Here is my catch up post for letters A and B! Today’s letter, U, will be at the end after A & B.
A is for Antlers!
Antlers are one of Gwen’s FAVORITE things to gnaw on! We have heard of the horror stories where dogs break teeth on them but they seem to be a better option than rawhides which can get all gunked up and cause obstructions in their innards. When an antler gets too small and nubby it goes in the trash — don’t want any little doggies choking on anything too small!
There are different kinds of antlers; deer, elk, moose, and split elk. Gwen’s favorite is the elk. She will still chew on the deer but she just goes to town on elk! We don’t give her split anymore since she likes to get all the marrow out of the middle and I’m afraid she’ll hurt her teeth by the way she does it. We never tried moose so I don’t know how well those hold up. Deer are pretty durable and seem to last the longest, at least in our household.
B is for Bully Sticks!
I have written about bully sticks before and I have also shared some deals that I found on bully stick buying. Bully sticks are awesome. The down side to them is that they are super stinky! I know there are some out there that are “odorless” or “low-odor” but I don’t know how they do that. Bully sticks are all natural, 100 % beef, made from North and South American raised cattle. We don’t give Gwen bullies everyday — I don’t think that would be very healthy — but she gets them every once in awhile and absolutely loves them! I prefer to give her the braided ones since they last a little longer than the plain sticks but we do have a huge hoard of 6” sticks!
U is for Upside-down Corgi!
After 2.5 days at the grandpawrents’ house playing with the cousin doggies Gwen was so tired! I took her on a short walk before we started out this morning and she probably didn’t even need to go on that except to go potty before heading out. She curled up in her crate and slept the whole day! She never got up to look out the window; never protested having to ride in the car or in the backseat the whole day. It was such a nice day driving with her! I wish we had tried to push on to Bozeman but we decided to just go with our original plans and stay in Billings, MT. We even tried to go to Little Big Horn but we got there about 10 minutes after they closed. We were really looking forward to it even though we (both humans) have been there before.
Gwen spent her entire day laying upside down in her crate in the car while we drove!
Corgis have a strange habit of sleeping on their backs and in the oddest positions. If you are not familiar with them, take a moment and Google “Corgi Sleeping” or “Corgi Sleeping on Back” and you will get a little taste of their funny sleeping habits. 🙂
We have two days left in our journey to our new home — we ended up spitting the last leg in half so we didn’t have to drive so long or hard. Both of us are getting excited about moving into our new home and also being able to see family and friends back home!