jlw at November 20th, 2013 15:01 — #1
maya at November 20th, 2013 15:20 — #2
Your posts about your dogs are my favorite things on boingboing.
jlw at November 20th, 2013 15:24 — #4
We added a photo, just for you.
technogeekagain at November 20th, 2013 15:37 — #5
Best cat puzzle-toy I've found so far was in a remainder bin at a drugstore; they had no idea what it was, and I paid $10 because that's what I offered them.
It's a 1.5"-thick MDF disk with pockets for treats carved into it. On one side there's a circle of pockets, and a spinning disk above them with a single hole (plus a few perforations for sniffing through); solution is to rotate the disk to the correct position to access the treat. On the other side, there are three channels with disks that slide sideways in the channels to uncover the pockets.
Simple, effective -- the parts move smoothly -- and just about the right level of difficulty for the cats to figure out workable strategies by trial and error. (One of my two knows what needs to happen on both puzzles and which general directions to paw what in to make that happen; the other can't quite do it reliably yet on his own.)
No idea who the manufacturer is.
stoicromance at November 20th, 2013 16:48 — #6
Jason, does this look like it would work fine with a smaller dog? We have a runt Aussie Shepard puppy about 1/4 the size of your dog.
jlw at November 20th, 2013 16:51 — #7
Pretzel is about 9lbs and she tosses it (and Nemo) around like a feather!
maya at November 20th, 2013 19:56 — #9
And now I have a favorite picture!
hankchapot at November 20th, 2013 20:59 — #10
my Kelpie mix would destroy that thing in minutes. He hates plastic. He approves of the Kong toys filled with cheese or peanut butter mixed with kibble.
daneyul at November 21st, 2013 07:15 — #13
Same with our lab. Destroys pretty much anything, no matter how indestructible they claim to be, and with plastic, doesn't seem happy until she hears that satisfying "crack". Even a Kong eventually get's frayed at the opening to the point where we have to replace it, but they do last at least 6 months.
rogerva at November 21st, 2013 12:21 — #14
"Open the treat bay doors, Hal."
"I'm sorry, Biscuit. I can't do that."
jlw at November 25th, 2013 15:01 — #15
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