The Treat Lady
I’m known, locally, as the Treat Lady. And why not? As their blogger, I bring baggies of loose Jones Natural Chews to homes with dogs. Every dog I know is convinced I’m Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy rolled up in one. I always have the world’s best treats in a bag! But what if I didn’t? Then what?
This weekend I went to the NBHA state barrel racing competition, and I FORGOT THE TREATS. The Treat Lady forgot. It was devastating. Here’s what happens when the Treat Lady forgets the treats.
I felt like such a heel. How on earth could I forget the treats?!? First, I was heading to a barrel racing competition. For HORSES. Why on earth would I bring dog treats? I really don’t understand the population, obviously. Second, I wasn’t expecting SO MANY dogs. *sigh* Yeah, I’m hoping never to do that again.
I didn’t lie. I forgot. That’s different, right? And if I’d brought cheap treats, if that was my stock in trade, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But I only carry Jones Natural Chews, so it’s a big deal. Dogs know they’re all natural and all US grown and produced. The dogs, they could smell them on me.
Yeah. Major fail. But the owners didn’t know, so they let me snap photos of their cute dogs.
Sorry little Heeler pup. It wasn’t a Jones Natural Chew.
Seriously. The Treat Lady forgot the treats. I know, I know … it won’t happen again.
So, do you carry treats with you everywhere you go? I usually do. This cancer thing has thrown me. I have an enormous purse, and in it is everything I’d ever want to have with me, including treats. But it got too heavy to carry when I was going through treatment. A little wallet was all I could handle. So I’ve gotten out of the habit of carrying treats.
I love Jones Natural Chews because the jerkies and taffies are easy to break into small pieces and pop into a sandwich or snack size zipper baggy, then tuck into a purse or bag. Five or six sticks go a long way when you snap or tear them into pieces, and dogs don’t know it’s not a whole stick. They think I’m the greatest person in the world.
Today I’ll be refilling my treat bag, stuffing it into my purse. I don’t dare show my face at an event again without some Jones Natural Chews.
Yeah, yeah. Rub it in.
Speaking of treats, the Windee giveaway ends this weekend. Have you entered? It’s as simple as clicking this sentence, scrolling to the bottom of the post which will pop up, clicking on the Rafflecopter and following the instructions there. Tweeting daily greatly increases your chances of winning! Your dog wants the Windees. It told me so. So do it now.
Spreading the good chews …