Strong winds!

Along with the rest of the UK we experienced very strong winds a few nights ago; next day there were plenty of slate roof tiles and drainpipes that had been blown from houses.

None of this bothered the pups. We walked Zoey late at night just before bed, as usual, and the wind was incredible. Still she forged ahead, not in the least bit concerned, whilst tarpaulin blew into her (I kid you not!) and branches attacked her face πŸ™‚

Since then we have had to abandon our usual dog walks as every path has been completely obstructed by fallen trees! We can’t walk the lower route of Warton Crag or Hyning Scout wood due to fallen trees – hopefully they will be cleared soon! For the moment both dogs are having to settle for boring walks across the farmers’ feilds which only takes about 30 – 40 minutes total…as a result both dogs are bouncing off the walls a little!!

Zoey also rediscovered an old Nylabone toy (I think we bought it for Kasper the Christmas before last, but he was never interested in it) and she has fallen madly in love with it! She has been chewing it non stop for the past few days and it’s already starting to show plenty of wear πŸ™‚

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Zoey with the unused Nylabone

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Chewing it on her daddy’s lap a few days later…hmm, leaving a lovely slobbery patch!! πŸ˜‰

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2 thoughts on “Strong winds!

  1. So sorry to hear of your nasty weather. That can’t be a plus for the pups. (or anyone…)

    So you use Nylabones? Trying to find something to occupy my new guy. He has rejected Rawhide chews and pig ears…

    • Wow I’ve never heard of a dog that didn’t like pigs’ ears! πŸ™‚

      Nylabones tend to be either a real hit with a dog or they won’t be interested at all…Kasper hardly ever bothers with them, but Zoey adores them and will chew them for hours. They tend to be kinda expensive, but they’re really worth it if your dog enjoys them as they do last for quite a while.

      I’d also recommend a Kong if you haven’t got one already? You can put peanut butter, soft cheese, wet dog food etc etc in them and the dog has to work to get it out – keeps them busy for a while πŸ˜‰ You can freeze the stuffed Kong to make it harder (and last longer!) too πŸ™‚

      Oh, finally, both our dogs love antlers (we use Stagbar antlers) so they might be worth a try too! πŸ™‚

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