Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Can't Sleep! No More Bones Allowed In the Bedroom!

Saturday we got another Rawhide bone for Abby which she loves! Unfortunately, she didn't just chew on it when we were gone, but even at night in our bedroom no less. I was pumped anyhow from our softball game and it was late so I just wanted to get to bed. Abby was making so much noise with this bone that I couldn't sleep! For two hours straight, she was chewing on it so I didn't get to sleep until after midnight! This is a picture of the bone Sunday morning. She did all that in just one day! Once she is occupied with it, you better not try taking it away or she'll bark at you like I found out earlier that evening. That morning I made a declaration that no more bones are allowed in the bedroom.

We also got her a toy that you can put some peanut butter inside. I forget the name of this thing--Klong, or Kong, something like that. Anyhow, I really thought she'd love it but she was slow to go for it and only licks it if I hold it for her. Spunky, our inspector, went up to it thinking it was something for her and was disappointed to find out it was for Abby.


Sandee said...

Yep, you have to put those kinds of things away at bedtime. They tend to sometimes have different sleep times than we do. You'll figure it out in pretty short order.

Have a terrific day. :)

BeadedTail said...

Yep, bones should be banned from the bedroom! Sadie only gets bones in the morning so that she's hopefully done with them by night. And she loves her Kong too. We put dog biscuits in it and then put the peanut butter in it so she gets "surprises" after licking through that peanut butter. It'll keep her busy for quite awhile and she'll even start tossing it in the air since she knows that when it falls the dog biscuits will break and fall out.

The Bumbles said...

I think it's funny that your cat is "The Inspector." One of our cats is "The Greeter" and the other - well, he's just lazy.

Maria said...

I know what you mean! I also banned our little dog from having it in our bedroom. He could chew on it for hours.

Maria Michelle said...

This post is too funny. Our Black Lab Shadow loves his bones and will NOT stop chewing until it is no longer visible to the eye. I can't imagine him having one when I'm trying to sleep. Hope you eventally got some rest!

Susan Cook said...

I never had a dog, so I have no idea what that is like, but I can imagine.

I am dog sitting though, my Mother-in-laws dog in a couple of weeks so it should be interesting.

The Author said...

I take away bones at night too or I'd hear chomp, chomp all night so I sympathize.

If she didn't like peanut butter in the Kong, you can try sticking a biscuit in there or my favorite thing was Cheez Whiz. If Abby discovers she likes her Kong, you can put peanut butter, Cheeze Whiz or cottage cheese inside it, stick it in the freezer and then give it to her. The frozen treats inside the Kong will make it last longer.

Karen and Gerard said...

Sandee: I guess since we are usually at work all day, that's when Abby sleeps. I'll try to hide that bone now before going to bed, especially a new one.

Beaded Tail and Mountain woman: Thanks for the great tips on making better use of the Kong. I tried throwing in some treats and it really made a difference. Made a video that I'll include in my "Comment Showcase" post this Sunday along with your comments. The frozen food idea sounds good too!

The Bumbles: Spunky inspects everything that comes into the house. Here is the link to a post about it:

Maria: Yup, for hours!

Maria Michelle: Why not give your dog a bone in your bedroom at night and find out? She'd love it, I'm sure!

Sue: That's really nice of you to dog sit you mother-in-law's doggie. They are quite rambunctious and really liven things up!

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