Getting More Treats

Dixie Here. Let me tell you furry friends how to get more treats. You need to find the items they do not want you to have. Then get a good grip on it. But don’t damage it. That is key. Do not damage the item. Just hold and guard. Then let the negotiations begin! Now pay close attention to my story and then report back once you try it.

Side view of Dixie sitting and looking to the right

Using this fail proof strategy I got three different types of treats. It started with my favorite gingerbread cookies. But I told them that is a good starting place. What else you got. Then my favorite greenies came out. It was tough. The humans thought I was going to drop the item but nope. I kept waiting for the treat that rarely comes out. My bacon treat! Yep they came out in full force. So I gave up the item for a greenie, three gingerbread cookies and several bacon treats! That is how you do it furry friends! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie!!

Tape Dixie standing with the tape dispenser in her mouth

Dixie: I got the item from the humans!

Tape Dixie on her bed with a treat on the floor by her

Dixie: They think I will drop this and go over there for the treat.

Tape Dixie on her bed being coaxed by a treat

Dixie: It is going to take more than this treat.

Tape Dixie on her bed with the tape dispenser

Dixie: Ok folks. Time to negotiate. What is this worth to you?

Tape Dixie getting a treat hand fed

Dixie: This is more like it!

Human: Dixie kept us busy with her negotiations! We never thought she was going to let it go.

Dixie Loves the Towel

Dixie here. I found this towel in the sitting room. Since it was in my reach, I assume it is for me. Because anything I can reach is mine. Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie

Dog with towel from her mouth

Dixie: Did you say something?

Dog laying with paws on a towel

Dixie: I like how soft this is.

Dog looking at the camera with paws on the towel

Dixie: Just try to get this towel from me!

dixie with towel in her mouth standing and looking to her right

Dixie: Did I hear Mom coming?

Dog laying with towel on the floor by paws

Dixie: Mom. Is that you?

Closeup of dog looking into the camera

Dixie: Did you say there was a treat?

Dog laying on top of towel

Dixie: Taking a break.

Human: Notice Dixie laying on the towel! She is possessive about what she perceives as hers!

Happy Day!

Dixie here! Wishing you a happy day! I have some fun adventures to share with you this week. I have a lot of fun but often I hear “Dixie No”. The humans are always trying to stop my fun! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie.

Close up of Dixie's face

Dixie Lends a Helping Paw Outside

Dixie is quite the character! She loves to be involved in everything and lend a helping paw! Last fall was no exception when my husband cut down an older bush. Dixie started with a few gallops around the yard before investigating further what was going on. Of course we keep an eye on her so she does not get injured around the sharp objects.

Dixie is in her glory when she discovered an available branch from the bush. It provided her with some quiet time. But of course that never lasts too long as she is an active dog!

Dixie got bored with the branch then took a couple more gallops around the yard. Then she rediscovered my husband running over to him for kisses. It makes the work a bit challenging but she is too adorable.

My husband gave her a little pet and then she discovered his gloves. And a battle with her trying to take the gloves began! Luckily my husband won that battle!

The day ended with Dixie following my husband into the shed as he tries to put away the summer lawn ornaments – that are fairly heavy! Now it is time to start bringing everything back outside. We shall see what adventures that brings!

Dog watching man pull yard ornament inot shed

Happy Mother’s Day

Dixie Here! I would like to wish the Mothers a happy day! I am always happy running through the flower bed, getting treats and sleeping in my bed. Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie

Dixie and the iPhone

Dixie is a 4-year old Rottweiler Border Collie Mix. She has a lot of energy and is very smart – maybe too smart! And she likes to get her own way! Dixie is a lot of fun and brings a smile to everyone who encounters her.

Recently I took a few closeup pictures and she enjoyed having her picture taken! But better yet, she really wanted my iPhone! We always have to be aware of where she is and what she is doing. Dixie is fast and whatever is in your hand can be in her mouth in a flash! And good luck getting it back unless you have a treat and another person in the room to coordinate the steal!