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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Cooler weather has finally come to Alabama. October and April are our nicest months, so if you decide to visit The Howling Hooligan, be sure to plan with this in mind. Otherwise, the main things you’ll remember from your trip are mosquitoes, yellow flies, sweat, rain, mosquitoes, yellow flies, sweat, rain – well, we’re sure you get the point. Why do we choose to stay here, you might ask? Because we’re Hooligans. We nevah surrender!

ANYWAY. Due to the fact that Mom and Dad don’t do much in the way of outdoor activity for much of the year due to heat and bugs and rain and being lazy (oops! Did I just say that out loud?!), we have some fun games that we can play indoors. This makes our hoomans feel like they are important in our busy hooligan lives. Which, of course they are. At least twice a day.

MY favorite indoor game is “find it”. It’s fun to do inside when triple digit heat is visiting or when a hurricane is blowing our way. Or when a snow storm is howling around the eaves of your house. All ya gotta do is get your dog’s favorite toy, say a ball? and rub it all over with a smelly treat. Give your dog the treat and say “Take sausage ball” or “take pizza ball” or whatever the treat is, and let him chomp down on it. Then take the toy in one hand and hide it behind your back. Tell your dog to “find sausage!” He’ll do it! To make this game funner, you can use different treats and teach your pup the name of each treat. Change up the toys too! This way, you are also increasing his vocabulary. Eventually you can hide the treat or toy under sofa cushions or in boxes or under beds and cool stuff like that.

One day, you might even rub pizza all over DAD and after Dad goes to hide, you say, “Find Pizza Dad!”  Wanna guess how fast Dad will get clobbered?



Lori G said...

We play "find it" now but, never thought of rubbing a treat on the toy. Yummmy Fun!!!
Thanks Duke!!!

Ms. A said...

There are a couple of places we eat, where rubbing the food on someone isn't necessary. You smell like it, whether you want to, or not. One is Whataburger and the other is Mexican food. Our dogs always paid special attention to us, after we had been there!

Ms. A said...

OMG! I had to mention the word verification was humpr. It struck me funny!

Maggie and Mitch said...

This sounds like a fun game, DD! We like the idea of rubbing pizza all over dad! haha

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thuglets said...

Now the idea of the pizza rubbing sound real fun! LOL

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