Sunday, December 28, 2014

Brown and White Sunday

This is Phod the week before Christmas. It rained here on the 24th and the 25th and it made the front yard a mess. Most of the snow is gone but little pockets of frozen ice/snow.

We have company dogs until tomorrow. They will have been here a week. While 4 can be a bit of a challenge, all 4 get along super well, so that is great. It just seems one of the girls  is always demanding something. We have a puppy rating system. Zaphod is always number 1, followed closely behind by Barley. The girls switch positions 3 and 4 depending on the moment. 

I mentioned that Phod can be picky with treats and Andrea asked what does he like. He seems to really dislike fruit and vegetables.  He seems to like meat based or all meat treats. We had a package of Wingalings from our November BowserBox and he loved those. He also likes plain old ordinary milk bones (not the healthiest choice, but sometimes you need a little food motivation). He does not like rawhide. He is hit and miss on peanut butter. He has been enjoying his kongs these past few nights but that may be because everyone has a kong. There are very few treats that he likes that he gets that excited about. However, he is compliant enough that he will work for even less preferred treats. (He is the exact opposite of Hailey in this way who loves everything). What he loves the most of everything is fetch. That is his strongest motivation. 


  1. Phod sounds like our Monty - he wants to make sure you give him the absolute best treat and can be stubborn about accepting anything else.

    Monty and Harlow

  2. Abbe is tough like that. She dislikes more than she likes and will turn her nose up at most treats/food that the other Girls will eat. It does make it a challenge. Thank goodness she loves cuddles and "pretty" talk!

  3. Sounds like typical kids some are picky eaters and some eat everything in sight

  4. I'm the pickets eater in the West
    Lily (& Edward)

  5. Hari Om
    That sounds more like action beats eating paws down... this is a dog who likes a purpose in life!!! YAM xx

  6. We are not picky! We like almost anything, except Hazel can be picky about dental chews!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  7. Picky with treats....we have an eat first, question later policy here. Though sometimes SHE finds stuff that's been rejected on the floor.

  8. I (F.Furter) am a sort of Picky Eater... ERNIE is a glutton though... I think it is better to be called PICKY than... PIGGY... Just sayin.

  9. Looks like tons of snowy fun to me!! I can be picky about food too.....or not.....depending on my mood and what's on the menu!

    Hugs, Sammy

  10. Me and Stanley aren't picky eaters. Stanley will eat anything!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. I appears to have developed the Cavalier habit of eating whatever I can get my teefs in to---including somethingys I shouldn't be eating, oophs!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. He definitely enjoys the snow!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. I can tell that he adores fetch!!!! Sometimes a good game is the best reward of all! (PS: For some reason, our dogs think milkbones are the greatest things ever, even though we normally give them far healthier treats!)

  14. All our snow is gone now too. We had over a foot a couple of weeks ago. Luckily it hasn't been too wet so we have been able to enjoy our time outside.


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