Some People Call it Gross But Slobber Has it’s Benefits. Let’s Talk About it.
When you look up the definition of slobber in the dictionary you will see slobber: To let saliva or liquid spill out from the mouth and then you may see a picture of one of my dogs next to the definition.
Many people are completely grossed out by slobber and my question is why? It's a normal occurrence in dogs, some are just more gifted at producing it than others.
Slobber is not going to hurt you. It may leave your pants a little wet, and if it dries on your wall it may be difficult to remove, but slobber is nothing to fear.
Your still not convinced are you?
Slobber can help you in the yard.
Tired of raking leafs?
Then just send your dog out to do it!
Slobber has great glue-like properties.
Maybe slobber isn't the proper word for you. Try one of these out instead:
- Flooger-a long, stringy strand of dog saliva, often containing fur. Seen dripping from the corners of the mouth, flipped over the nose, adhering to the walls, ceiling or wiped on articles of human clothing. Size, often directly proportional to the size of the dog (St. Bernard/Newfoundland, etc.), may be a source of great pride.
Newfoundland owners use the term flooger often:
Whoa! Did you see the size of that flooger wrapped around his nose?!
Still afraid of it?
Alright, then I'll share some of my slobber tips with you, just in case.
- Run! Sooner or later a dog with a nice long slobber hanging from his mouth is going to shake his head
- Always carry a slobber towel in your pocket. Then wipe as needed.
- Don't have a towel? Then use your shirt sleeve. Slobber washes right out.
- Pinch and fling. Now this one takes some practice and the proper technique. Using your index finger and thumb, you need to pinch the slobber at the top, by the mouth, twist just a bit, and then fling. Be careful! Sometimes this can backfire and the slobber is stronger than you anticipated and winds up running down your arm.
See, it's not all that bad. You just needed more information. I bet you feel better about slobber already.
So tell me, are you a slobber hater? Do you run and hide when you see a big long goober hanging from a dog's mouth?