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Turk’s Takeover: My Shameful Secret

December 2nd, 2011 | Posted by Emily in Doggies! | Super serious. | Turk's Takeover

Hey guys…my mama told me the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. So, here it is…

I like to eat my ear wax. I didn’t think anyone knew but then, one day, my mama caught me doing it with her camera. My shameful secret was out! Here’s how the cycle usually goes…

I wait until I think nobody is looking and then I start “scratching” my ears…

Scratch, scratch, scratch…don’t mind me…

Alright, just a littttttle taste…oh yeah, that’s the stuff!

Yawn so everyone just thinks I’m stretching or something else that doesn’t include yummy ear wax…

Then just one more taste before they catch on…

But wouldn’t you know it? Mama said she knew what I was doing the whole time! I’m so embarrassed! Help me out here – do any of you fellow pitties (or other breeds – I’m equal opportunity here!) have shameful habits that you’d like to share to make me feel better? Or am I alone in my gross habits? Sigh.

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22 Responses

  • avatar Brutus says:

    Hey Turk, don’t feel bad! I eat toenails! When my Aunt Betsy comes over to trim our nails, I stand around and catch all the fragments. At first, I was hoping that mom would just think I was helping her clean up, but really they’re actually very yummy. I admit, it sounds gross, but ear wax might be the same thing!

  • avatar ettel says:

    Haha, beat this one: the only way Charlie will let me clean his eye boogers is if he gets to eat ’em. Really gross, I know, I know. But it makes him happy and really doesn’t bother me that much . . . Hey – Emma eats her toenails and they all lick their own butts! (Tigress is smirking to herself about the state of dog-ness and how they constantly prove her superiority.)

  • avatar Nancy says:

    Foxy my little puppymill foster has the grossest habit…she eats poo! This is a disgusting habit learned in the mill for various reasons, one being not enough food at mealtime. Now she gets plenty of food ,but the sick habit remains. At first it was her own poo, but now she is hot for our other dog Sadie’s stuff too. I have to pick up the stuff in our yard practically before it hits the ground or she makes a snack out of it! Ewwww….
    ( I have been giving them both stuff called ” potty mouth” and it’s been helping).

  • avatar Sam says:

    Monty is into the ear flavors too!


  • That’s not so gross, Turk. Stoopid foster sister Kaylee chews on her feet to clean them after she comes inside. She just sits there on the couch, chewing on her toes and licking her pads like it’s no big deal, like she hasn’t just run around in mud and stepped in her own poo. I miss my foster brother, Tucker – he never did anything gross. And he let me lick his eye boogers off his face, which is NOT gross either. Not gross like licking your feet. ~Oscar

  • Ear wax has got nothing on poo! Sadie loves to eat poo. Hurley loves to eat cat & horse poo. I’m just glad Maggie hasn’t also shown a fondness for poo. That would just be too much poo-eating for one household!

  • avatar Kate says:

    Oh Turk… haha. You are a funny dog :)

  • avatar jen says:

    oh my gosh! my beagle boy Buckley does this! and my shiba Tsuki cleans his ears too!!
    i thought they were just very odd..

  • Sir Fred is addicted to goose/duck poop. Come summer time when the trails are covered in them Fred is in heaven. Makes it worse when he tries to lick you the minute we get home from walks.

  • avatar Two Grads says:

    Turk you crack me up!

  • avatar Ivy says:

    Maggie does this as well! She also bites her nail! Seriously, we never have to clip her nails! I’ve loved these posts from Turk’s point-of-view!

  • SFK takes this one step further. He said the only way he can clean Izzy’s ears are if she licks it after. Otherwise she won’t allow it. Gross. I do not approve of this, but am not excited about cleaning dog ears either. Can’t win!

  • avatar Aleksandra says:

    Turkey you crack us up!!

  • avatar Mayzie says:

    Guess what? Brudder Ranger LUVS ear wax, too! Lots of times, he will even come over and lick MY ear wax. It feels so good! I don’t think he’s ashamed of it, though. He pretty much just does it right out in the open.

    I don’t think I haves any gross habits. Although mom does squeal and squawk a lot when I lick my butt and then try to gives her a big ol’ kiss!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • Knox’s gross habit is… (he’s going to kill me for sharing) but scooting! eww! I hate when he does that!

  • avatar tholupka says:

    I’m suddenly feeling so much better about Melvin loving to eat his eye boogers!

  • avatar Anita says:

    Pug LOVED licking other dogs armpits. I don’t get it he licks and licks and licks it’s disgusting. He loves to do this to Maize….gross

  • avatar rottrover says:

    Turk, dude… ya gotta do that. It’s called “hygeine”. How else would we get the wax out of our ears?? They want us to obey commands, right? And we can’t use q-tips cuz of the wole thumb thing. Don’t be embarrassed!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  • avatar mcgeeandme says:

    McGee is a paw licker like many of the other pups mentioned… He also has terrible gas despite the fact that he eats better than his mama!

  • Don’t stress yourself Turk, My little boy Felix (as seen in my avatar) Had the same little addiction. He just didn’t keep it a secret!
    In Memory of Felix Sept.1,1996 – June 4, 2011

  • Don’t stress yourself Turk, My little boy Felix (as seen in my avatar) Had the same little addiction. He just didn’t keep it a secret!
    In Memory of Felix Sept.1,1996 – June 4, 2011