Oliver had a good day today – very quiet and subdued, but that’s what he’s supposed to do. The doctors do want him moving around a bit so that he can work out some of that edema and fluid build-up and he was feeling pretty spry at certain times of the day. He does love his boiled chicken and rice.
For the record, this is his pill dose – twice a day.
And, also for the record,we can’t decide if he looks like a beached beluga whale or a baby albino hippo. Either way, and all kidding aside, we are seeing the swelling and fluid build up going down – slowly. Follow up appointments with specialists have been scheduled.
Now on to the Toys . . . Dads went on vacation, as we mentioned, and had a brief stop in one of The Buck-White Boys’ favorite places, Seattle! And, even more specifically, Pike Place Market.
Three years ago they passed through Seattle and picked up the greatest dog toy at the Market – it was this rope tied in loops and knots. The guy who was selling it said that it was made from recycled or discarded climbing rope. So, that’s cool. We loved it immediately. Check this thing out:
We have chewed this, tugged it, dragged it around and every foster that came through took their time with it as well. Sure, it’s a little frayed in some places, but it’s holding up REALLY well!
Well, we’ve all talked about that toy for three years and we’ve even sent people also passing through Seattle to pick ’em up. We seriously love this thing. And wanted more.
Guess what! Looks like this has turned into a really good business for these people – they’re called Adventure Day Treats and they also make what sound really yummy, all-natural treats. We think Tucker should try the Breath Nuggets and Barclay ought to have a crack at the Calming Nuggets, don’t you think.
But, of course, the real draw was THE ROPE TOYS! They call ’em the “Monkey-Fist Tug” and they are just as much fun as we remember!
Dads picked up a couple and brought ’em home:
You can tug ’em, you can chew on ’em, you can fling ’em around (gently and if you’re outside). Here’s the thing, though, they are so well made they don’t fall apart. A lot of rope toys come apart once you start chewing on them, or they get so frayed so quickly that they’re not fun and leave shreds all over the house. These “monkey fists” are the real deal and are super, super awesome.
They also make other kinds of pulls and rope toys – different materials and different sizes. There are also these really cool leashes. And treats. Did we mention the treats? And gift baskets. Of treats. We might be hungry . . . . we’re labs and we’re awake, so, yes, we’re hungry.
Definitely go check these out on their website www.adventuredaystreats.com. Looks like you can order them online – they’re worth getting your paws on, especially if you’re a big chewer or tugger. Or, even better, make a trip to Seattle and visit them in Pike Place!