February 10, 2005

The Kong

There's this very popular dog toy called the Kong. It's this hard rubber toy that you stick a treat into and it's supposed to occupy the dog for hours while he or she tries to get the food out.

It's never worked for Scout. She gives up after about 5 minutes and looks for an easier treat.

Tonight we decided to try it out on Digory. I kid you not when I tell you this dog has been enthusiastically going at it for the past 40 minutes, with no sign of stopping until he gets the whole Milk Bone out. He was originally chewing in the living room and then we heard a bark (him) and Scout was standing there--I think she made a play for it. So we brought Scout into my office with a Greenie and left him out. That worked for the duration of the Greenie, but then Scout wanted out. So we brought Digory into my office and he's been working on the Kong ever since.

I think we have a hit.

Posted by Shelby at February 10, 2005 11:46 PM