What Frightens Your Dog?
I’d like to hear about what frightens your dog. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. Oh! And I have TWO giveaways to tell you about! You’ll have to read to the end to click for the entry posts. 😉 But first, what frightens Flash and Patches?
Some dogs are big, scary creatures. Even the big scary dogs are terrified of something, right? Like a bath. Or a cat. Or the vet.
Or a duck.
Yeah, my dogs are both afraid of the duck. I mean, with a name like Little Jimmy Dickens, you’d think he’d be a pushover, right? No such thing. Poor puppies.
My Dogs Are Afraid Of …
My dogs are old now. Flash and Patches are 15 years old. They don’t panic at much anymore. They can barely see and hear. And dementia is setting in pretty strongly. I keep thinking they’re near the end, but now it’s certain. It won’t be long. They barely even fear the duck. Now they’re afraid of things like hard floors instead of carpet. They slip and slide. Or stairs. They stumble. For a while they were getting Windees from Jones Natural Chews as joint supplements. Now they get Jones Chicken Feet (high in glucosamine and chondroitin), and Synovi G4 joint supplements, as well as pain pills.
I’m afraid of the end for them. Just the thought of it ties my stomach in knots. And we’re in the midst of a remodel, which is hard on them, what with packing and moving furniture. At least their food bowls are in the same place and their carpeted sleeping spots in our room haven’t changed.
So of what are your babies afraid? What makes your pups panic? Tell me a story.
This is where Oprah needs to come out with her swarm of bees. I promised two giveaways, right? The first is our friend Christie, at Life with Beagle. Her Beagles, Lulu and Jasmine, are giving some lucky dogs their very own Center Bones from Jones Natural Chews as a Back to School gift. After a busy summer, pups who lose their kids to school can be destructive. They need something yummy to keep their minds off their loss. Jones is the perfect choice for that! Sometimes loss and boredom can look like fear. Sometimes a treat from Jones Natural Chews is just what a dog needs.
Our second giveaway is the one we run every two weeks, and this time it’s the Heartbreaker – pork heart strips from Jones Natural Chews. Your dog will go bananas for this treat, so you’ll want to enter. Simply click this sentence, leave a comment on the new post which will open, then click the entry box and click I Commented! Tweeting about the giveaway increases your chances of winning, in case you really want to win. Your dog wants you to win. So. Treat your dog to happiness.
Jones Natural Chews has some seriously yummy stuff, y’all. My dogs have been gnawing on a couple of hooves for a couple of weeks now. They devour the pig ears in under a minute. Any of the trachea and jerky treats disappear instantly. In fact, I think the dino bone is the only treat they’ve tried that they haven’t liked. I suspect those are for much larger dogs. Monster dogs who aren’t afraid of anything but the chihuahua next door. Dogs like Clowie, or Sherman and Leroy. Not that, you know, those big dogs are afraid of chihuahuas or anything …
Spreading the good chews …