Where is that bone?

I’ve heard that many dogs have to leave their bones outside. Although I usually have to take mine outside to chew them, I’m not allowed to leave them in the garden! I have to hand the bone over when I come back indoors. It’s put away in a special, sealed box in the utility room. Then I get it back later, or maybe the next day, to have another chew on it.

The bipeds say that bones left outside on the grass, or better yet buried, get all horrible and manky. They obviously know nothing at all about bones and how to mature them to a rich flavour, but on the other paw it is nice to know that my bone is somewhere really safe when it isn’t between my teeth.

Recently I was given a juicy bone to take out into the garden. I was very excited about it as it’s been a little while since I had one. I get chews like the one in the photograph all the time, but they’re not quite as tasty as a real bone.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Clowie

This chew is nice!

I settled down on the lawn for a relaxing session of gnawing my bone. It wasn’t long before one of the bipeds came out with a really tasty treat and asked for the bone. I gave her the bone – I knew I’d get the treat and then she’d give me the bone back. She thinks I still need reminding not to get possessive about bones. And I’m not going to complain when it means extra treats!

I was aware that, every now and then, one of the bipeds popped out to check on me, but I spent a pleasant hour or so concentrating on my bone. When it was almost time to be called for my tea I hid the bone. I’d found a place where no one would ever find it. I settled back down on the grass.

The female biped appeared a few minutes later and said, “Time for your tea, Clowie. Give the bone to me.”

Then she asked, “Have you hidden it? We’re playing that game, are we?”

She always finds bones when I’ve hidden them, but I was confident I’d found a really good place this time. She walked across to my special corner of the garden where I’m allowed to dig. She had a quick look at the ground in that area and then looked back at me.

Clowie , Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, smiling

You’re not even close!

She said, “Oh, I’m not even warm. You’re confident!”

It’s as though she can read my mind! She always watches me closely when we play this game, when she should be sniffing around. She started walking around the edge of the garden. She looked under a couple of bushes, but she was still watching me carefully. I stayed where I was.

Then she started walking around the side of the house towards the gate to the front garden. She was getting too close! I leapt to my feet and ran past her. The male biped had left the trailer in the garden because he’d been moving some garden stuff and I’d put the bone underneath it. It had seemed like an excellent place to conceal the bone, but now that the female biped was approaching that part of the garden I knew she’d find it. I reached under the trailer and pulled it out.

She laughed and said, “Hand that over, Clowie!”

I gave it to her and she gave me a treat and stroked me. We walked back into the house together. She put the bone away and gave me my tea. I’m still not sure how she always finds the bone when she has no sense of smell. Do you think she’s a mind reader?

See you next Wednesday!


  1. Absolutely love the size & clarity of the photos of you Clowie on your new blog – I think they are befitting of a dog of your almost regal stature! Have a good #woofwoofwednesday with your bipeds! 🙂

    • Thank you, that’s very good to hear. I change size to suit the screen I’m on – it made me feel quite dizzy at first!
      I hope you have a great #woofwoofwednesday!

  2. No idea how she does it Clowie 😉 Great photos of you!
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  3. Maybe bipeds have a better sense of smell than we thought they did Clowie! We can sniff out almost anything so maybe she KNEW you’d stashed that bone under the garden cart. You’ll have to find a BETTER spot next time!!

    Hugs, Sammy
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    • Maybe they do, Sammy – they couldn’t have a worse sense of smell than we thought! I’m trying to think of a better spot – it’s a tricky business.

  4. what a BONE-nanza! a real bone woohoo! Bones are sadly banned since a greedy Weimaraner (not me!) swallowed that whole thingy and needed first aid :o( Clowie, I guess it has something to do with that chip we got from the vet, bet that thingy sends datas to our mommas phones, like a gps… and so they find our bones even with their senseless noses…
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    • I’m glad it wasn’t you that swallowed a whole bone! They always take the bone away when it gets small enough to think about scoffing the last bit.
      Easy, I think you’re onto something with that chip! Do you think we can disrupt the signal somehow? I’ll see what I can find to roll in when I go out for my walk later. I think it needs to be something thick and stinky to block the signal.

