When there is a pack of house dogs combined with lousy weather, "I'm bored" (the dogs, not me!) is always looming in the background.
The rainy weather we've been having (again) means that the trails are extremely muddy/swampish and ice in places. Not good for a sighted dog and certainly not suitable for blind ones.
So, once again, time to come up with something to keep the pack amused indoors. Yes, they do go out in the yard but not for long. Yesterday's post was our backyard and as you could see, lots of ice and water. It now looks like this - still lots of water but now we have mud instead of ice.
Hiker thought she wanted out.
|"I think I might go out for a wander around the yard."
|"I'm not going out there. It's still raining."
Time for some long lasting treats. The type of treat that they only get once or twice a year.
Yes, that's right. Real bones. One for each of them. (I always look for smallish ones at the grocery store and store them in the freezer until there is one for everybody)
To avoid any problems with someone wanting the one that somebody else had, everybody except Hiker and Callie were crated. Callie had hers in "her room" behind the gate. Hiker went upstairs as she always does with something she's not willing to share.
Breeze made lots of soft grumbly sounds while gnawing on her bone. Not real growls and she didn't appear to be agitated. Here she is just before I shut the door of her crate.
When they were all done with stripping the bones, a big load of laundry and fresh crate bedding for everyone.
Now that all the good stuff is gone from the inside and the outside of the bones, they will be shared and gnawed on for months. It does look a bit odd to have seven chunks of bone laying around the living room!