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Elly's Rainy Day Food Puzzles- Video
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Livermore, CA

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4 December 2022 - 10:23 pm
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It rained here all-day Saturday so we did food games for exercise and entertainment.  In this set up I made some puzzles for her to solve, as well as placing some more routine snack hides.  My goals were to have her:

Problem solve

Improve strength and balance

Challenge fears

Improve ‘sniffing stamina’ for Nose Work

And most importantly: have fun!

 I was working on my Christmas decorations so there is some debris around and part of the puzzles! 


Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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5 December 2022 - 4:30 pm
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Karen I love this! You created the ultimate indoor Doggie Disneyland! I never would have thought about turning regular chairs into a maze or obstacle course. The bubblewrap was genius too. She was sooooo motivated to solve all the little mysteries you set up for her. 

Thanks for inspiring us to do this in our homes. For us it will be tough to do something like that in the RV but I may have to rearrange and take over my mom's furniture next time Nellie goes over. Mom will LOVE that! LOL!

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5 December 2022 - 5:47 pm
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i need to try something like that on Kenzie. She thinks she is so smart when it comes to puzzles, which she is but I need to make it more difficult. Set up some kind of maze.

Awesome job Elly!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

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6 December 2022 - 5:28 am
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That looks super fun!  I love how the bubble wrap made Elly nervous, but she was able to push through to get her treat.


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8 December 2022 - 9:36 am
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Oh Karen, this was sooooo much fun to be a spectator watching  the genius of Elly!  She is such smart girl!   And you are the best Dog Mom in da' world!!

Tha ks so much for sharing this fun and brilliantly done game day.


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS. Frankie actually loves  to "pop" bubble wrap just like most of us hoomans like to do. 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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