Can you give a dog too many ear rubs?

Can you give a dog too many ear rubs?  Not a question I ever expected to hear!  It was followed by – Or maybe too many belly rubs?  Huh?

Mum asked me these questions yesterday as we were hanging out on the floor and she was giving me ear and belly rubs…..

“Don’t be silly Mum, just carry on petting me please!”


You see she hurt her hand and was wondering if that was the cause – Really?

I totally know she hurt it playing badminton last week and actually giving me ear and belly rubs is great therapy!

I just sighed and rolled over so she could do my other ear! :)

Do your humans ever ask you silly questions?

It’s Independence Day here in the USA on July 4th – Did you notice in the picture I’m wearing my patriotic bow? :)

Have fun everyone, but be super careful – I find those fireworks scary! :(







  1. That’s a silly question…of course there can never be too many!
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  2. Cute pigture. Whee always say the hoomans can never give us too many ear scritches!

    Happy Wednesday

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  3. Love your patriotic bow – check mine out too. Let’s make a pawct to get extra treats and take a long nap on the 4th of July! WOOF!
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  4. You can never have enough ear and belly rubs! I make a little crying noise and give Mom the puppy dog eyes when she stops rubbing me. That way I get a few more!
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  5. No way can you give to many ear rubs or belly scratches!! Just ask Teach! Very pretty bow. Happy 4th tomorrow!! I hope you can go someplace where you can’t hear those terrible fireworks.
    ~Rebecca & Teach
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    • Hi Rebecca and Teach,

      It seems so far that everyone agrees with Teach and I – Yay for belly and ear rubs

      Have a fab day

      Snoops :)

  6. I have to say, 90% of what humans say is silly – but as long as they deal out the belly rubs, I don’t care! :)
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    • Hi Finn,

      I love your positive attitude, after all so long as they don’t actually stop that’s the most important thing, right?! :)

      Have fun,

      Snoops :)

  7. We frequently get asked silly questions. Like, why did you have to get dirty so fast.
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    • Hi Roxy,

      Sometimes I think the humans can’t possibly ask anything more silly and yet they come up with another classic! :)

      Have fun getting dirty! :)

      Snoops :)

  8. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Did you tell momma that was a silly question
    Benny & Lily

  9. That question is insane – answer, obviously, NO! The issue is not enough, never too many!
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  10. I think its possible to not have enough belly and ears rubs, but definitely not too many!
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  11. Silly Humom BOL, have a wonderful safe July the 4th xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie
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    • Thanks Mollie and Alfie,

      It was pretty scary on Jul 4th and can you believe people were still doing the fireworks last night too?! Not funny!

      Hope you’re having fun

      Snoops :)

  12. Love that sweet bow :-) Have a great holiday!
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  13. Yep we agree mum should stop playing extreme sports and concentrate on you Snoopy and then she won’t have that problem. Hope the boom booms are not to bad. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly
    Also have a fabulous 4th of July. Enjoy your holiday.
    Molly The Wally recently posted..Fog Blog, I Can See Clearly Now Says Mystic Molly!My Profile

    • Thanks Molly

      Yeah the booms were super scary, but thankfully I made it through another load, how I so wish they could only have official displays a long way away – sigh!


      Snoops :)

  14. These are not silly questions, Snoop. These are the deep, philosophical questions that try men’s (and women’s) souls. Is it too many ear rubs if the ear rubs are still happening at dinner time? Is it too many belly rubs if the belly rubs are still happening at walkies time? A dog’s gotta eat. A dog’s gotta play. A dog’s gotta nap. A lot. Yes, I think maybe there can be too many ear rubs. There’s gotta be a balance! :P
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    • Hi Jackie,

      Well ok I’ll give you the balance argument, but I’ll be in charge of when I need a break! Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  15. Happy 4th of July Snoopy and Aunt Annette :)

    Be patient there Snoop…humans are always like that, especially female human
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  16. Love the hair bow! I bet that was quite alarming to hear such a question! :)
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    • Hi Marcie

      Glad you like my hair bow, makes wearing it all worthwhile! :)

      I sure was alarmed, very shocking! :)

      Have a fun day

      Snoops :)

  17. Never too many ear or belly rubs!

    Be careful with those fireworks Snoopy!!
    Jodi recently posted..It’s Not Just the RainMy Profile

    • Thanks Jodi,

      I will be sure to tell Mum what you said about ear and belly rubs! :)

      I hope you were all ok during the fireworks, it was super noisy here :(


      Snoops :)

  18. The patriotic bow is adorable! Too many rubs, pats, and loves is ridiculous. There’s no such thing. Too many baths, maybe…..

    Love and licks,
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    • Hi Cupcake,

      I’m so with you on the too many baths, I think my mum and dad are obsessed with bathing me – yuk!


      Snoops :)

  19. There’s no such thing as “too many” rubs of any kind! Ears, tummy, head – I love them all! :D Hope you have a fun holiday weekend!
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    • Thanks Daisy.

      We sure did have fun, I’m with you on the no such thing – I’m gonna show Mum how manu people agree with us!! :)

      Hope you all had a fun weekend too,

      Snoops :)

  20. Maya & Pierson heartily agree that asking if I can give too many ear scratches or belly rubs is a silly question. Love the bow! :)
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  21. Snoopy,
    Who ever heard of such craziness? Humans hurting their hands by giving their beloved doggie ear and belly rubs?? Absolutely ludicrous! You deserve more rubs just for having to listen to such nonsense.
    Happy 4th of July!
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  22. We bet rubbing your ears made your mom’s hand feel better.

    Have a nice holiday!

    the brown dawgs
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  23. Great question Snoopy! :) Ear rubs are as therapeutic for the hooman as for the dog – I say bring on the ear rubs!
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  24. I hope the fireworks aint too bad!! You just need lots of ear and belly rubs to help you ignore them!

  25. So very clever Snoops to turn over to the other ear.

    Missy posted :

  26. Snoopy, don’t tell your mum I said this, but she’s crazy. ;)
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  27. Yes, mine ask me similar silly questions! I respond by nudging them gently to show that they should carry on.
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  28. There can never be too many ear rubs or tummy rubs!
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  29. Yes, I saw your bow…than I thought “doesn’t your Mum remember you are a boy?”. Ha, ha. I am on your side and think that belly and ear rubs are good physical therapy for your Mum’s hand :)
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    • Hi Jessica,

      You’d think she’s forgotten, but she hasn’t and says boys can wear bows too!! But then everyone thinks I’m Cosmo’s sister – how humiliating! :)

      Have a fun day

      Snoops :)

  30. Hi hi, Snoopy! Hope you’re doing well, my friend!! :)

    So sorry I have not been by to visit in a while… hope you’re doing well! :)

    Woofs & huggies, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  31. Snoopy, I had to work the night of the Fourth :(. My dogs were safe, though: all in kennels or inside the house with a volunteer to come at 0630 in the morning!
    And can a dog get too many ear/belly rubs? HAHAHA – my hounds don’t think so – they LOVE their ears stroked and massaged.
    Hope you had a GREAT weekend. Looking forward to your Monday Mischief.
    Roberta recently posted..B & W Sunday: Look Jane! See Coda!My Profile

    • Hi Roberta,

      I’m glad your dogs were safe on the 4th, it’s so scary for some of us doggies! Plus around here it’s been going on for about 4 nights now, not as bad as the 4th but I can’t wait for people to get over it!

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

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