the dog bed. clearly, he gets a hankering for a treat and goes to the yard to uncover one of his buried treasures. it’s a wonder that he remembers where he buries everything! it must be that powerful basset hound nose of his.

oh, randy, you are one of a kind. that’s for sure.

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xo. janetha g.

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Krista (kristastes) February 13, 2012 at 5:49 am

hahahahhahahahhahah ohhhhhhhhh, randyyyyyy.

Holly February 13, 2012 at 5:51 am

I love your dogs :)

Susan February 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

All I’ll say is Randy is a model of patience and self-control.

glidingcalm February 14, 2012 at 1:20 am

lol Susan!

Coco February 13, 2012 at 6:50 am

Oh. My. God.

Thanks for brightening my Monday morning! HAHAHA

Alayna @ Thyme Bombe February 13, 2012 at 6:56 am

Wow, Randy is really good at delaying gratification, and…you know…being a total sneak. :)

Michelle February 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

Ahhhh the Basset nose at work. It’s hard to stay mad at a dog that is so intelligent huh? My hubby takes our basset’s to work at a horse barn with him during the day and Flash will get a bone or toy or something and bury it in the shavings in one of the horses stalls and the hubby will find it when he’s cleaning the next day.

Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy February 13, 2012 at 7:06 am

It is impossible to stay mad at those big sweet eyes. This I know all too well…

Stefanie Willes February 13, 2012 at 7:14 am

I love this!! I have a mischievous pup as well. It is so hard to be mad and not laugh at them!! Thanks for sharing! This made my Monday morning!

natalie (the sweets life) February 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

hahahaha your dogs KILL me! you need to write a children’s book about them or something :)

Laurie February 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

Ha Ha!!! Love your dogs!!! Randy is something else!!

FunnerRunner February 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

Like a ninja that guy! (The photo of the three piles is what got me laughing out loud at my desk)

Carly D. @ CarlyBananas February 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love Randy. Every time you post one of these stories, I get all teary eyed thinking about the basset I had growing up. They’re the best dogs! So many times Walter stole things and buried them in the yard. Or pretended to bury them behind the couch. We always pretended we couldn’t see his bones there hahaha. Love these posts <3

Nicole C February 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

Kronus chooses to bury things in our couch, especially socks. It’s not the dryer that takes them, it’s him..and his talent to pack 5 socks in his mouth at any given time. He dug one hole in the backyard once and totally got caught, now I am worried he will break his foot running like a maniac and stepping in it.

Oh those funny little 4 legged kids we have, never let us down for a smile.

Meg February 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

This is flippin’ FANTASTIC. That is all.

Kelsey February 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hahaha this post made me laugh a lot.

Heather Montgomery February 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

I die! That is hilarious! WHat a sneaky little guy! My dogs are inside dogs but Bella tries to “bury” her rawhides under blankets, under furniture, in between couch cushions, etc.

meggi February 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

so funny! I love the photo of you holding the bar with him in the background! Hilarious :)

Courtney February 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

That is hilarious. I have 2 German Shepherds and they are very intelligent dogs, but I don’t think either of them are smart enough to do something like that!

Tina @ Best Body Fitness February 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

That is crazy! Hahahhaa! What a smart pup. And he has good taste.

Liz @ Southern Charm February 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

bahahahaa. best dog story ever!

Amy February 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

bahahaha!!! Randy freaking cracks me up. This totally had me snickering under my breath at work.

Lara February 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

ZOMG! I’m laughing so hard right now and can’t wait to see this to Matthew for him to read. Randy’s face in all the photos looks so GUILTY! Do you take him to the vet after episodes like these?! I would be worried about his little tummy, but I guess after all those Full Bars, he probably has a stomach of steel!

Klh February 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Oh wow! Too funny.
One smart pup :)


Tamara February 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Absolutely hilarious!
Did you eat the Larabars that you dug up? Kind of like finding buried treasure! Ha, ha!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I was reading this from my bed this morning and crying I was laughing so hard. I just made my husband read it and was giggling the whole time he was reading – especially when he started laughing!
I wish my dogs were smart enough to bury things. They do have a lot of interesting habits, but unfortunately burying is not one of them. :)

Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

sweet jaysus, I love Bassets. My basset used to steal my *cough*undies*cough* and bury them. for real. stalker style.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Lol I just KNEW from the title that they got into something!

Alexis February 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm

bahhaha this is absolutely hilarious. Dogs are always so entertaining

Jenaé (@YogaEatRun) February 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

This is sooooooo stinkin cute!!!! AHHHG! I want a dog like that hehe

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) February 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Dude, fruity breath is far far better than garden variety (ha! lol!) dog breath!

BroccoliHut February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Haha! Randy is quite the clever and sneaky dog. I fear for the day when Margot actually has a yard to dig in–she’s a terrier, so I know she’s just itching to destroy a yard.

Carla in Sydney February 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

That is so awesome! Go Randy!!
My dogs are not big on burying…..but we had a really stinky house guest stay a few years ago and they buried his socks in the yard! Serves him right for being dirty!

Pure2raw twins February 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Oh Randy you are too cute!!

Destini February 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Lol I’m in bed reading this on my ipad and trying soo hard not to wake up my huband from laughing so hard. This was great. Dogs are hilarious.

Meredith @ DareYouTo February 14, 2012 at 6:08 am

hahahaha LOVE this! Randy is a smart one, but still couldn’t outsmart YOU! Thank you for sharing :) This made me smile.

Holly February 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

Oh my gosh! I always love the Randy stories! He is the funniest dog ever. Although I would initially be pissed that he ate my LaraBars, I don’t think I could stop laughing when I thought about it. He is just too much!! Perfect for entertainment ;)

Jessy (squeezetheday) February 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

I can’t believe your dog, he’s hilariously smart!

Paige February 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I want your dogs! I just want to look into Randy’s eyes forever and pet Penny’s soft little head forever! I’ll just hide my larabars. And any other bars. And protein powder (he got into that, too, right?)

Janetha February 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Sigh.. right… hahaha

Lindsay February 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

Great post! You, or should I say, Randy had me rolling!!!

April February 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

LOL! My husband and I both loved this :)

Boomer is a gobbler too…must be a female thing.

Life's a Bowl February 17, 2012 at 8:22 am

Oh my gosh, this is too [adorably cute] funny!!! I am literally laughing out loud :P I think that if we had a back yard, our little mischievous pup would totes try to hide things from us, considering he gets his nose into everything in our apartment and especially recently [I think it’s the age] he is super nosy!

Jenn (eating bender) February 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

This was an amazing story! I love your commentary on Randy’s expressions throughout the whole thing – hilarious. :)

Julie February 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

OMG hahahaha

Janet April 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I recently discovered your awesome blog. I missed this post the first time around, but I love love love it so much! I have often revisited the one where Randy crashed a few feet from the water bowl. I am a big fan of you, but perhaps an even bigger fan of Randy!
The close-up of Randy’s little muddy nose is freaking genius!

Janetha April 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I am so glad you like Randy! He’s pretty rad.. and ridiculous :) Thanks for reading!

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