Thursday, December 5, 2013

Food Puzzle

      Nola with her level 3 Nina Ottoson food puzzle set to the hardest setting. It took her a whopping....1 minute, 45 seconds. There goes the notion that food puzzles keep a dog occupied. Sometimes her intelligence both frightens and amazes me.

     I have a nasty cold/mild flu (I feel like I got hit by a semi. Twice. Then put through a meat grinder for good measure. Seriously, even my hair hurts. Lets not forget the oh-so-enjoyable ectoplasm dripping from my nose and the constant need to hack that shit up every two seconds, or the fact that I feel like my throat was polished with sandpaper, giving me the melodious voice of a two pack a day smoker. Oh, and it feels like someone has their huge, fat fingers wrapped around the back of my head, giving a cheerful squeeze when the urge strikes. Which is every few seconds. Okay, my bitching is over. For now. I think.), so we might not get around to commenting on everyone's blogs for a few days. Sorry!


  1. WE love Food Puzzles... they are sooooo FUN... and we like the EASY ones just as much as the more difficult ones... We can do them in Seconds also... BUTT that is how it is supposed to be... FAST FOOD.

  2. I have been wanting to try a puzzle like that with Torrey. She is way to smart for her own good, so it would be interesting.

  3. The food puzzle, such a fun and entertaining toy. My Doni says he wants one too :P

    You're welcome to check out my blog ;)

  4. Great! Earl loves his feeding puzzle, the GREEN slow feeder. They are just fab!

    Check us out! - Earl and I from Earl's World

  5. I really enjoy those puzzles. I play and play

  6. It would take our Chihuahuas all day just to figure out there WAS food in it, LOL.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Lynne x

  7. What a brilliant Doxy. Which is no surprise at all. Maybe give her a long-lasting chew? A giant bone? How on earth would one keep a dog that smart occupied? My dad's Doxy was a hunter.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  8. Well done, Nola. Maybe you should become a food puzzle tester.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. Wow, Nola really got that puzzle figured out quickly! Although, they do say that Dachshunds have great sniffers!

    Sorry to hear you're sick...I'm right there with you. I've had some sort of mysterious bacterial infection somewhere in my body (blood work for something unrelated showed a bacterial infection). The doctors were hoping it would just go away since I didn't really have any symptoms, but the symptoms have hit me in the last few days! Ugh. Starting an antibiotic and some cough syrup this afternoon, hopefully that'll kick it in the butt!

    Elyse (and Riley)

  10. Way to go, Nola! I've been trying out the Nina Ottosson MixMix puzzles with our chi's and they are not nearly as smart as sweet Nola lol.

    I hope you feel better soon! I hate being sick. Echinacea is my best friend this time of year. It took care of the beginning of a sore throat I had the other morning.

  11. Well, hey, I admire the fact that you got a blog post up when feeling like that! I can relate....I put up my post this morning while fighting through a migraine. But at least most of the time my migraines pass in a few hours. I hope you feel better soon.
    We just won a food puzzle for our animals, and I can't wait to give it a try. I'm not sure if my dogs will be as smart as Nola though!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. Oh, Ma gave me a puzzle like that once too (not the same one thou)...she gave up when I did it in 15 they blame US for bein' so BRILLIANT!!! Geesh.
    Anyhu, I hopes your Moms is feelin' better soon!! A sick Moms is never funs! They tend to be stingy with the snacks!
    Ruby ♥

  13. Smart pup. I have yet to give Beamer a puzzle, but I'm sure he'd make no work of it at all.

    Feel better soon. Your description of your illness is very... visual.

  14. I hope you're feeling better. I am tempted to try a puzzle like that with my pups...


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