'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

What's in the Box?

When I came home yesterday from spending the night at a friend's, I was greeted with two things: Lola, being ignored until she laid down, wagging so hard that she actually vibrated across the floor... And presents!

The photo of Lola wearing a hat (and feeling very sorry for herself about said hat) got second place in Bert's hat contest. Her prize and card arrived yesterday, so I opened them up when I got home. I apologise in advance for the dog hair all over the carpets - I forgot to vacuum the carpets before I opened everything, and didn't realise until afterwards that there was hair everywhere.

Inside the card:
Dear Lola, we didn't get this in your package so, now you get two things coming in the mail. First we wanted to thank you for entering the Hat Contest + secondly we wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christimas
Bert, My Vickie & the Crew

(Thanks so much guys!)

Even more exciting, for Lola, was the big, strange-smelling box.

What's in the box, puppy?

In the box was toys! A whole bunch of awesome looking toys!

Unfortunately for Lola, she won't get to play with any of them until Christmas (she was most unhappy about this fact). I'm going to wrap them all up individually, and they'll get them on Christmas day with all their other things. At this rate, the dogs are going to have more for Christmas than everyone else in the house combined!

Thanks so much for hosting the contest, Bert and Vickie!


Sara said...

Lucky dogs!

An English Shepherd said...

Congratuations on the prize :-)

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Very cool! It is fun getting presents in the mail!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Congrats on the win! Great pressies and she looks sooo excited!