The trouble with dogs
April 3, 2003 6:33 PM   Subscribe

So there's this elk carcass on my front yard and two dogs inside who refuse to come out. One is snoring. And I have guests arriving soon.... No, it's not a joke. It's far funnier than that! [Via Linkfilter]
posted by Carlos Quevedo (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
What would anyone be doing with Elk ribcages in the first place? You Americans are weird beyond words.
posted by dg at 6:47 PM on April 3, 2003

I was wondering that myself. I think they were up in the mountains somewhere and the dogs came upon the elk carcass in the woods and wouldn't come out, so the dogs' owner ended up taking the whole carcass (with the dogs inside it) back home.

Wonderful story.
posted by Emanuel at 7:07 PM on April 3, 2003

posted by cinderful at 7:17 PM on April 3, 2003

Don't miss the vegan rendition (with pics!), Dogs in Elk in Vegetables, a Halloween tribute.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:23 PM on April 3, 2003

Ah, "Dogs in Elk". An Internet oldie but goodie.

Don't forget to get the official Dogs in Elk T-shirt on your way out of the show!
posted by Inkslinger at 7:26 PM on April 3, 2003

Wonderful story.

I think story is the operative word here. Too much of it is too hard to, uh, swallow.

Went over to to search for references to elk ribcages and found nothing.

But, for your enjoyment, there are some good dog stories about the doberman and the burglar fingers, the adorable sewer rat, and finally the hilarious tale about the badly behaved dog.
posted by TheManWhoKnowsMostThings at 7:27 PM on April 3, 2003

I saw this story here in early 2000. This version has some extra follow-up comments to the story that Carlos's link lacks.
posted by jazon at 7:32 PM on April 3, 2003

In America, dogs crawl inside elk carcass on front porch. In Russia, elk carcass IS front porch!
posted by Hildago at 7:48 PM on April 3, 2003 [1 favorite]

Hey, guess what! Kim Rollins and Wil Shipley broke up! Who saw that coming?
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:19 PM on April 3, 2003

Thanks for the laughs this Friday morning. Great story, true or not.
posted by essexjan at 12:47 AM on April 4, 2003

It's all way too primal in my yard right now.
posted by muckster at 1:46 AM on April 4, 2003

Sidhedevil - it is of National Security Level importance that I understand more about the Rollins-Shipley meme. The fate of the free world, and perhaps my gonads are riding on it. Can you give me some background on that whole thing?
posted by vito90 at 6:15 AM on April 4, 2003

The Validity of the Dogs in Elk Story - a little background.
posted by Samsonov14 at 6:50 AM on April 4, 2003

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