Can We Come In and Play?

Can we come in?

Rusty, Qannik and Kiska ask, "Can we come in and play?"

The weather here Sunday was rain. Steady, cold, non-stop rain. A bored Herd is, well, a challenge, and so we kept inventing games throughout the day.

One of those games you will see later this week – “Pick Your Future Food.” As we mentioned a week or so ago, we are having to choose a new food because of a dog food recall. We have narrowed the choices to Acana, Fromm, and Orijen and have been rotating those three foods to see which one The Herd prefers. To say the choice is close is an understatement.

So, in our rain induced boredom, we set up a trial of 3 bowls of food, release one member of The Herd at a time, and then video the results for everyone to see. As they say, film at 11. Or Wednesday or Thursday depending on how quickly we get the video edits done.


  1. Amy@GoPetFriendly on May 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Since we feed Buster and Ty a dehydrated dog food from The Honest Kitchen, I’ve convinced them that all kibble is a treat and we buy small bags to use for training rewards. We’ve been trying the Acana for the past week and both of our boys really seem to like it. I’ll be interested to see which food The Herd chooses.

  2. Linda on May 15, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Sounds like a perfect rainy day game. Taste testing is always a good way to pass the time! I don’t know how you resisted those begging eyes.

  3. siku marie on May 15, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Couldn’t you just mix all three bags together into a Siberian “cocktail”? Or just serve a portion of each nicely plated at mealtime with perhaps a little chicken heart garnish? Just trying to get the humans thinking outside the box!

  4. Savannah NanaMo on May 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    we had 3 Sibes in our family in years before me, Savannah…you can see them on my blog…anyways, Mom and Dad lived for a bit in Ohio with the Sibes before coming back to Calif. And, the games they played with their Sibe anifamily back then were totally hilarious…in rain, snow, tornadoes, and on and on…maybe Mom will tell that story some day…very cool

  5. Huffle Mawson on May 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Locked out? In the rain? That’s some kind of abuse!

  6. Lisa Myers on May 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Can’t wait for the video! Those are the most pathetic faces I have seen in a long time. 🙂

  7. Carolyn on May 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Um, you did let that poor Q-Tip in at least didn’t you? THOSE EYES! How could you deny those eyes?

    The Herd is testing for my two too as what I am feeding them now seems to make Maddox itchy. We need to switch fast. My two have no trouble jumping to different foods so am eager to hear your results.

  8. jet on May 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Can’t wait to see vid! I lay my money on Orijen. Although Acana is made by Orijen so it could win too!

  9. houndstooth on May 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Oh, we understand the perils of bored pups here all too well! I’m sure the video will be good!

  10. Stella on May 14, 2012 at 1:42 am

    And to think these dogs find this boring. . .other similar games??? I just can’t wait for the future feature film to see who eats what!


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