Today I was looking for some kind of magical, non-destructible chewing device for Roxy, our 11 month old puppy, in our local pet shop.
Here is how it usually goes:
1. We buy her a toy stuffed toy, let's say, this week it's a gingerbread boy.
2. She chews its eyes off in less than 1/2 an hour.
3. One hour later, she is carrying an arm around, no body to be found.
4. One and a 1/2 hours later, all that is left is a mound of fluff spread throughout the house.
In hopes that her "puppy phase" would be over soon (you can all stop laughing now, I realize it could go on until she's two or more) I slowed down on the purchase of chew toys. We have a few ragged soldiers that look like they've seen a couple of tours in her toy box.
The purchase of treats have also slowed down. She was really getting that going pee outside idea. I slowed down on the treats and the long walks.
How fast can you say....backfire???
Anyways, I was trying to right my wrongs, so I was looking at the chew bones. It was like a gourmet deli: grass fed, free range bison chews; duck feet, all natural, humanely treated (until they chopped off its feet); organic chicken jerky treats.
I was surrounded by a plethora of natural, organic, free range, whole meat, whole bone, no filler wonderland of treats.
What topped it off? The store clerk showing me the chews from Nepal. Yes, even you and I could eat these all natural treats. In fact, PEOPLE in Nepal do eat these treats all of the time, for food.
Well, if it's good enough for those people in Nepal...
Good grief, Charlie Brown!