Pressies? Really?

Happy dogs on thursday!   It’s been very busy here in the Woods, what with Dadaw being appointed Chief again Tuesday night, and Mama helping plan some big party we can’t attend this weekend, but last weekend, they did take a few minutes to think of us.

March 2011 001

PetCo is the newest pet store in town, and Mama’s wild for it because it’s convenient to some office she goes to a lot.  Whatever…  the important thing is, the goodies come home.

Problem is, as you can see… not all that stuff counts as pressies.  Yeah, we got new harnesses, but Mama’s saving those for her blog post, and Fruitables always rock and are Sissy-safe (meaning no corn, no animal products), but…

The Pup-RRR-Mints are yummy.  Sissy particularly enjoys them.  I – Gretchen Greer – find them a little big and chewy.  However, Dadaw says they were purchased for Sis and her “stinky breath”.  I don’t have that problem, so one of these little chews daily is more than adequate.

It’s the rest of the display that concerns me.  Those chews on the far right are for my next ride, Mama says…  I sure hope they help, but we’ll come back to that.  The other two things are dental-related.  It’s not fair; Sissy has bad breath and I’m going to have to have my teeth rubbed too.  Ick.

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Last, but certainly not least, is my new, smelly collar.  Isn’t it pretty?!  It’s the Good to Go calming collar by Calming Collars.   The nice lady there patiently emailed back and forth with Mama and designed this little wonder just for me.  I really do like it.  Mama was worried the normal 2-channel width would be too bulky for my little neck, so the nice lady did a slightly narrower 2-channel version so I could still have lots and lots of the smelly stuff to help me.  Jury’s still out, but we’ll report back after the next ride.

Thanks too for all the suggestions on what might help me ride better.  Do you brush your doggies’ teeth too?


13 Responses to “Pressies? Really?”

  1. Cory Says:

    Gretchen, you look lovely in your new smelly collar!!! I have been wearing mt smelly Stay Calm collar since my knew surgery!!! Hope yours helps with your rides!!!

  2. The OP Pack Says:

    You new collar is beautiful, Gretchen. We will be very interested in whether you find it to be helpful for you. Nice treats for all too. We have Petco and Petsmart here. Mom was happy to see that Petco is carrying Merrick products because at least for right now that is one food Phantom is willing to eat, WHEN he is willing to eat:)

    Hope your next ride goes well for you too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  4. Road Dogs Says:

    Wow, you totally scored! Look at all that stuff! Most of us are pretty good at cleaning our teeth with marrow bones and sticks and pine cones and stuff. ONE of us (not naming names) is NOT good and Mom tries to brush his teeth on occasion. We’re pretty sure she’ll be heading to the store to try some of these things! Thanks!
    We really sorry to hear that you don’t like car rides ’cause that’s one of our favorite things! Wish we could help you out, but we were born to ride! We’re guessing you’ve probably tried Bach Flower Remedies, right? Hopefully, your new smelly collar will do the trick!

    The Road Dogs

  5. gMarie Says:

    well I hope that’s a good smelly collar and not a stinky one. It just is pretty. I do hope it helps. And honestly – having your teeth wiped won’t be bad at all – it’ll just make you that much more attractive to Fudge! g

  6. Mary Says:

    And its PANK!!! Of course! Lovely, Ms. G. I think I need those for some people I work with…let me know if it makes you sleep. OTH, some folks I know do that without a fancy collar. Hem.

    If our Jake ever goes camping with us again (another hem), we may have to consider getting one of these, but only if it works for you. Keep us informed.

  7. KnittingItOut Says:

    Nice haul, girls! You lucked out…I do love shopping for Miss Gracie and her feline entourage.

  8. scrabblequeen Says:

    Humph! We’ve a PetCo nearby forever, but Momma doesn’t bring us home BIG bags of treats! Would you believe she buys little bitty ones instead? Love your Pink collar smeelly thingy…lol at the Diva have stinky breath….as for teeth, the vet is always amzed at the ancient Misty’s teeth and what good shape they’re in…no brushing needed. I, Sasha, chew bones and stuff a lot, so I’m good to go too. Mom DID try that brushing things once… heh…once…

    Woofs. Sahsa and Misty

  9. Nichole Says:

    Look at all those goodies there girls! Can’t wait to hear how the collar and treats work!

  10. Sue Says:

    Wow, your Mom did good! We don’t have a Petco, but our Mom buys us stuff online.

    Fudge likes getting his teeth brushed. The toothpaste tatses good, and then there’s a treat when he’s done.

  11. Dianne Says:

    Nice pressies! We wish there was a Petco here so momma would buy us stuff like that. Love the new collar, too. Hope it helps!

  12. Terrie Says:

    Wow! You got a lot oaf great things. Your new smelly collar is very pretty; I really hope it helps with car rides!

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