The Games Pets (and Pet People) play!
For those of you who get The Leaf-Chronicle in print, did you all see the Gift Guide that was in last Thursday's paper? More specifically, the section about pets?
Features writer Stacey Segovia (a longtime supporter of animal causes and area shelters) mentioned all kinds of gifts for pets for the holidays, but one caught my eye, because it sounded like fun--and a possibility for our next Pet People gathering.
There's a game called "Funagle" that's meant to be played with your dog. The first caveat is that your dog must know some basic commands (and if he doesn't, it's never to late to teach an old dog new tricks!). Players have a minute to "funagle" their dog, which means you have to get them to do something. There are movable tags on the game's board telling you what you have to get your dog to do such as do sit-ups (I have no idea!), stick out their tongues or crawl. You are allowed to use any type of hand gestures, voice commands, "bodily coercion" or treats to get your dog to perform.
The game is available online at www.darfinc.com/products_funagle.html for $35.50.
Now, those of us who've played Gestures for humans, this sounds like fun! Can you imagine all of us with our dogs, in the same room, drinking "refreshments" and playing this game! It would be a hoot! For those without dogs, the rest of us have extra, so we could loan them out for your teammate! And the dogs would probably think it great fun to be rolling around on the floor with us!
Speaking of pet gifts, are you buying and wrapping presents for your pets? I usually get a little something, because the dogs just love the excitement of tearing into something new. I know Peanut will be getting a ball for his massive collection and the others, probably just a special chewie treat.
And what is on your Santa wish list? I always like practical gifts, like my most favorite, the 5-foot-cat tree. This year, I told The Boss I want a generator, because living out here in the boonies, our electricity often goes kaput during storms. (Remember the ice storm of '94?).
Above is a picture from several years ago when Tramp was still with us. Daisy had sent Christmas presents for the dogs and they immediately pulled the stuffing from them all, but they sure had a grand time!
posted by Sandy at 11/27/2007 10:38:00 AM