Month: January 2016

Kibble dropping fun

I was sent this pawsome new treat/kibble dispenser to test out.  It is called the Kibble Drop Puzzle Dog Toy, made by Outward Hound and it is pretty cool.  Mom or dad drop treats into the hole and it goes into one of four compartments.  My job is to find out which one the treats fell into.  I start sniffing and then use my nose to lift up the flap and start grabbing those treats.

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I have used different treat dispensers and this one provides me a little bit of a challenge.  Sometimes I am not sure which one has the treats and I end up lifting them all up. Sometimes the flap I lift is empty . Which makes me sad, because I want my treats.  It does keep me occupied though. Which for mom and dad is a good thing. They like that I can keep busy and have a snack at the same time.

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I give this 4 paws up.  It is lots of fun to play with and you get to eat. It may require a little work, but in the end, you get some noms. You can find the product here at Chewy

 

You can watch a video here of me grabbing that yummy goodness!

 

 

******DISCLAIMER*******

I received this product at no cost to me, so that I could test this out and give an honest review. All opinions on this product are mine and mine alone.

 

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WHO AM I?

When I was adopted, the shelter said I was a Lab Retriever/Mix. I looked like a lab when I was a tiny pup, then my ears started to stand  up. They do not stand up all the time, sometimes they bend at the tip or if I am being a naughty pup, they go down flat. Which is totally not all that often! My vet said I might have some shepherd in me. I knew I was a mutt and was okay with that.

The humans decided that for my 3rd birthday, I would have my DNA tested to see what kind of dog I was. The test most people use on their dogs is Wisdom Panel It can test mutts like me and figure out what breeds they are. Humans test their pups for all sorts of reasons. They might want it done for behavioral purposes, training purposes, or just to know. Mine were just curious.

Mom ordered the test from Amazon and Dad was the one that had to swab my mouth. I could not have any food or water for a little while before I was swabbed, so the test results would not get messed up.I was not informed beforehand that food would be withheld!  I could have easily starved. I was given a treat after the swabbing was completed. It kind of made up for the trauma I had to endure. The swabs were then sent off to the company so the lab could test my DNA.

Mom got the email that my results were in and my report was ready. She quickly opened the report and was shocked. She was in total disbelief. I had zero lab and zero shepherd in me. She never once considered any of the breeds that I actually am. What am I, you ask?

Well I am an Akita, English Toy Spaniel, Standard Poodle Mix. Dad likes to call me a Poospanita.

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So, I am quite the mix! They also send this cool thing, that said what the other possible breeds could be.

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Mom was still in shock that I had zero lab in me. She got worried that maybe my results got mixed up with another dogs! She knew that was not the case, but to ease her mind, she emailed the lab and asked them about me. They were kind enough to run a DNA profile of a lab against mine. Well guess what? I had zero common markers with a lab. My red dot was way far away from the dots of the labs DNA. So it was final. I did not have any lab in me, but was a very cool mix of some very cool breeds.

Did you know that Wisdom Panel does a guess the breed each week on Facebook? Yours truly was featured back in August. They guessed all kinds of breeds! Doxies, Lab, Shepherd,  Pit (wtd??) I do not look anything like an American Staffordshire Terrier! A, and so many other breeds. A few people guessed the Akita in me! The winner gets to donate a DNA test to the shelter of their choice. It was lots of fun seeing peoples guesses. They warned the humans I was a tough one. They weren’t kidding!

So there you have it, I am the ultimate mutt and proud of it.

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Furever home

My name is Lily, sometimes I’m called Lily Doodles,

I was born August 10th. I was in two shelters before I was adopted. It sounds bad, but no worries because I was pretty young when I found my hoomans. My Alma mater Wayside Waifs was having a half off adoption even. My hoomans wanted to find a dog and decided to look and see what dogs were available. Mom remembers seeing me online and thought I was pretty adorable. Dad was hoping for a golden retriever. Which I am not. That is another story for another day.

They walked around and saw all the puppies and older dogs that were looking for homes. They saw me and mom was smitten. They actually passed me by!  They wanted to look at all the dogs first. Mom dragged dad back to my kennel and wanted to play with me and see how I was. One of the shelter attendants took me out and let mom and dad play with me. I was quite the roly poly puppy and wiggled out of moms  arms and might have fallen. She was kneeling so I did not get hurt!

Dad asked about how long they can hold a dog while the two talked about making a big change at the house with adding a puppy.  The shelter people said only 2 hours, because of the special event. Mom used her own puppy dog eyes and convinced dad that I was the one for them. They took me away while mom and dad got all the paperwork filled out. When they brought me back to mom and dad, I had a name, a collar, a leash, and most importantly I had a furever home.

It felt like an eternity going to my new house. I got to meet my three cat brothers and my grandma. Mom left and went to the store to buy me my dishes, some treats, and the start of all my toys.

I live a good life. I love my hoomans and I really love my toys.

 

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