For Christmas I bought a Chase It toy from Planet Blue Dog for the two to share. Talk about minimal effort to exercise your dog. This thing is like crack to them. Especially if you have a cracker insane dog like Loki. These are a few photos from a day after Christmas playing with the toy. Um, Darwin, take note: this is how you're supposed to play with the Chase It!
First we played with Juno, because she's not good at waiting her turn. Don't tell her Physical Torturer. This is not sanctioned exercise for doggies with hip dysplasia!
"Hi Mom. Whatchya got there?"
The torturer,conductor, throws the prey item and playfully pulls it along inviting the doggie to chase it. At the last minute, the torturer, conductor, snatches the prey item up in the air just out of the doggies reach.
The torturerconductor lets the doggie live another day by letting the doggie win so the torturerconductor can enjoy many more days of doggie-crazy-making.
When Juno's been tortured enough by the squirrel on meth, we invite Loki, who's been watching us and giving us the "I'm so tortured" look for not letting him play.
As you can see, Loki tortures himself enough by just looking at the little bugger on the string.
"OH MY DAWG I MUST HAVE IT OR THE WORLD WILL END! LET ME HAVE IT!"
And the games begin.
"Holy crap, I didn't know that thing can fly!"
"I guess bucking my apple bottom won't work."
"This little bugger is getting on my nerves!"
"That's right. I'm bad."
"Who's your daddy now cracker squirrel?"
Unfortunately for cracker doggies like Loki, it can turn into a game of tug.
Be prepared with a tasty morsel to make him give back the toy so you can continue to torture for as long as desired.
"Hmmm...tastey chicken liver or dead squirrel? Is this a trick question?"
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