Friday, August 29, 2014

The Truth of Bassets & Bees ~ A Fractured Fryday Hairy Tails

Bentley: “I was born a small puppy.  When you are a small puppy, there are things that you just don’t know about.  I was lucky to have Tucker; my Golden Retriever big brother to teach me important dog stuff.”
Pierre: “What did he teach you?  I’m going to venture and guess that it wasn’t how to retrieve.  Did he teach you how to roll me when we wrestle?  You have reached the expert level on that.  Tucker would be proud.”
Bentley: “Yep, he taught me some of my best moves.  He also taught me to bark at the neighbor, any snakes that I see, and that locust a.k.a. cicadas taste wonderful.”
Pierre: “I saw Tucker track down and pounce on a locust one day.  He was like a ninja.”
Bentley: “I remember one day when we were patrolling the yard for intruders.  I came upon a pudgy flying dude in a striped jumpsuit.  Even as a pup, I recognized him as the criminal type.  He was definitely buzzed, because he came at me like a raving lunatic!”
Pierre: “OH MY DOG!  What did you do?”
Bentley: “Well, I hollered for Tucker to come help me.  He rushed over and snapped at the fat buzzer.  Then, he explained that it was what ya call a BEE.  They are not usually aggressive.  It is their job to fly inside flowers, get pollen on their scrawny legs, yada, yada, yada, and they manufacture honey.  Tucker also told me that the reason they are yellow & black striped is to warn us.  I wasn’t sure then, but it is to warn us that they sting…hard.”
Pierre: “I’m not trying to call you out, but I’ve seen you chase bees.  What’s up with that?”
Bentley: *Sigh, “It’s true, I have a problem with bees.  It wasn’t long after my first encounter with
Artistic rendition of swollen face.
that bee when I found one acting stupid.  It started buzzing my head and I snapped at it just like Tucker did.  Then, the darn thing goes under my extra-long ears.  I was yelling; Mom, Dad, and Tucker were all racing to help me; it was very hectic.  That’s when it happened.  It flew out from under my ear and *deeper sigh I can’t believe I ate a honeybee.  It stung me on my nose and I swallowed that bugger whole.  Mom swears that she could see it stinging inside my belly.”
Pierre: “Ouch dude!  I haven’t ever been stung; knock on wood.  I would like to find where that honey is hidden.  Did the bee taste like honey when you ate it?  I might risk a sting for a bit o’ honey.”
Bentley: “It’s not worth it.  My nose was swollen to twice the size of a Buick.  The thing is that it did taste good.  Now, I just eat them for revenge.  I am thinking taking their honey might be even better.  Come on, I have an idea how we can mingle in and find out where they hide their honey stash.”
The boys disappear into the storage shed and return carrying a large piece of wood.
Bentley and Pierre ~ the Wannabees
Pierre: “Bentley, this is borderline brilliant!  We can just stand here and watch where they keep going when they fly away.  Once it gets dark, we can go in and snatch all of their honey jars.  I can almost taste it now.”
Bentley: “This has been in the building since the human kids were in school.  Mom and Dad made it for the school carnival, but it is all ours now.  Let’s just stand here and make a buzz noise.  These honeybees will not expect a thing.  It’ll be the ultimate honey haul.  Bbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”
After spending the day observing the coming and goings of a large number of honeybees, the boys came inside to formulate their plan.  They gathered the supplies that would be needed for the night mission.  It was important that the boys were well protected against any night bees.  The honey storage might be guarded 24/7.  One thing is certain; bees cannot be trusted.
They snuck out and followed the trail they had watched the bees travel.  It was kind of scary, because Pierre tends to see wild elephants, panthers, and monsters in the dark.  After some serious tracking, they discovered the secret hiding place of the Royal Order of Beez.
Pierre: “There it is and the lights are out, maybe they are all asleep.  Shhhh, let’s get a closer
"Shhhh...we are Bee Ninjas."
look.”
Bentley: “I don’t think that bees have lights, but it does look quiet.  Come on, we are going in to get my payback honey.  They owe me for pain and suffering.”
Pierre: “Don’t worry, I have my Bee-zooka and I’m not afraid to use it.  Let’s belly crawl, it’ll be more intense.  Good luck Bentley, I got your back.”
The two mighty bee hunters made a quick and silent attack on the sleeping bees.  They considered the mission a complete success.  After sneaking back inside the house, the two microwaved some pancakes and enjoyed the fruits of their escapade.
Bentley: I can’t believe I ate that whole stack of pancakes with our honey.”
Pierre: “You ate it, Bentley.”

** Bee stings can be very serious for your dog.  It is a great idea to have Benadryl or some other vet recommended medication on hand in case of a sting.  For more information on how to handle a bee sting, click here.

We are joining our Blogville friends, Murphy & Stanley for another Fractured Fryday.  The challenge was to use the phrase “I can’t believe I ate…” somewhere in your story.  This is a blog hop that happens the last Friday of the month.  To join or follow the other funny Fractured Fryday stories, click here.



 Blogville is celebrating the life of one of our longtime residents;
with an online memorial service.  Sparkle helped humans see the world through cat’s eyes from 2003 to 2014.


As always, we are co-hosting with our friends Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Jan’s Funny Farm, and Love is being owned by a Husky for the week long Pet Parade.  Join us to meet new friends and gain social media followers.





