Titles Achieved to date...

Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V and ADPL4...
26 and counting...


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Silly Videos

I've been considering lately what I'll do to entertain Gimme in the first week after my surgery.  I won't be able to do much with her.  I like Kongs, but really that only takes up so much time.  I haven't wanted to put the money into food puzzle toys, so experimented the other day with a canister I have. 


I gave Gimme the canister with 3 mini-vanilla wafers in it.  First I opened it and gave her one - then let her play with it.  She couldn't get her nose in far enough, so would try to chew on it, and I'd remind her "no bite" (our cue for don't-destroy-it).  She kept batting it around and the cookies wouldn't come out.  She'd carry it around by gripping the edge, but that kept the cookies down at the bottom.  Finally she happened to carry it onto the couch settling down to chew and was reminded "no bite".  In disgust she pushed it with her nose and it bounced off the couch and a cookie fell out.
So I just had to watch her to see how long it would take her to repeat the couch trick.  It wasn't immediate, but before long she did it again and got another cookie for her efforts.  Once it was empty I put up for safe keeping.  Then I made sure to buy some more nutter butters, since we were almost out.  
You'll hear me repeatedly remind her "no bite"... because I don't want her to destroy the canister.  I do let her clean out peanut butter jars when they are more or less empty and she's allowed to destroy those since they're going to recycle once she finishes them off.  Since this seems kinda similar, I'm giving her extra reminders.

First round, she got a cookie part (4 pieces total) in just 35 seconds.  She got the last of the cookies in just 2:35 seconds.  I don't know why, but the couch and all the comforter seems to make it easier for her to tip the canister in a way that lets her get to the cookies. 

Second round, she got a cookie part in just 8 seconds.  She got the last of them at 1:18 - quite an improvement...
Just so you know...  I do realize that not everyone is as endlessly fascinated by everything Gimme does.  Still, I just can't resist watching her brain work...

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