Monday, September 30, 2013
The boys have always loved to chew. When they were pups they were crazy about pig ears. Pig ears definitely aren't my favorite chew treat. They are greasy and become choking hazards very quickly. And in their youth Benjamin and Henry could eat an entire pig ear in under 30 minutes. Because of all these cons, we gradually weened the boys off of pig ears.
It has been about 5 years since the pugs last had a pig ear and the time that has passed must have lessened my dislike of pig ears. The other day I was in a pet store and saw a big pile of pig ears and out of nostalgia I bought Benjamin, Henry and Luna each one to see if they would still love them.
Benjamin, Henry & Luna were super happy when I came home with the pig ears, but boy have times changed. Instead of devouring their ears in less than an hour, the pig ears are still very much intact days later. Benny has been giving his pig ear a good chew a little bit each night. Henry is a little distraught over not being able to finish his chewie in one session. When he is done chewing, he paces around the house trying to find a place to bury what is left of his pig ear. Luna has been working hard chewing her pig ear off and on, but at the rate she is going, I think her pig ear will last for years!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Benny has always been prone to throw a tantrum when he can smell that there are treats nearby and that he is not getting them. But, on Saturday morning he threw quite the tantrum over a bag of treats that always sit on the counter. The treats are biljacs and we use them to give the pugs pills. We also use them as a reward after Luna gets her inhaler.
On Saturday morning we gave Luna her inhaler and then gave all the pugs a reward for Luna doing such a great job. 3 biljacs per pug to be exact. After the pugs got their treats we zipped the bag backup up and put them on the counter. Well, Benny wanted more treats and this is the little show he put on to get more.
Monday, September 2, 2013
A huge thank you to Ann for sending Benjamin, Henry and Luna special chewies. Ann's pugs Julia, Flynn, Beetle and Pippin love himalayan dog chew and wanted to share their favorite chew with Benjamin, Henry and Luna.
Julia, Flynn, Beetle and Pippin also shared a special tip with us to get the most out of these yummy chews. When the himalayan chews get too small, what we refer to as choking hazards, they have their mom stick the chews in the microwave for a minute and then you have pug cheetos! We will definitely have to try that.
Thanks Ann, Julia, Flynn, Beetle and Pippin. Ann is also a tireless volunteer for Central Florida Pug Rescue. Be sure to pop over to their website and see what CFPR has been up to lately.
Monday, August 5, 2013
You know, for not being able to talk, Benjamin, Henry and Luna can deliver a pretty clear message. They are not so subtly telling me that by their calculations it is chow time.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The other night we gave the pugs a little ice cream treat to help them beat the heat. I took a little video of them slurping up their treat, but I made a crucial mistake. I started with Luna instead of Benny. As you will see in the video, by the time I get around to Ben, he has already licked his bowl clean. It's a wonder that boy doesn't get an ice cream headache.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Don't let the this picture fool you. Luna isn't resting her head funny on the floor, she is actually chewing.
I stopped at the pet store to get treats and chewies for the pugs and I saw some strange looking chews. I inquired about what they were and they told me they were sweet potatoes. So, I figured I would get some for the pugs to try.
So, far they have been a hit with Benjamin, Henry and Luna. They have lasted longer than I thought they would. The only problem is the boys are able to break them into pieces. Pieces that are way to big for them to swallow, which would be exactly what Benjamin and Henry would try to do.
I got each of the pugs their own sweet potato chew and they all ran off to their favorite chewing places to work on them. But, wouldn't you know, that when Luna saw one of the boys break a chunk of theirs off, she swooped in and grabbed the little piece and spent a good hour chewing on a tiny little piece that I would have had to take away from the boys. And when she was done chewing she still had a lot of sweet potato chew left.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Luna wasn't too happy with the esophagus sticks that we got for her, but she gave her stamp of approval for the 3' long "porkie" chew that we brought home the other day. I should have taken picture of the super long stick, but the pugs were so excited I didn't want to make them wait while I grabbed my camera. The "porkie" could easily be broken so I gave each of the pugs their own little piece and saved some for another day. The boys gobbled theirs, but Luna daintily chewed hers for hours on the rug.
The funny thing about the boys, is that after they devour their chewie and Luna still has plenty left, they look at me like, "Ma! Why did Luna get more treats than us!
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