Friday, February 3, 2012

The Treat Fairy

Human children have the Tooth Fairy, Santa, the Easter Bunny, yes? 

They get all kinds of good stuff for free from secret beings they never get to meet. Maybe Santa at the mall, but everyone knows that's just a drunk fill-in, right? Human children should not have all the fun.  Oh sure, they don't crap in your living room or get hair all over your nice black pants, but are you really getting a lifetime of unconditional love?  Tell me your 15 year old jumps up and down with excitement because you came back in the from the garage?

I didn't think so.

Here we have the Treat Fairy.  Mysterious being that comes when you are sleeping and leaves things for you to eat. 

Bella sleeping with a goldfish on her foot.

You have to try this.  You need to use a treat that doesn't have too strong of a smell.  If your dogs wake at the slightest crinkly noise you need to be sneaky about it.   Plan ahead.  Let them wake up on their own time.  Resist the urge to poke them.  Their little faces are hysterical when they wake up.  Little stretch, blinky-blinky, then the nose wakes up and pupils get all big and they cannot believe their luck! 

This is very hard to photograph.  Hence the crappy cell pic.  Impossible to photograph Kate because she is wide awake at my slightest move.  I can't ever move to place something near her.  I have to toss and hope it doesn't hit her.  Bella, OTOH, sleeps like a rock.  I could probably put a steak on her head.

Try it!


  1. Aw, that's great! What a fun post. I'm going to try that with my dog - I can't wait to see his face when he wakes up! :)

  2. That is hilarious. I have done this to Pallo before, and that expression when they wake up and find a treat RIGHT THERE is awesome!

  3. Funny,when my Boxer Boo was asleep we used to put chocolate buttons on his little undershot sticky outy lip.
    It would melt on there and then he'd have to lick it for ages when he woke up lol.
    I'd forgotten all about it till this post,so thanks for the laugh :)

  4. Treat fairy or doggie torture...hmmmm! LOL

  5. This is a fantastic idea!!!!! So creative. I'm following you from The Doggy Blogger. Cheers!

  6. Swisher and Oakley's Mom: My dogs are the exact same as Kate. But this sounds like a good challenge. I shall try. Haha

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  7. Ha Ha what fun for your dogs.
    Will try it with mine, although I am sure it will not work with either of them as they know everything that is going on!

  8. That looks like a lot of fun. Unfortunatly, Marley wakes at my slightest movement. It will make a great challenge for me.

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    Dog Training

  10. I need to try this with my dogs. They are such chow-hounds, though, that I'm not sure I can get anything by them. We're talking about dogs who get excited about ice cubes for god's sake!

    Now I have a challenge...!

  11. The picture is so cute!
    I laughed out loud at first sight!

  12. I saw this on another blog and it is such a cute idea! I will have to try this soon!

  13. Wonderful post and love the photo.