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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Snow Games

Chocolate Snow Labrador
The Lab Brats are full of energy this morning. It may be the freshly fallen snow or the fact that we can't even remember the last time we were able to get to the dog park (they don't snow plow well enough for a Saturn to get to it). What to do to get rid of all that Labrador energy?

Find it! Well, a version of our very popular "Find It! Game" with a twist. Instead of hiding the food around the house, I threw a handful of their dog kibble out into the fresh powder of snow. Talk about being in heaven! Both dogs took a head-dive into the snow and started to use their hunting (smell) skills and digging to find the kibble spread throughout the yard before the other could find it. With hearts pounding and noses smelling every area of the yard, they used their innate Lab skills to find every last morsel.

Did it work? Most definitely! Both dogs came into the house breathing heavy and after getting a small bit of water, they crashed on the floor out of breath. Score one for the Lab mommy!

(Please note: When throwing kibble into the snow, make sure that it is on soft snow that is far away from any ice melter or salt that may have been spread out to prevent ice. Consumption of such ice melters can be poisonous to dogs if ingested.)



Blogger Kate said...

Great idea! I'm going to try this with Diesel tonight (we've got a full day of falling snow ahead of us)!

February 26, 2008 8:05 AM  
Blogger Thoughts said...

What a fabulous idea! It lets them run around and burn off some steam while letting them play a fun game and use their natural abilities!

JL Smith

February 29, 2008 8:37 AM  

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