Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday From Badger and Mushroom

Today is my cousin's birthday, so I sent him this picture:

I'm too cheap to buy real party hats

As I was creating this picture, this is what the dogs were doing:

Not fighting!

I never thought this day would come, but they are actually (sort of) getting along! The trick? Oddly enough, antlers. Mushroom has magically gotten over her resource guarding (though we prefer to be on the safe side and keep the high-value squeaky toys away). She didn't mind that Badger basically circled her as she chewed her antler, and after a while, Badger gave up and grabbed the other antler. She did occasionally try to hoard both antlers, but Badger was surprisingly good-natured about it. Hey, if that's what it takes for them to stop roughhousing, it's well worth the money!

Also, I ordered Mascot's reversible puffer jacket from Doggy Loot, and it arrived today. The forecast showed snow for tonight, so I'll post pictures if we get a chance to try it out.


  1. Man, I've been hearing so much about the deer antlers ... I think I might have to invest!

    1. Just thought I'd share the other side of the story too. Sarah found that her dogs chewed them way too quickly:

  2. That's great re: the resource guarding! Zoe is a very serious chewer, and the antlers we've gotten her have lasted a really long time. I wonder if it varies depending on the type of antler, or if it's just the dog. But we've had positive experiences with ours. :)

  3. Those birthday party hats somehow manage to enhance their cuteness! :P