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if i'm going to buy something that pricey, i'll
splurge on Frosty Paws. at least those last longer, giving more bang for the buck.

Doggie Crack!!!
I try to always keep some Frosty Paws on hand. I only have two grocery store chains to choose from. Both sometimes have Frosty Paws. So when I start to get low (the dogs don't get it all that often) I have to make sure I'm checking them out in rotation to restock.
~~Judy
I'm wanting some really good suction for vacuuming the furniture and baseboards. I've used my shopvac for that for eons ... buy the farm. I am not happy. I'm really tempted to splurge on the Dyson that is carried at Wallyworld.

I have never had it fail me, and I have a LOT of pet hair here. It is worth every penny.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Moral of the story: DAWGS IS WEIRD.

That's a great story!

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
shelly (Email Removed) said in
if i'm going to buy something that pricey, i'll splurge on Frosty Paws. at least those last longer, giving more bang for the buck.

I'll have to try one of those on Rocky, though he'll probably swallow it whole. I'll be holding you responsible for Rocky's brain freeze, missy!

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I'll have to try one of those on Rocky, though he'll probably swallow it whole. I'll be holding you responsible for Rocky's brain freeze, missy!

i'll gladly refund your purchase price (of the Frosty Paws, not the dog, silly) if you submit photographic proof of said brain freeze.

everso reasonably,

shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net
It was we put the bitter in bittersweet.
Melora Creager
if i'm going to buy something that pricey, i'll splurge on Frosty Paws. at least those last longer, giving more bang for the buck.

I'll have to try one of those on Rocky, though he'll probably swallow it whole. I'll be holding you responsible for Rocky's brain freeze, missy!

Frosty Paws are just too expensive and there were too many weird ingredients for me to feel comfortable giving them to Lucy. Since I make homemade yogurt anyway, I freeze some of that in those small yogurt cups. Cheap, easy and I know that they won't cause any digestive upsets.
In the summer of 04, I was taking care of Sophie, the neighbor's whippety-beagle. It was a hot day and I gave the three pups each a frozen yogurt in the back yard. Pablo settled down and gnawed his down to small chunks - it takes him about 5 minutes to get through a Jungian Frosty Paws. Lucy, dainty girl that she is, licks her down which takes 20 minutes (The last 15 minutes she's watched closely by Sophie and I swear Lucy lingers obscenely over every lick).

But Sophie, true to her beagle (glutton) heritage, crunched hard on hers until it was down to 4 or 5 pieces and swallowed each peice whole - 2 minutes tops. She must've gotten fierce brain freezes because after each big gulp, she would press her forehead to the ground and howl/bay for a couple of seconds. Not that that stopped her from gobbling the next one.
Chris and her smoothies,
Pablo and Lucy
Frosty Paws are just too expensive and there were too many weird ingredients for me to feel comfortable giving them ... some of that in those small yogurt cups. Cheap, easy and I know that they won't cause any digestive upsets.

for dogs like Lucy and Rocky, who need strict dietary control, frozen plain yogurt is definitely the way to go.
next time i buy (or make, as it's easy peasy) yogurt, i'll freeze some for harriet and give that a try. it'd certainly be cheaper than Frosty Paws!

shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net
One can also shout/jubilate with junk and this I did, nailing and gluing it together.
Kurt Schwitters
Why is it when given two identical toys/treats/chewies two dogs always want the one the other dog has? Are they jealous? Worried that they might be getting the short end of the stick? What's the deal with that?

I've got so many examples of this very common behavior. Emotion: smile)

My parents Yorky, named-ever-so-originally, 'Corky', , will stash all his treats in many hidey holes in their house. Also won't eat all the different kinds of kibble/human food. I try.. But as soon as I take Rudy over, he'll eat every thing in, or out of, sight .
So, now, as soon as he hears our car pull onto their street, he'll start running around jamming every bit of treats/kibble/etc into his teeny mouf.

Rudy's fave game is,
"Oh I will make this woobie, (stuffed toy), to be mine and you can have that one."
This has also worked for him learning the names of each toy. He will want to play 'fetch', in his head meaning, "I will have the BESTEST woobie in the land!"
Whichever one he picks up, I chose another one, and tell him, "Oh this is *my* favorite toy." He'll immediately bring his toy to me, drop it, and beg for the one I have.
So I switch, and he's in his glory for about two seconds, until I tell him, again, "Oh, actually, now that I think of it, this is the best." Etc, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum..
This game can be played non-stop for DAYS, if Mom only had the energy.

Also, with the other dogs, whatever I give them, for instance, a large rawihide 'bone', the other two, especially Boo, will gobble theirs down to small enough to NEARLY choke on, (when they get tossed, and yes, I supervise.)
Rudy will carefully move his bone to his bed, and stash it..for however long it takes for both of them to 'finish' their treat.

Then out comes Mr Rudy-Two-Shoes, with a brandy spankin new bone /treat, to the middle of the room, in full view of everyone, and s-s-s-l-l-o-o-w-w-l-l-y-y start on his. Wise old man never has his treats stolen. Emotion: smile)
MaryBeth, human
Rudy, golden retriever
Celidh, (KAY-lee), black lab
Zack, a black mix of who-knows-wut
and the new feline girls,
HannahBean, tortoise shell kittie &
Mrs. Peeps, AKA Piper, Maine Coon kittie
do you give them any store bought bones/chewies? if so, what are some that you have good experiences with?

i give beef femur bones, but only if they have nice, thick walls. some are thin and splinter easily, so i'm careful when i pick them out. even those aren't risk-free, though, as they can cause tooth breakages.

I will have to try one and see what my rascals think of it.
probably the safest chewy are

those Kong-like rubber bones, though i've yet to see a dog who really enjoyed chewing on them.

Maui and Cali have them and after the treats are gone from them, it is of no interest. my sister's dog likes his but he doesn't have many toys (if any) so he is pretty happy with that one.
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