Thank goodness the dog crapped on the floor.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bluesea112, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    I was reloading some of my .243 Win cartridges today. I am loading 35.5 grains of IMR 4895 with a 95 grain Nosler BT bullet. I had measured out 10 loads and was about to drop them in the cartridges. Just then I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I looked down to see a dog turd laying on the carpet next to my foot. While thinking about how glad I was that I had not introduced it to the bottom of my Redwing boot (my boots are only rated for water and electrical hazards), I bent down to scoop it up with a piece of paper. While I was bent over, I happened to glance at my digital scale. I had to take a double look, because what I saw kind of scared me. The screen showed a "g" instead of a "gn". Right then I realized that I had measured 3.550 g (grams) instead of 35.50 gn (grains) of powder. As it turns out, 3.550 grams equates to around 54+ grains of powder (max load is 35.5 grains). What is even scarier is that 35.5 grains only fills the cartridge case 3/4 full, so 54 grains probably would fit very nicely inside the case if I had not noticed the error.
    Thank God the dog crapped on the floor. I think I will give him a treat and tell him "thank you".

    You can be sure that the next time I wake up to find one of the dog's land mines in the living room, I am going to spend the day wondering what error I made that he is trying to warn me about.

  2. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    LOL, that's outstanding. God speaks to us in mysterious ways. I think there's a guardian angel somewhere you need to thank. :D

  3. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    bluesea, good God, be careful man.
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I wonder if Lassie ever left these kinds of warnings for little Tommy? :rolleyes: :p :D

    Please take care Bluesea. Give the pup a pat on the head and an extra treat for me. ;) :)

  5. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Guardian angels take many forms -
    Difficult as it may be to THINK about an angel crapping on the floor - I suppose it amounts to 'whatever works!'
  6. Shellback

    Shellback New Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Broken Arrow Ok
    Good story, happy ending but it easily could have turned out really bad. Thank god for dogs, I wish I could just train mine to stay away from Glocknuts arms..
  7. I think that was Timmy! :eek:

    But nonetheless, Who would have thought the dog poop would save the day! :D

    Good Doggy!
  8. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wazzu WA
    Good Dog, Post a pic of the poopin little life saver?
  9. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Ain't that the truth!!!!!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    Hey Bluesea... would it do any good if i crapped on your floor? I mean, if a dogs poo could be good then i could only imagine the value that would come out of my shotgun pattern pooing.... :eek::eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D

  10. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Thanks, Bruce. ;) :D
    You're right. :eek: :D
    I bet she would have done it for little Tommy too. She was that kind of dog. ;) :D


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  11. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Glad to hear your dog left you a steamy hot pile of love! Please be safe!
  12. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Next time the dog leaves a deposit on the carpet you can ask 'What are you telling me boy? Did I leave the oven on, or the car unlocked?
  13. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I have this vision of a dog thinking "I've whined, I've barked, I've pawed his leg and I STILL don't have his attention.
    Let's see him ignore THIS!"
  14. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Works for babies :)
  15. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Hey, don't begrudge your poor pooch a little sexual satisfaction.
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