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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Puppy Explorer Conquers Flower

This week’s selection for Tickle Paw Tuesday is a video that captures a keeshond puppy investigating and overcoming a newly perceived threat – a dandelion. These silly moments our dogs experience are very important lessons that help to promote confidence as they explore and learn about the world around them. This method of paws-on learning teaches them the consequences of their actions. The pup in this video doesn’t seem to mind the flavor of that fuzzy foe, but another puppy might just learn that the flower not only tastes bad, but it sticks on your nose!!! The horror!

One summer we took the boys to Texas for a vacation. Just prior to heading back to Illinois, we stopped by a friend’s house for a visit. The dogs were taken off their leashes and allowed to play untethered on the 200-acre property. They didn’t know what to do with themselves or their new found freedom.  We were surprised when they opted to stay at our sides. However, Frosty couldn’t contain himself when he saw something running in the distance.

Our Frosty didn’t understand why his two brothers went running in the opposite direction when they saw the unknown beast. Frosty decided he must be the brave one and followed the trail of the stranger. He yelped in surprise when he found himself sprayed by the “beastly” skunk who wasn’t fond of being chased by a dog. A bath in a pond did not help his smelly situation, and his brothers did not look fondly at him during the 18 hour drive back home. I don’t know why Tristan and Grandbury didn’t follow suit and chase after Frosty. Perhaps they had a previous experience with a skunk, or maybe they had a healthier relationship with fearing the unknown.

Yes, sometimes a pup, even one outside the “puppy stage” must learn the consequences of his actions. Keep them safe as they learn, and remember that some experiences are best left unknown.

Happy Tuesday!

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Customer Product Question: Cozy to Go! for Beer Glass

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There are many variations of beer glasses on the market, so we don’t happen to know if our Cozy to Go! wraps fit all of them. The size of our Cozy to Go! cup wraps are approximately 3” tall x 4.5” wide (folded) 9” circumference (top opening, measured from the inside). A little variance may occur due the items being handmade.

We love our customers and appreciate the question. We hadn’t thought of using the Cozy to Go! wraps on a beer glass, but just like we say, “Hot or cold, we’ve got you covered!”

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Make Me the Man My Dog Thinks I Am

This week’s Tickle Paw Tuesday post features the beautiful ode, “Make Me the Man My Dog Thinks I Am” by award-winning songwriter Jimmy Scott. Dogs do think their humans are super, as the song states,  “I don’t know what he sees when he looks up at me, but he must think my name’s Superman.” This sweet song and accompanying shots of lovely dogs will certainly have you humming a happy tune.

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.”  ~Author Unknown

Happy Tuesday!

 

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Tickle Paw Tuesday: Attention Seeking Cats

Winni, a cat, seeks attention.

This week’s installment of Tickle Paw Tuesday is from theoatmeal.com and highlights the hilarious attempts cats make at capturing out attention away from all those human activities we invest time in, especially the internet. Don’t let your cat turn to destruction, go give him some loving! June 4th is Hug Your Cat Day!

Winni is doing her floor show that consists of purring and stretching and flipping all around on her back. It will get your attention.

Happy Tuesday!