me back @ it again
So an update since last time, we have a new family member named CHARLIE! Charlie is a staffy x and they are not sure what he is crossed with. Charlie was dumped at the pound 6 months ago with a few other puppies who had mange, i have a photo and it is sickening. Charlie was 1 day away from being put down as the mange got into the skin everywhere and into the intestines. Charlie was adopted and given a new life... he is now 12 months and you wouldn't have imagined what he has been through. His foster carer had him with a very sick dog (cancer) and all Charlie wanted to do was play play play which i thought would be perfect for my Pepper who was so lonely and bored @home. Now Charlie and Pepper are BEST FRIENDS and they do not leave each other's sides, they wake yp at 5.30am and play til 8 at night then they sleep all the way through
Anyway, I have a few questions
1. Charlie has come from a house being fed Pasta or rice and chicken and Veg, however Pepper has been fed Dry Food, Charlie likes his dry food and i have been feeding them their dry food and every couple of days some Dog Bones 'now called soup bones'. Does anyone have any good brands of food that dogs love, any easy-quick recipies for both pups etc.. also what is the best bones to get and how often should the pups be fed the bones?
please note the dogs wont eat out of bowls! weird i know! Pepper has always since a 3 month old, tipped her bowl over to have the food on the ground, and Charlie wont eat his unless it's on the ground haha!
Before i leave to go to work for the day, i used to give Pepper her kong, however Charlie is unfamiliar with the Kong, he sniffs but doesn't really know what to do, so i have swapped the kong each morning for a bone. is there any other types of 'treats' that can be given to them each morning to keep them busy when i leave? something that takes a while to chew.
2. Entertainment - Any suggestions on toys that dogs love! especially for 2 pups to play together as they don't leave each others sides. We have a few balls which they both hold onto and chase each other around and steal it off each other, and some rope which they tug on, but they now have resorted to their blankets which they play tug o war with, i come home to ripped blanket all over the lawn lol! so im suggesting maybe they are bored. they love SQUEAKY THINGS.
3. Now that it is coming into the warmer weather, i would like to buy some good bedding for the dogs. Pepper did not like beds! whether it was mesh or cushiney type she would prefer to sleep off it and rip the bed up... i think i may of posted about this before but will just write it again Pepper usually sleeps on 2 or 3 warm fleecy blankets and she loves it, however now the weather is warming up the blankts will be a little hot, so i am looking at REASONABLY PRICED Bedding for the dogs. they are quite big too (lab and staffy x) I am happy to make a bed as some do, but meshy potatoey bag material WILL NOT WORK with pepper haha. At BIG W they had the metal frame but a trampoliney material on top instead which i think would be good for winter they were about 60 dollars each for the large, which isn't too bad, how on earth could i make this is it possible?
thanks in advance everyone