Well, Boss has been up to lots of blog hops this week- I hope everyone has been thoroughly enjoying all of them thusfar! A big thank you to everyone I've met so far this week- you are all so fantastic. It's great to meet you all!
Today's thoughts are my first FitDog Friday! Boss got her college degree in Human Performance/Exercise Science/Kinesiology and Health, so this is right up her alley, at least for the humans!
|Run, run, run...as FAST as you can!|
|My braided rope tug toy. I love it!|
|I need to keep my mind busy, right?|
- Hiding treats around a room. Well, let's be honest here- Bosses would hide treats around the house, but I am so easily distracted and don't get the whole determination thing yet, so we'd just have old treats hanging around the house. One room is all we can handle right now. My personal favorite is ice cubes!
- Treat-dispensing toys. Bosses have bought me a few different types of treat dispensing things, and they seem to keep me busy. Balls with holes in the center for smaller treats, a big treat dispenser with goodies, or even a fabric "maze" game with the stuffies taken out from the middle and stuffed with ice cubes. I looooove ice cubes.
- Honestly, the kitties and I interact and keep each other...busy. Allie usually stays out of it, since she is a pretty mellow gal, but Thor and I play chase. He is usually the instigator, getting me all excited and then bolting off. He gives me mixed signals, because then he growls at me when I actually get to him, but I like it anyway. ;-)
- Chewing toys. I love to chew everything. It's not over-exaggerating when I mention that, because I have probably chewed on almost everything. Bosses like to take me to the local pet store (again, the outing keeps me busy), and I get to pick out something to chew on whenever I am out of food. I usually pick one of those cow-hoof things, because not only does it take me forever to demolish, it smells SO good. Boss thinks it smells like a horribly bad piece of bacon (she even likes bacon!), but I think it smells glorious. Mmm mmm mmm!
Why did Bosses have to get so innovative? Ha. Let me tell you why! (Boss laughs just remembering the Cabin Fever we had last winter!!!)
|Playing fetch when it was a balmy 20F out last winter.|
Last year, I was a tiny little puppy during what was considered a horrible, never-ending winter up here in Minne"snow"ta. Holy cow, it was brutal. Temperatures were at -40F, and that barely counted the windchill. Sometimes, we had windchill/temp readings up to -60F. Needless to say, we ALL were cooped up. Bosses and myself. Boss had to come up with ways to keep me busy during those long, frigid days. So this is where all the mental stimulation comes into fruition. At least we're prepared in case it happens again!
|I LOVE my floating bumper toy- I can't break it!!!|
When it is too cold to play outside, Bosses and some volunteers/friends from RAGOM get together and plan playgroups for us as well. I got invited to my foster sister's birthday party at an indoor doggy play area last winter. It was sooooo much fun! Here's a snapshot of my momma and I getting a picture together- I love when I get to see her! The weekends are usually for wearing myself out with play and physical activity, and the weekdays are my chance to get my brain working and stay sharp.
This weekend, I plan on completely wearing myself out- it's football weekend again, and that means more tailgating and play time with friends! I cannot WAIT!
|Carrying sticks to my "nest" is also a personal hobby.|
What are some ways you keep yourselves fit, mentally active and healthy? Any fun plans for the weekend? Give me some ideas!