A Shocking Experience

Boots usually gets really excited when I pull out the Pup-Peroni container.  However, for the past couple of days she has been reluctant to take them from my hand.  I wondered why until yesterday when she started to take one from me and I felt a shock from static electricity.  It turns out that static electricity will pass through a Pup-Peroni strip.  I guess the previous times the charge had been low enough that I didn’t feel it, but her mouth is a lot more sensitive than my hand.

I feel bad about shocking her, but at least now I know to put them down instead of trying to get her to take it from my hand (at least until summer when we resume our normal 90% humidity level).


  1. Outlaw3 says:

    You can still hand feed her.  Just use the other hand to stroke her back and keep contact to discharge the static buildup, then feed with the other hand.

  2. Bitter says:

    A visiting friend and I were discussing dog names just this morning.  We decided that Sig makes a great dog name.  We also think that Kimber works, too.  A friend of this friend has two cats named Smith and Wesson. smile

  3. Outlaw3—I’d been trying to discharge any static by touching something else first.  But touching her back definitely equalized the charge first—now I just have to get her to stand still long enough to let me do it…

    Bitter—I hadn’t considered that.  I guess you’d have to have a snake to get away with naming a pet “Bushmaster”, though.

  4. Outlaw3 says:

    I was going to wonder about what pet you could name Bushmaster without getting odd looks or snickering, knowing laughs.  A snake would work.

    I still think naming a dog “C’mere” might be fun.  But the commands about stay, sic ‘em, would end up confusing.