I hope your 2013 has been pawesome so far. Mine has been amazing. My “mom” asked me to help her with 2 new projects. I get to write for her new blog, The Soulful Pet, and her new FB page for the blog. It will be a blast because I’ll get to talk about food, toys, travel, squirrels, cats, pugs & tons of BOLs. So if you’ve been enjoying my blog, don’t worry – I’m not straying far. Just catch me here: Follow The Soulful Pet by email or on Facebook.
Lookin’ forward to welcoming you to our pack, pooches! ~Rusty~
So the other day, my people put a pile of boxes on the floor & told me they were mine.
Wow! It was like poodle Christmas in June! So I opened them up (with help….’cuz I don’t have thumbs), and picked out my fave things. I especially loved the Jumpin’ Ginger Snaps, the HoloBal, and the Bully Stick ring. Watch me try them out…..
Dawgs, beg your humans to get these boxes. They’ll need to know how much you weigh so you get the right size toys & treats, so ‘fess up. After that, you get a box full of fido surprises every month for however long you want. Your humans will like that the shipping’s free. I love that they donate 10% profit from each box to a local shelter or rescue!
The best part? I didn’t even tell you about my new favorite toy that I pulled out of the last box. More on that later….. Woof, yeah! ~Rusty~
I love its shape ‘cuz it’s easy to grab. Words of warning, though, dawgs: Before you play with a new toy, ask your humans to wash it well for you with soap & water. (Be sure to rinse the soap off well.) As much fun as this toy is, it tasted funny @ 1st. You can see I made a few “ick” faces in the video. It was all better after “Mom” washed it several times with animal-friendly Dawn dish washing liquid. But overall, I agree with Mom: We’re gonna stick with the heavy duty, inert Zogoflex plastic toys made in America (not China like this toy!) by West Paw Design. And you should, too.
Big fido foodie-fun here. “Mom” asked me to test two new feeding stations, and let you know what I thought. So here we go!
The first one is meant to slow little dogs down when they eat. (Seriously, pace yourselves, pups!) If you’re looking for a puzzle toy that will keep you busy for awhile, this isn’t for you, dawgs. But it will make meals last longer. If your nose is bigger than mine, you’ll have trouble getting food out of it. (I don’t mind sayin’ that I weigh 12#. So you judge if you’re too big for this bowl.) Human advantages: It’s easy to take apart, and it’s dishwasher safe. Watch me use the bowl for the 1st time, after Mom loaded it up with chicken. Yum!
Next up is the cat version. I hated this one, pooches. But I tried it for you. Mom made it harder for me by making some of the tubes deeper. Since I don’t use my paws much to get to stuff, I couldn’t reach in far enough with my nose. Not even for chicken! I tried pushing it around & pulling the tubes out with my teeth – no go.
I couldn’t figure it out, but I’m not taking it personally because……………. I’m — not — a — CAT, AM I?!! Grrrr! ~Rusty~
It all started when my humans took me on a road trip to Mendocino, CA. I had a blast taking in the views, smelling the flowers & the ocean. I met amazing animals, including llamas & geese. (Dawgs, I had no idea there were birds bigger than me!) Then I slept in a huge bed by a fireplace & an ocean breeze. Perfect for a princely poodle like myself.
Yeah, I said it. I’m not hatin’ this sweet life one bit. ~Rusty~