Abby Lab here - normally when I drive around with Mom when she runs errands on cool days I'm pretty quiet and just lay down on my seat (I have a harness system that keeps me from flying forward in case of a sudden stop but it allows me to lay down).
Until Mom stops at Arby's for a French Dip with Cow Jus if Dad is out of town and she doesn't want to cook.
Mom was looking at a newspaper and there was an article about power lines and keeping them free from raptors, and having watched Jurassic Park one too many times, I think she was thinking Velociraptor - not the bird of prey common around here because she then made this sign to go up at work.
But Mom, sort of being a goofball scientist aside - knows that EVERYONE loves Dinosaurs.So imagine my delight when I got a package from the folks at Chewy with a chewy dinosaur in it!Mom orders from them every month, and with my food order always adds treats or a toy.
It's a Nylabone Dental Dinosaur! It comes in brontosaurus, stegosaurus and T-rex (one is chosen randomly). I asked if it came in "Barney" and Mom said the stuffed Barney met with an industrial accident after she watched 20 episodes back to back with the little peeps.
Mom picked this one because it's made for "powerful chewers" and she says I could eat a Humvee in 15 minutes if it had a squeaker.
I love my dino! Mom was a bit surprised as I totally ignore the hard toys and balls in favor of the squeaky, fluffy things I can dismantle. I also only play with the Kong if there is peanut butter in it. But the dinosaur is awesome! I was so busy chewing on it, the photo was blurry and my tail was going a mile a minute. I just thought it was fun, but Mom said this will help clean my teeth, reducing tartar and freshen my breath.
Mom finally took it away from me, to give back later, as she says such toys should be only used while supervised, and then it was time for dinner.
The dino held up well. This large size was recommended for dogs up to 50 pounds. I'm a Lab MIX and am a lot smaller than most labs but I'm still a bit above that limit so Mom just let me play with it a short time, closely supervised, then we put it away. But with 20 minutes of serious, solid chewing it had only the tiniest of scratches on it and none of the pointy bits were broken off. I would certainly recommend it for your medium sized dogs for fun and Mom would recommend it for dental health. They also make a smaller sized dino.
Abby T. Lab here. It's time for the Blogville Picnic and barn dance. I was so looking forward to this.
With help from my Mom, a lot of work goes into the catering so Mom can take photos and help me prep the foodables, so we're so happy this day is finally here and our work can be shared!
Even better, Frankie Furter has joined me to help! Yes, my fella Frankie. He's been on a blog break with his family but he and I talk often on the computer with our Mom's assistance and he so wanted to be here with me today.
We're going to set the goodies out on picnic tables so everyone can help themselves and enjoy the other activities as we are!
There's yummy fresh fruit!
This one is for my Frankie Furter.
Cheese filled Piggie Buns
More pupcakes! (made with safe for doggies - with Carob instead of chocolate.)
Tuna and cheese mouse nibbles!
Hot Dog Corn muffins. Peeps love these too, they taste like corndogs.
Mini Weiner Dogs
Toilet Water Cocktails and a HUGE selection of other drinks at the Margarita truck run by my friend: