Does this toy look familiar? We last featured it in this post, but last weekend it became more than a toy...
We mentioned that we recently had a new fence installed, and we're still loving the freedom it gives us to run wild in our backyard. (Also, we've already had a Doggie Pool Day back there! More on that later.) But, there's a section of the fence that wasn't built quite flush with our house and that left a small opening to access the rest of the wide-open world. We immediately noticed the gap - it's small, but that's all relative to a curious Boston Terrier. So, we blocked off the gap (maybe a little over-excessively) until the fence could be properly extended.
The barrier worked fine and everyone was happy...until the barrier was moved. Mike and I were standing just outside of the fence when, suddenly, we saw two familiar figures scurry past our feet. Initially, we dismissed the little figures as plump squirrels with big ears and short tails. Just kidding, my dog mama instincts went into overdrive and there was chaos!
We weren't too concerned about how far sweet, stocky little Gill would get, but Pierogi has Olympic sprinter legs and the thought of where those legs could take him is heartbreaking. So, we stayed as calm as we could and started to slowly creep towards their direction. Meanwhile, in the same millisecond of their spontaneous adventure, they were casually grazing the neighbor's grass - happy as ever. Then suddenly, we were spotted and Pierogi and Gilly transformed from happy cows to timid deer and bolted even further away!
I don't know where I got the idea from. I don't remember reading about it in an article or hearing about it from a friend, but suddenly I bolted back to the house for a squeaky toy. I dove into the toy bucket and started squeezing then throwing toys behind my back - like a cartoon; I only wanted the squeakiest toy we had. And then I found it - the blue, bouncy gem! I opened our front door, stood only halfway through and squeaked that toy with all the enthusiasm I could. It piqued the attention of the dogs/cows/deer and they came running after the toy - ending the most un-fun game of tag ever.
Has your dog ever gone exploring? What did you do?
Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...