Lazy Casey

Lazy Casey

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What to do on a rainy day.

Casey is like a toddler, she needs activities for a rainy day.  I don't want to give her bully sticks all day long, so I went in search of something else that would occupy her time and not cost an arm and a leg.

Went to the local pet store and got this toy, it's called Bentoball Everlasting Treat and for her, it was everlasting.   I had to take it away after an hour, but boy did she enjoy it.  I let her chew on it every day now and one disc has lasted over a week.  I took it out once she hollowed out the middle, but I think it may have been okay for awhile longer, provided we kept an eye on her.  As a rule, you should always supervise your pets when giving them chew treats and toys, last thing you need is them choking, especially when you are not around.

Check out the video - she really gets into it!

Pillow butt

Casey loves to use her butt as a pillow.  Looks uncomfortable to me, but (haha) she seems to like sitting this way!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gimme shelter

It's getting to that that time of year that we all need to think about shelter for pets that spend time outdoors.  Even in sunny California the weather gets quite cold and wet, so it is important that we provide adequate shelter that will keep them warm and dry.

Small dogs and dogs that have very little fat and fur need some extra help.  All the pet stores now carry sweaters and coats that will provide insulation during walks and the times they spend outdoors.  In addition, a dog house, an area with an awning, something to protect them from the rain and cold can be easy to provide.

Take a look at the picture below.  We made this for Casey, it may not be pretty, but it was easy and inexpensive to make and is functional.  The bed has a wood base that keeps it off the ground, that prevents it from getting wet during the rain and being off the ground makes it warmer.  The awning was made with pvc and a piece of tarp stapled to a wood strip on the top.  We have it against the house for additional warmth and shelter from the wind.  We added a piece of plywood to block the wind from the other side, it can be moved or removed depending on the weather.

Look around your garage, you probably have most of what you can use to make life a little better for your special pet.