This is a picture of the bigass bone I bought for Finn at the Farmer's Market on Saturday. When I brought it home, it was still covered with some sort of something - gristle, a little meat, a bunch of gross stuff I didn't want to touch - but it's been pretty well stripped by now.
It is huge and weighs a million pounds. (That's an ink pen there on the right, for comparison sake.)
That bit there at the top branching off? (The part that looks a little naughty in this pic, actually. Oops.) It's part of another bone; that's a joint there at the top. And what I'm pretty sure is a knee-cap of some sort. It moves. It reminds me of when you eat crab legs and you can get to that one tendon-thingy that makes the claw move, clasping and unclasping. This isn't quite as cool as that, but it's still pretty neat.
Much to my chagrin, Jimi was a bit perturbed with me when I came home with this beauty. He'd previously issued a moratorium on buying more dog bones; Finn's currently got 2 real ones (one deer, one cow) and a Nylabone in addition to his newest gift, all lying on the floor, waiting for some dumb unsuspecting bare-footed human to tread upon it. It's like a landmine up in here in the wee dark hours of the morning. However, I'd mistakenly assumed he meant the moratorium to last THAT DAY, not FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. Honestly, I didn't even remember about the DONOTBUYBONES order; buying shit for Finn makes me happy, the same as buying shit for Jimi makes me happy. I wouldn't have dreamed of coming home without a little treat for Jimi on Saturday; that's why I bought the chorizo. (And I did really enjoy the chili he made with it Sunday night.) I can't pass up an opportunity to make my puppy happy, too. Besides, who can remember details like "he has too many already" when faced with the awesomeness that is the bigass bone?
Oh, and I don't think the quality of my bullshit Blackberry camera would allow it, but please don't zoom in too close to check out the condition of the carpet. With two hairy animals and a hairy Jimi in the house, we're way overdue on vacuuming. DON'T JUDGE ME!!!