Friday, May 21, 2010

Choices

Given the choice between a Nylabone, a real deer antler, and a sterilized bone, Noelle chose to chew on the plastic cup.  You'll notice that wasn't in her original list of choices - but that is probably what makes it so much fun to chew on. 


I believe this is Noelle practicing her best "who me?" look.  She may be suggesting that she has really been busy chewing the deer antler under her front leg, and the cup just happened to end up right there in front of her somehow.  

Rotating toys is one good way to keep each toy "new" and your dog interested in playing with it.  We do a lot of rotating toys around here, although I'm not sure how much it helps.  In the short 3 minutes that I've been working on this post, I've been interrupted twice three times in order to take away my cell phone, a shoe, and now the TV remote, from Ziggy.  You would think I would have this house puppy proofed by now, but at the rate Ziggy is growing, it's getting harder to find safe places to keep things!

15 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

Perhaps it was the Crunch Factor with the cup. I LOVE my deer antlers. Dad almost always gets new ones for me in November.

havetailwillwag said...

aww... noelle's' so cute. love her ears. we don't get deer antlers in malaysia.. i'm not even sure we have deer here? big ones with antlers? i don't think so but i'm sure molly tony and spike would love to try them someday.

Leila said...

Quizz has a love affair with plastic bottles and the caps. He doesn't ingest it at all. He just chews them flat and leaves them for me to step on in the middle of the night. Flat plastic bottle hurt. I think the plastic as a give that they like.

But whose to know the mystery of the canine mind? I certainly don't.

Leila

3 doxies said...

I am gathering from this post that we are not suppose to chew on cups, shoes, cell phones, remotes, and da like. Why would I want to chew on my things...duh?
At da rate Ziggy is growing it will be harder to place him in a home too...welcome home Ziggy...hehehe!
Puddles

Rebecca said...

It's always more fun to chew on things we aren't supposed to - my favorite it kitten toys.
Daisy Mae

3 doxies said...

Hey Dog Foster Lady...my mum was ttrying to email you but can't find how to contact you...oh well, herr wanted to tell you NOT to hld her acountable fur anything I say on your blog...hehehe! Oh and her has a fascination wit those horse doggiess and her wants you to post some more bou Remi..ok, ok.
Puddles

the booker man said...

ooo, ooo! i love plastic cups 'n thingies, too!! what's so wrong with chewin' on a plastic cup?!
*woof*
the booker man

JackDaddy said...

3 remotes....
and he still would rather eat my shoes instead of his toys!

Two Pitties in the City said...

The toy rotation is such a good idea, that we often forget. We keep the dogs' toys in a big bin that Miss M. can grab with ease, but more Mr. B and his stubby arms can't reach. I guess the toys are getting rotated by Miss M.

Sue said...

Lucy used to like to prop her toys against the chair leg and chew on the leg. She always looked so innocent as she did it.

When Tsar was a pup he ate three remotes in two days. You'd think we were really slow learners, but he was very creative about finding things to chew.

Lorenza said...

My mom tries to do that "rotating" thing with my toys but I always go looking for my old ball!
Sounds like Ziggy always finds something interesting to play with!
Have a great day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kari in WeHo said...

we try rotating, but the pups have their favorites :)

SwSmartie said...

you could trick them by pretending the toys are your remote.. i'm not sure how that'll work out though.

mayziegal said...

Hi DFM! My mom and dad went outta town (WITHOUT ME!) this weekend so's I didn't get to come by and see you on Friday. I think Noelle has been falsely accused of chewing on the cup. She prolly saved that cup from Ziggy and was getting ready to puts it back in the cabinet. Poor Noelle. It's prolly hard to be her sometimes.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Teal'c said...

OMG - she is so cute! And the look already works! :)

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