The Danes will play!! Well.. technically I wasn’t “away”… just really sick! In fact, we all have been sick! Its been about 5 days now and I feel like we just keep recycling a cold between my children and I. Thank goodness I haven’t gotten anyone else sick! I even made Josh go stay at a friend’s house this weekend so that he wouldn’t catch anything. He has a really big conference this week and the last thing I wanted him to do was miss it. We unfortunately missed our Great Dane meetup date last Sunday (It even was a meetup that I setup to host!), which I felt terrible about, but there’s no way I could show up with two sick kids, a sick host and an 80 pound puppy. The thought just broke me out in a cold sweat. So poor Capone has been stuck at home with snotty humans around that just don’t want to play!
I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to keep him entertained while not causing myself or the kids to pass out and I’m SO glad that I bought this pet game a few weeks back..
Capone LOVES it.. well he loves it because Logan always helps him “find” the hidden treats. It’s called the Dog Smart Interactive Treat Game and its made by the Nina Ottoson Company. She has a really large line of great interactive dog games and I know once Capone has outgrown this game mentally, we can move to more challenging ones. There are some that even lock and make it quite difficult so its hours of mental stimulation that not only helps young dogs but keeps older dogs brains still sharp and active. I haven’t gotten around to taking a video of him playing with this because half of the time I’m wrestling Logan out of the way of Capone’s paws so forget having a steady camera shot!
We also got Capone a new squeaky toy. It’s a plush, stuffless snake with squeaky sections going down the body with a little rattle at the end of it. I did get a video of him having a zoomies attack to it..
As you can see in the video, he’s still pretty active and definitely has his moments of crazyness.. but for the most part, he has started to actually calm down. Who knows if he was lethargic because we were pretty out of it in the past few days but things have settled down alot with him.
Absolutely loves hugs from the kids
And snuggles are his favorite
And while he loves his bed…
His favorite resting area is my lap 🙂
And now that the weather is getting so nice, you can’t forget how much he loves to sunbathe!
Poor thing.. once we get over this awful cold, it will be back to normal!
Until next time, everyone keep their hands washed and hand sanitizers with you everywhere!
Hugs, Val & Capone