Here’s what happens when treat time becomes just a bit too important to your dog. Pictured above is Agatha, who thankfully enjoys a good treat on a regular basis, unfortunately for her, as for many of our dogs, too many of those treats tend to settle right round her middle section, meaning that like it or not, I must use caution and keep her treats to a minimum or at least be creative with treat choices.
I completely sympathize, poor girl, treats are not my midsection’s friends either, but the other day when her little snack skittered across the floor and under the refrigerator, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. She was down in a flash, peering desperately into the depths of under-refrigerator-land (a scary place indeed I’m sure), rest assured, I quickly came to her rescue and retrieved the poor bit of broccoli before the dust bunnies devoured it & she made a dent in the side of my nice refrigerator.
The good news is that she’s learned to consider a bit of BROCCOLI worth all this drama, (it’s amazing what a bit of encouragement can do in changing what your dog considers a worthy treat). The bad news is that she’s not a puppy anymore and along with her mistress, more exercise and fewer treats, even the vegetable ones are the order of the day.