  5. I agree with Clive — I like the size of your images on your new site!

    Since we bipeds don’t have a good sense of smell, we have to focus on our other senses. A secret: we know that’s sneaky for our canine family … but trust us, we do know best. 😉
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    • Thank you very much, I’m glad you like them.
      I sometimes think that bipeds have eyes in the backs of their heads! But that does usually mean that they notice quickly when I need their help.

  6. I really like your pictures too, Clowie. And it is obvious you are a true Pyrenees because of the proper drool on your chin!! Am glad they keep your bones secure. I usually get to bury mine but mostly I leave them in the biped’s bedroom for her to step on in the dark!

    • Thank you, I’m glad you like them!
      I don’t think my bipeds would like bones in the bedroom to step on! They complain enough if the cats manage to leave a hairball there!

  7. haha that was such a great story!!! It’s funny how you play hide and seek with your bones!!!
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  8. Maybe there’s a little (or not so little) dog in all of us. Perhaps some in her nose. BOL wag
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  9. I’ll tell you our lack-of-sense-of-smell hidden bone (or in my dogs case, toys) finding secret, Clowie: height. Our long biped legs allow us views of your hiding places that you can’t conceive or thwart. Keep trying though! 🙂
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    • That would explain why my bipeds were so keen to teach me to keep four paws on the ground when I was a puppy – they wanted to keep that advantage!

  10. With us, I prefer my bones in the house, Katie likes to enjoy hers outside. None of us bury them, though.
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  11. I think your bipeds are excellent Clowie readers! Your female biped knew you would start getting more active when she was too close to the bone. I do like these lovely large pictures of you. They are truly befitting your size and beauty.

  12. That looks like a great chewy sweet Clowie. Chancy eats treats inside. Love that last picture…you are beautiful! Hugs and nose kisses

  13. I think your bipeds enjoy playing hide and seek with you and your bones, Clowie! We may not have your wonderful sense of smell, but we sometimes make up for it by combining information from multiple senses. 🙂
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  14. Lovely post Clowie… Coudl you find those hidden bones?…. :star:
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  15. I think the female biped is very good at reading you, Clowie!! Great pics of you 🙂
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    • I think she’s all too good at reading me, Austin – it would be nice to be able to keep a secret occasionally! Thank you, I’m glad you like the pics.

  16. Moms are wicked smart sometimes! Your hiding place seemed brilliant, but the bipeds have you all figured out. Happy gnawing…

    Love and licks,
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    • You’re right, Cucake – they’re very good at knowing what we’re thinking! I think it was a good hiding place, but not quite good enough – I need to think harder.

  17. Europa's Icewolf

    Beautiful pic of you Clowie! Now where’s the one of the bone in question?!! lol 🙂

    • Thank you. I didn’t want to make you drool. And I wasn’t sure the bone would be safe if you saw it – I know your wolfie ways!!

  18. I think she knows you and your game loving ways Clowie
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  19. Aw, such a sweet story and you are such a good girl Clowie. You have a very good sense of humor too!
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  20. Hmmm….we’re thinking you might not be very good at poker, Clowie, you might have a “tell” that is giving it away! 🙂
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  21. That was a fun story. I think maybe you and I should never play poker. I don’t have a face that can keep a secret either. Mom is pretty smart to watch you for clues I think. Maybe Mulberry or Pippin gave you away? Those kitties sometimes are not good secret keepers either. I didn’t know doggies liked tea. Do you get your own cup? xo B
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    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. I do have trouble keeping secrets. I don’t think the cats told on me because they were indoors.
      I don’t drink tea, but they often call my evening meal tea – I think it’s a British thing.

  22. You are so clever, Clowie! 😀 You know just what to do to get the most attention from your bipeds. Love the photos!
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    • Thank you, it’s important to know how to get lots of attention from bipeds! I’m pleased you like the photos. Have a great weekend!

  23. Such a sweet story! Next time, Clowie, I’m sure you’ll be able to find a place your bipeds won’t think to find your bone. Much love, The Scottie Mom.
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