Recently something spooked Dixie – she heard a noise outside. Not sure why it spooked her but dogs can sense things we can’t. So I thought Dixie should have a gift of a new toy. She needs a tough toy with her strong jaw that can easily tear apart thin rubber toys. She also likes toys with a chicken flavor – so I found one. But did not notice that it was a rawhide bone! Maybe I won’t do that again! Everything started well with her gladly accepting her gift from me and then taking it to her bed! Her territory! Look how happy she is with her new toy!!
Then she started ripping off the chicken strips and eating them. But that is okay, they are meant to be eaten. She is quite possessive with always having a paw on her toy or close enough to grab it! Even when taking a little play break.
But then slowly the toy unraveled and was torn into two sections. Luckily she was taking her time and eating slowly since now I am worried she might choke or get an upset stomach! And there is no getting that toy away from her!
We tried to bribe her with an existing toy that she loves. So now she has a paw on each toy! What to do next! That strategy did not work.
After some time we were able to tempt her with a bone to go outside. Though it was tough as you could literally see her deciding what to do. Once outside I got rid of the remaining rawhide. Of course when she came inside she looked all over for it!!
But Dixie had a great day of playing with her new toy and once it was gone… well hubby became her next toy! Since Dixie needs to be entertained. But she is a happy dog and we love spending time with her!