Monday, September 1, 2014

Tug-a-Jug

It's been unbearably hot lately. Our highs have been in the mid 90's. Even worse, the humidity has been around 80% -- until the afternoon rains come, then it's 100%. ugh. This sucks all the energy right out of me. I can't seem to find the drive to do anything more than sweat -- no walks, no hikes, no chasing the dogs around the yard. Unfortunately this leaves Jedi with energy to spare. And a bored, restless dog is a big pain in the tookus. I've been looking for ways to entertain the dog inside that don't require a lot of energy on my part.

A friend gave me the Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy from PetSafe. It's a hard plastic bottle with a rubber chewy thing on the end and a rope coming out the top. The bottom screws off so you can put food inside. There are holes in the bottom allowing the dog to smell the goodies inside. The rope has knots on both ends and the dog is suppose to tug on the rope to get the food out (though we've discovered shaking it does a better job). The advertising describes the Tug-A-Jug as an "Interactive dog toy [that] provides multi-sensory appeal to keep your pet engaged." Jedi disagrees. He was bored with it in about five minutes. Roxy wasn't interested at all.

This toy is a bust in our house. The Kong Wobbler is still king of the food toys around here. What works for you? -- K


Luckily, it's Mischief Monday. Maybe we can find a few ideas to wear Jedi out. Why don't you hop around and see for yourself.