44 comments :

  1. Ouch! Bee stings sure do hurt Bentley! At least you taught that bee a lesson in the abyss of your belly ;)

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    1. Unfortunately, he has not learned his lessons and still snaps at bees. ☺

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  2. OMD that made us go OUCH. Peeps always shouts at me when I chase bees but nothing like a good fly to chomp on which she thinks is disgusting. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Humans don't understand the allure. Have a great weekend. ☺

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  3. Oh Boys you crack me up hahahaahah..the outfits are divine :) and ouch! I am allergic to bees hey can be painful little buzzers indeed..the boys have been eyeing the bees off here as our spring starts soon and they are buzzing everywhere...Forrest was bitten by a jumping jack ant and ended up looking like sharpie! we always have antihistamines in the house now..he got hives everywhere too poor thing...so stay safe and buzz off from the bees :) hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

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    1. We are glad that you enjoyed our story. Bentley still chases bees and we still try to stop him. ☺

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  4. Oh how bad that this honey bee hurt your nose. I think I will buy such a Be-zooka too, just in case...

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    1. It is important to be properly equipped when going after bees.

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  5. Ouch! I stepped on a bee a couple years ago on a walk and it hurt so bad. I refused to walk any further, so Mom had to carry me an entire mile back home. She said I was too heavy and she had Katie on leash with us, but every time she set me down I would cry. I came home, took a nap and then felt much better. We watched it like a hawk to make sure I didn't have an allergic reaction, but it was just seriously painful. Now I leave bees alone!

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    1. I don't blame you! It would hurt very badly to have one sting your foot. Mom was really scared for me, but the medicine helped. I still mess with the bees. ♥

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  6. that would not of been fun getting stung by a bee......

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  7. We hope we never end up with a blown up snout. What a great adventure you boys had.

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    1. It was worth the adventure for all of that delicious honey! ☺

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  8. Ouch!!!!! Bee stings HURT! I can only imagine a pup getting a bee sting in the mouth!!!! Sheesh!
    Thanks for sharing Sparkle's memorial, we just came from there.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Do you have bees in Canada? ♥ Sparkle will be missed.

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  9. Oh, no, we forgot about the monthly story. But there is too much going on so perhaps it's just as well. Wonder how we can remember next month?

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  10. Mmm, pancakes sound delicious! Happy Pet Parading! ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. We love pancakes around here, but don't get them too often. ☺

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  11. MOL MOL I bet that bee learned a very valuable lesson about messing with a Basset and hopefully his buzzing buddies were watching too.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Oh, they were watching when they woke up to find their honey had been confiscated! MOL!

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  12. Thanks for the lesson on Bees. We will put them in our"things smart Poodles stay away from" file.

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    1. They should definitely be on the Stay Away list somewhere under snakes! BOL!

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  13. We did leave our words for Sparkle this morning.

    OMD that was a TERRIBLE... BUTT WONDERFUL story... TERRIBLE that the BEE Bit you BACK and WONDERFUL Writing of the entire event. BEES are bad... butt your story is GRRRRREAT.

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    1. Thanks Frankie & Ernie!! We sure enjoyed writing it. The adventure was a blast, but the bee sting was not fun!

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  14. That was a most exciting adventure.
    And all the best adventures end happily ever after, or at least with pancakes and honey,
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Indeed all happily-ever-afters end with pancakes and honey! ♥

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  15. Ouch! We are always chasing bees and mom isn't very happy about it! Great adventure, thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are fun to chase, but not so much fun to catch. BOL!

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  16. Well that whole bee sting thing doesn't sounds fun at all, thankfully I've never had it happen to me! Hopefully, it never does. Very good job on your revenge steal of their honey! They'll be looking for forever for the culprit!

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  17. Here we have a lot of wasps. Mom think they might taste so good because we both will eat them (after we killed them).

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  18. I think I'd rather eat the pancakes than the bee! Mom said that is dangerous! Thanks for the reminder to have Benedryl around. We need to get some. Great job & thanks for pawticipating!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws
    "Use Your Noodle & Vote For a Doodle!"

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  19. Bees are scary - when our sally was a puppy she ended up at the ER with a big swollen face. Jack snaps at them but never catches 'em.

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  20. OMD! ate a BEE! WE get little dirt bees and they are obnoxious. We do have our benadryl on hand, it helps Greta with her allergies sometimes
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  21. Bees are scary! Cello has been attacked twice in our yard by a swarm! We now keep Benadryl on hand!

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  22. Oh Bentley! Bee stings are no fun at all! Good lesson, and one we won't ever forget.

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  23. I think I'll just stick to gettin honey outta da pantry.

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  24. OMD!!! That was a CRAZY TALE DUDE!!!! I also loves snappin' at bees!!! Nows, Ma doesn't know this, so shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell her..butts I ate one before too!!! Yuppers, snatched it from midair and scarfed it down!! It was delish, kinda tasted like chicken...BOL
    okays, it tasted nothin' like chicken, butts I sure am glads that I already take Benadryl for my allergies, so no harm no foul!
    Great tale dudes!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  25. Awe, poor baby Bentley! Bees stings are the worst!

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  26. Bees are scary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

    athenacatgoddess.com
    purrsfulloflove.com

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  27. Oh no! Poor pup! Bee stings are terrible, good thing we haven't encountered one yet!

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  28. Hailey recently learned it was not a good idea to eat a bee too. Her face was similar!

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  29. Awe you poor puppy, Glory blew up like that too once. You guys make great bee ninja's

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