An internet search gave me this idea. PLEASE read the warning at the end of the post!!! Thanks, Monica!
All you need is an empty water bottle, some treats and an old sock
I broke the treats into smaller pieces to fit inside the water bottle.
And slipped the water bottle inside of the sock.
Stumpy had a great time! Watching her was good fun, too!
45 minutes later, she is still totally engaged but beginning to get a little frustrated.
I decided to take the sock of the water bottle. The water bottle was so squashed that the treats weren't being released.
She entertained herself for awhile long, but was still not getting any treats. Well, not any edible treats. It was only a few minutes later that I noticed she was eating the water bottle! I'm not worried about these pieces making their way through Stumpy's digestive tract. But for a large breed dogs that are prone to gastric torsion, or a dog with a more sensitive stomach this could be fatal (yes, I will be checking poops to make sure. Unless of course someone wants to volunteer for that job.
So, I really like that this exercise kept her engaged for so long, but I think I'll try it with a soda bottle, maybe that will be more substantial. Plus, I'll leave ths sock on!
Actually, we have a real honest-to-goodness store bought treat dispenser en route!
Stumpy was fortunate to win a couple of the auction items that were donated to benefit Blueberry
Stumpy won a Kong Wobbler
Thanks to JD and Max for making it possible for us to help Blueberry! Thanks Mayzie (and everyone else) for donating such great prizes!
I guess I've just gotten in the habit of sharing a video, now. This one may be familiar to long time residents of canine blogland. I saw it for the first time yesterday and am working my way around to those who participated to thank them. I've listed their links below the video. Some of the participants are still blogging, some are MIA and some are partying over the Bridge.
It was produced and directed by Pappy in 2006. Pappy hasn't posted since August 2009. Hope all is well with you, Pappy! You're in our thoughts!
The video featured such canine greats and legends as (in order of their appearance)
Onion the Dog,
Cairo who's new baby sister must be taking up all the blogging time!
Tintin Who seems to have blogged while drunk in 2000, and hasn't been seen since, except in this video.
Dave and Zim from The Army of Four Digest
Toby MIA since Thanksgiving
Buster the Fox Terrorist MIA since Valentines Day of this year
Charley and Opy of The Original Gruff Puppy and Gruff Puppy fame. Charley left this world over a year ago, but I know his spirit will be a part of our blogging community, always. Their bean is the founder of Dogs With Blogs
Toby the Little Dude
Ellie, Maggie and Andie from the 3-Dog Cache Ellie crossed over in 2008. The blog hasn't been updated since 4 months after Ellie's passing. We're thinking of you!
Joe Stains and Tanner
The Flea Blog's Simon, who now resides over the Bridge but who's siblings, Tommy and Shelly carry the torch. MIA since July, though!
Brody, no update since Halloween, 2007
In my mind, these are the dogs that opened up Blogland for the rest of us. Thanks for the awesome video and helping to make blogging with dogs what it is, today!
Monica, commented that a similar toy was responsible for a dogs tongue requiring amputation. the following link will take you to that story. Thanks Monica!
Dogs Tongue Amputated