Friday, January 13, 2012

deer antlers!

A few weeks ago, we won a wonderful prize from Caren over at Dakota's Den.

Deer antlers!

My two hooligans have never had deer antlers.  However, they constantly track deer on our walks.  Of course, they bark their heads off whenever they spot a deer as well.  It's funny, because a lot of times, I see them sniffing like crazy, I look around and spot the deer, but the dogs don't.  They know the deer are there, but if the deer stand still they are too camoflauged for the dogs to notice.  The deer and I end up having a staring contest with each other!

Anyway, I was really excited to see how my mutts would react to the deer antlers.

Here is a video of their first sample.....Chewy got total zoomies over them at one point, but I only caught the tail end on video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kLB1clVzRA

Thanks Caren!

14 comments:

Lian said...

Those antlers are suppose to be long lasting and not smelly. When I first got them, the Shelties were really excited but soon they gone off it :(

Look like Chewy likes it more than Oreo :)

Ricky the Sheltie said...

I love watching dogs investigate new things like that and then get super excited about it! Ricky liked his antler for like five minutes and then never wanted it again. Someone suggested that you cut it open length-wise so the dog can get at the inside. But I don't have the saw to do that.

houndstooth said...

Our girls love the antlers, too! If they get a little bored with them, you can boil them in chicken broth and they'll have renewed interest!

Sam said...

Marge was really interested and weird when I first gave her a deer antler, too. Unfortunately, though, they make her sick :(

LauraK said...

What a special treat for the boys! Looks like the trial was a success :) Thanks for sharing!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

wish you could have seen the HUGE smile on my face while I was watching this video. This was too precious!

I am so glad that Chewy and Oreo loved them!

Oreo is quite similar to Dakota...they both are more hesitant.

I have to say I marveled at how patient Chewy was when Oreo came over to his antler near the end of the video. That wasn't the reaction that I would expect.

Thanks so much for filming this, it made my day!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Are those real antlers? Iloved Chewy's zoomies.By the way mommy's niece just watched Chewy's weave pole video.She was laughing real hard.

Priscilla said...

The antlers look really good. I haven't seen any antlers like those before and neither does Eva. Now, I'm wondering what Eva will do if she has one.

It seems Chewy enjoys the antlers more.

What a great and interesting pressie from Caren!

Diana said...

Funny. My dogs dont like deer antlers. If that one I found in the woods. But they go crazy when they see or smell deer.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I got some for Reilly about a year ago, he sniffed but that was it, he just looked at it as if it was petrified wood ! I think they are they bottom of the toy box now. I hope your guys like them.

Dawn said...

I think Chewy would have let Oreo have 'his' antler! Such a good little brother! Love the zoomies too. Katie gets the zoomies after we play throw the lambie....then she runs behind a chair and apparently leaves the zoomies behind because she comes out all sedate, like a little lady. Aren't shelties silly?

injoyinmylife said...

I'm so happy you shared that video with you. Such adorable furbabies. I loved the investigation.

betty said...

I love how Chewy took his antler and went away to investigate it. Then Oreo, did the same. What an interesting treat for the guys! If they get bored with them, it would be worth trying the tip you received to boil them in chicken broth. There pups are so intelligent. Love them.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Ludo didn't like his at first, but he does go back to it now and then when I'm ignoring him.