Not long ago, I had a snow day and got to stay home and play with the girls all day. When I opened the front door to go on a walk with Barley, I was surprised to see our March Pet Treater box sitting on the front porch.
Barley was not happy that I picked up the box, set it inside the door, and then continued on with our walk. She knows when a package is for her and she was pretty sure that she should be diving in immediately.
When we finally got home, I still made her wait to open the box. We've been a little slack on our self-control training lately, so the Pet Treater box was the perfect excuse to reinforce that.
|Holding still is a challenge for Rye.|
The first package of treats were Dingo Market Cuts--the girls were very interested in these, but I'm pretty picky about what types of treats they get and these are chicken treats, which I avoid giving them, so they've been added to the pile of things I need to drop off at the shelter next time I take donations up there.
We also got Exclusively Dog Mini Grahams. These are definitely meant to just be treats--there's nothing with nutritional value in these, but in small doses, I'm fine with letting the girls have them. These smell just like real graham crackers, which are one of my favorite snacks.
|Rye is not really repulsed by these--she just can't handle being that close to something and not eating it.|
The first human object was still dog-related: a Nature's Miracle bag dispenser with flashlight. This is coming to my parents' house with us next time we visit. At home, we don't walk at night, but we often walk after dark with the entire family and it never fails that we have a walk where nobody remembered to bring their phone and we're hunting for poop in the dark.
The non-dog item for humans was Ear Bags bandless ear warmers. These are super cute little sweaters for your ears. At first, I wasn't sure I was smart enough to figure out how to use them, but sort of like a snap bracelet, you flip the one direction, slide them over your ears and then flip them the other direction to keep them on. I was super excited about these because when my ears get cold I get bad ear aches--and I have trouble keep track of my hats and fleece bands, so having an extra option for keeping my ears warm is always a plus.
|Ignore the post-walk dog hair.|
|Barley had an easier time smiling in the wind than I did.|