I gave Windees (beef trachea) to four dogs this weekend. Meekah, a Pug; Brooke, a hefty Rat Terrier; Drake, a black Lab; Roxy, a senior dappled Dachshund. I was surprised at the reactions this Windee got from the dogs. Very surprised.
Meekah and Brooke I expected – they sniffed the Windee and gave it a wide berth. They’re somewhat small dogs, so getting their little jaws around a Windee isn’t necessarily something they can do. But Drake?
And I’m guessing you can tell by looking that Drake is also timid. I sat in the same spot for the 45 minutes or so that I was there, leaving the Windee out in the open, and Drake sniffed it, but never bit. He could have carried it across the yard and gnawed out of sight. And Drake was plenty happy about taking the Chicken Taffy from his mom. Meekah spent most of her time begging for more Chicken Taffy.
But no one touched the Windee.
This cute, Dachshund, however, is a different story.
I walked into the house, a Windee and a bag of Chicken Taffy in hand, and Roxy met me, already in motion. She was difficult to photograph, since she was all about the treat. I took one look at her little face and thought, “This dog will NEVER get that tiny jaw around a Windee!”
Huh. Prove me wrong, why doncha. Y’all, I can’t recall a more difficult dog to take a picture of than miss 9 year old Roxy. She was all about the treats. Funny thing is, her mom says she never acts this way.
Roxy was dragging the bag of Chicken Taffy out of my hand. But unwrapping the Windee was what really set her off. Anything to keep it out of reach of the people.
Who knew that beef trachea would be such a big hit with little dogs? Jones knew, I guess!
I even took video. I couldn’t believe what this tiny snouted dog was doing to this gigantic treat.
So I come home to this:
I would be remiss if I ended this post without telling you that:
- Jones Natural Chews are all natural, all the time
- Jones Natural Chews are 100% grown and made in the USA
- Always supervise your dog when it’s eating a treat
- Never give treats to a hungry dog – you wouldn’t give cake to a hungry toddler
- This is my birthday month
- I’ll have another giveaway this week – maybe even tomorrow!
Until I write again …
P.S. If y’all want to go in together on that baby elephant, that’s fine. I just need to check on local zoning laws …