Sadie has been enjoying Shark Week by spending some quality time with her shark bed. She played catch from the comfort of her pink shark. She buried a bone or two beneath the fluffy pink jaws. And of course she had quite a few naps. Clearly she was not happy that the puparazzi interrupted this particular nap time.
Today in celebration of If Pets Had Thumbs Day, Sadie is playing with her trumpet squeaky toy. She already knows she can make beautiful music with her squeaky toys, so Sadie thinks that if she had thumbs she could be a pretty good musician.
This post is part of the Pet Parade blog hop hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Bionic Basil, Love Is Being Owned By a Husky, and M.K. Clinton.
Today Sadie is hanging out with her penguin pals because yesterday we had the biggest snowstorm of the year and no one wants to go outside. We love watching the snowflakes and admiring the peaceful beauty of snow from inside the house. But Sadie agrees that during weather like this we need to make our own fun indoors. So Sadie is spending some time with the penguin stuffed animals, which are part of a rotation of toys I keep in storage so that they seem fun and interesting when I bring them out once in a while.
This holiday season I’ve decided to switch out Sadie’s living room dog bed with a more festive reindeer dog bed. At first Sadie wasn’t sure she liked her new reindeer bed. She didn’t really want to sleep in it or lay in it. But one day as she was looking for a good place to bury a treat, she discovered a much better use for her new dog bed. Between the side bumpers and the bottom cushion of the bed is a little space that is perfect for hiding things! Thankfully Sadie is not the kind of dog that likes to hide other people’s belongings, so aside from her treats, Sadie had only one item in mind for her new hiding spot – her little squeaky soccer balls.
It’s now become a daily game for Sadie and I to play, which I call the reindeer game. When Sadie gets in the mood to play, she squeaks her ball for a while and then runs and places it in her reindeer bed. If I’m not paying attention, she then whines until I come over to do my part. I stuff the ball firmly in the crevice of the reindeer bed and then flip the bed over. Sadie immediately starts digging into the underside of the bed. She knows she has to get her reindeer flipped back over to get the ball out, but sometimes she just enjoys the digging for a bit. Then she head butts the bed until she gets the right leverage to flip it. Once the reindeer is right side up again, Sadie can then dig her ball out and start all over again. Take a look at the videos below to see the reindeer game in action!
Arachnophilia means the love of spiders. Sadie and I absolutely, positively do NOT love spiders. (Sadie barks helpfully while I run around the house trying to catch and release the eight legged home invaders.) But we are both totally in love with Sadie’s Halloween spider toy! I’m not sure how something so icky in real life can be so cute as a stuffed animal! Maybe it’s because the toy only has six legs and real spiders have eight? Whatever the reason, Sadie enjoys playing with this spider almost as much as I love using the spider as a Halloween decoration. Isn’t it great when you can claim that the dog toys lying around the house are actually seasonal decorations?