I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Stimulating Stumpy #4 or Stumpy vs. the Wobbler

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Stumpy's Wobbler arrived.


She's just nuts over this thing!


I feed her a couple times a week with it and she gets treats in it on the days we don't get outside as much.

She liked it so much she got Kuzzin Fenway a Wobbler for Christmas. Unfortunately, she did not allow Kuzzin Fenway to play with it while we were there. Even more unfortunate is the fact that I didn't take any pictures of the two of them rumbling over it.

20 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Our imaginations have filled in the pikhs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jan said...

The choice of music was great!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, that was so fun - we loved watching her get it spinning. Mom thinks Ciara would love one of those, but she and TD would probably fight over the kibble. Phantom would have no interest at all. It didn't take Stumpy long to figure out how to make it work:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kristine said...

That's too cute! We haven't tried the Wobbler yet because it looks identical to the Nina Otosson Pyramid, which we already have. Shiva loves it but it is so loud on our floors that I don't pull it out very often. It's great that it is so durable, unlike all of our other toys, but I can only annoy our patient neighbours so much.

I love watching Stumpy. I would watch him sleep for hours.

Elyse and Riley said...

Looks like Stumpy had as good of a time with her Wobbler as Riley has with hers! I'm glad she's enjoying it so much.

Elyse (and Riley)

24 Paws of Love said...

That looks like fun! Stumpy looked like she was having a blast. We have a cube like thing, same idea, knock it around to get food out. Better to only do with one dog at a time. :)

Barbara said...

I have to laugh, because I bought one for Minnie to keep her occupied while I'm gone. She won't touch it. Trixie loves it, but it scares the dickens out of Minnie.

Sandra said...

The question I need to ask is, are you stimulated yet? I would be climbing the walls! I will say it looks very cute, in Arizona. : )

Dog Foster Mom said...

So much fun to watch! I love watching Ziggy eat (he gets his food in the Wobbler several times a week - we alternate with the Tug-A-Jug and the Buster Cube toys) because he has such a good time working for his food. Works better for me too! :-)

K-9 Katastrophe said...

How fun!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Khyra, Don't let your imagination run too wild. they are kuzzins, after all!

Thanks, Jan! I liked it, too!

OP Pack, Stumpy's pretty quick when it comes to figuring things out! Especially when it has to do with food.

Kristine, I'll trade the wobbler for your back yard (in the summer)

Elyse and Riley, I think, if it has to do with food or running around like a maniac, heelers like it!

24 Paws, agreed. It might be tough to have 6 dogs and 1 wobbler.

Barbara, that's too funny! I want video!

Sandra, having Stumpy anywhere (almost) but in my face is a VERY good thing!

Dog Foster Mom, The Tug a jug is on our list. I'm wondering how durable it is. Stumpy loves to chew rope toys!

K9K, I have almost as much fun watching her as she does playing with it!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Stumpy is "just nuts over it"?
Excuse me, the vote in this household is that Stumpy is just nuts, period. And we sure wish she'd come over and play sometime. After all, we could all be kuzzins, right?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Now that looks like a gumball machine.. hehe


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

mayziegal said...

Yay! I'm so glad Stumpy likes it! (I missed the postie where you got it cuz we were on our Christmas travels.) She can really get that thing spinning, can't she? I have one too but I think it's a little skeery the way it moves around all unpredictable-like. But I'm sure glad that stumpy gets a kick out of it!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Lorenza said...

Stumpy!
You really like it!
I loved the video!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sam said...

Looks like a lot of fun - on my "to be purchased" list for Marge, for sure. She eats meals out of treat dispensers at least a couple of times a week, so variety is nice :)

tula said...

of course woo don't share- come on! not the wobbler!! that thing is totally cool- must get one. NOW! TODAY!

funballs Stumpy!


tm

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We used to have something similar to the wobbler, but we also have a doggie door. Which means we hauled the food-loaded device outside, then hauled the mouse-loaded device inside. Mama dumped those things in a hurry. Sure hope your pipes have thawed. Having to use bottled water for everything is a major pain.

Have a wonderful trip!

Jed & Abby

Roo said...

That does look like a lot of fun! How many treats fit in that thing? Go Stumpy Go! :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Brenda, You're absolutely right! NUTTIER would be more correct!

Heelers, Stumpy with gum. What a visual. I see it stuck to everything, everywhere!

Mayzie, food makes Stumpy VERY brave!

Lorenza, she is literally CRAZY (yes, CRAZY in capital letters) for her Wobbler!

Marge! Stumpy highly recommmends the Wobbler!

Tula, yes, send one of the FADs out to get you one, right now, TODAY!

Oh Jed and Abby! No, Stumpy won't be taking this outside. I had thought of letting her, though, so I appreciate you sharing that! Stumpy wouldn't be one to leave it with food still in it either, though. Yeah, I am pretty sick of the no water thing!

Roo, Stumpy eats about 3/4's of a cup of kibble twice a day. There's plenty of room for her meal. I'll take a picture of the cavity for you!