Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rainy days and easy cheese

Amber...I'm waiting for my man, I mean Kong....
Yesterday was one of those long rainy days with a houseful of bored pit bulls. We are all about the crate training, but these guys need that extra boost. Usually, the girls are the ones not too interested in the sodden outdoors, but nobody wants to go outside.

I got a little bit lucky with Peanut who scampered around the deck a minute, but the rest of them just wanted back inside. It was time to get creative.

Amber's ice cream Kong
I keep a back log of stuffed Kongs in the freezer, but you certainly don't want to feed these guys 24/7. Amber is already getting some love handles, but I just can't help it with her. She is so easy to spoil. Life's too short to not be able to spoil Amber. She waits for her Kong just like Lou Reed is waiting on his man. Oh, boy!

Reunion Rescue has a Kong training doc along with about a million recipes for stuffing the Kong. Here's Amber with her Kong cream cone...instead of ice cream, she is getting organic ground beef blend stuffed with a couple of cookies and topped with cream cheese.
Nolan doing some serious Kong time

Nolan is still not completely Kong trained, so he's getting his breakfast, lunch and snack time through the Kong. He gets beef or chicken blend with some tasty raw dog food roll and topped with a squirt of Easy Cheese or cream cheese. Yum! Fattening up Nolan is getting easier by the moment. These stuffed Kongs are Reunion's way of funning up the old Satin Balls routine.

Peanut licking his lips

Peanut was a hard sell. He's still having a few tummy issues due to his abusive past. Like some people, Peanut is sensitive and gets an upset tummy.  For the longest time, we had to feed Peanut kibble and yogurt with Slippery Elm. He had a very hard time keeping it down, but recently has made to leap to raw!

It was a great day when Peanut decided he could join the others eating a good organic raw food diet. He gets lots of chicken or beef blend filled Kongs with a squirt of Easy Cheese or cream cheese to top it off. He keeps us on our toes to make sure his Kong looks like neighbor Amber's.

Nolan and Peanut are still served Kong room temp since they are not at the Kong training level of hard core girls BeBe and Amber who like to chew and knaw on a frozen Kong.

Today is a bit sunnier and the guys will have more grass and yard time to romp and exercise, but on a rainy day, the Kong is a dog's and his rescuers best friend.

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