Tails of Weekend Skullduggery.....

It all started on Saturday...... Because of the cold weather and lack of outdoor exercise, we thought we would throw a few pressed rawhides and bullysticks in with the puppies, to keep them busy and happy. They have had them before and have not been able to actually consume any of them, but enjoy a good chew. They were happy with their chews and we left them while they were quietly chewing. A couple of hours later, we checked on them and there was only 1 chew remaining, out of 6! We looked under the newspapers, in their crates....etc. But no sign of the chews. We were both rather concerned (and amazed) about the fact that they had apparently eaten 5 chews.....

Later on that day, with great relief, we found 4 of the missing 5 chews in Pipit's run. Pipit is in the kennel next to the puppies and apparently the puppies had passed them through to "Auntie Pipit", who had only bothered to eat one of them (chews, not puppies). Phew...big sigh of relief. How nice of the puppies to share their chews with Pipit.

More skullduggery became apparent on Sunday morning. Liz fed the puppies their breakfast and then let Lupine in to play with them. As Lupine is constantly reguritating for her puppies, we hadn't fed her yet that morning. As many of you know, we feed our dogs a raw diet. So you can imagine our huge surprise when Lupine promptly regurgitated a large amount of kibble for her puppies on Sunday morning!  Hmmmm...... we do keep a bag of California Natural kibble on hand for the occasional busy morning when we can't face mixing up vegetables and beef, etc. But it had been quite some time since we had used it. On checking the bag of kibble in our pantry, it became apparent that it had been partly pilfered! This also explained why Lupine and Tally had been drinking so much water on Saturday night..... So the puppies had a large and unplanned second breakfast of semi-digested kibble on Sunday morning, which then led to some tummy upsets by Sunday afternoon..... Fortunately it didn't last very long and everyone (including Lupine) was back to normal by Monday. The kibble is now safely secured in our basement (we think)! We did wonder if Huxley had partaken in this skullduggery, as he was also in the house at the time. But he is a very law-abiding dog and did not show any of the thirst or tummy upsets that Tally and Lupine were experiencing, so we think he remained innocent.