The Kong Dilemma

Otis can be hard to figure out. Sometimes I think he was deprived of oxygen as a pup or something (just kidding) because he can be a little… slow, but other times he catches on and figures things out quickly. I just don’t get him.

When he finally stopped being finicky about his meals, I started introducing the Kong in hopes that fishing for the kibble would give Otis an outlet for some mental energy. Turns out, the kong-with-kibble combo is not one Otis will pick up on quickly. The poor dude is totally clueless when it comes to figuring out how to get the kibble out when it doesn’t just fall out.

That means once Honey Bunches is done with any kibble that happens to fall out during consumption, he abandons the project all together. I’ve tried showing him that moving it makes the food fall out, but no luck (duh). Any ideas on how to increase his desire to play these games? He isn’t really the best at nose puzzles, which I think is one road block here.

I’m hoping maybe some more desirable treats in there will motivate him to put effort into getting them out; aka the point of the activity. He only worked hard for the kibble when he watched it go out of his reach (pictured below). If I put kibble out of his sight when he is not around he is totally clueless to it’s presence when he returns. I want to give him puzzles and work his brain a little, but I can only do so much until it’s up to him… any ideas?!

For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.


Kibble for [FB] Comments SUCCESS!

Hello friends! It’s Bax the Christmas Elf here.

I am excited to announce that last night we reached 200 lbs of kibble through Facebook comments!!! I am just wiggling with happiness over this! Fostermom says I have all of YOU to thank for this success, so thank you thank you thank you! Do you know how happy my compadres at the Montgomery County Humane Society will be when they get all this yummy kibble? Seriously, you guys are the best. I’m going to do my happy dance for you now.

I am thrilled to be able to deliver the 200 lbs of kibble to MCHS with my fostermom on December 22 at the “Holiday for the Dogs” celebration. I will report back to you about how it goes. Thanks again & Happy Howlidays!

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter, click here or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.


Baxter’s Good Side + Kibble for [FB] Comments

For every person who “Likes” Peace, Love, & Fostering’s Facebook page* and then leaves a comment (say hi! say whatever you’d like!) between now and midnight on Dec 21, Baxter & I will donate 1 lb of kibble to the Montgomery County Humane Society!! Share with your friends so we can spread the news about adoptable Baxter while helping needy shelter dogs. Thanks so much!

Sometimes Baxter can be a little shy because he doesn’t think I’m capturing him at his best angle.

Some days he says his best side is his left side.

But then sometimes he argues it’s his right.

I personally think that all of his angles make him look handsome.

His looks have come a long way from when he started. I tell him we are just happy that he is healthy, no matter what side! Silly Bax!

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter, click here or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.

*Up to 200 lbs of kibble. Multiple comments from the same contributor will only be counted once. If you already “Like” the page, just leave a comment and you will still be counted!


Baxter’s Holiday Wish – Introducing Kibble for FB Comments!

Hello everyone! It’s me, CK Bax! I know I haven’t been around very much because I’ve been acquainting myself with all the best sleep spots in the house, but I’m here because I have something special to share.

With it being the holidays and all, fostermom has been taking me with her to do some pretty neat stuff. Saturday night we stood outside in the freezing cold (but I wasn’t cold, I had two coats on!) to sell baked goods to people and raise money for something she called Relay For Life! Fostermom says the fight against cancer is her other favorite cause besides rescuing little munchkins like me, and that we were doing something good. Then I went and visited someone who was feeling a little blue. I gave them kisses and helped brighten their day! Fostermom says that was something good too.

Another thing I did this weekend was visit with Santa (read on to check out how adorable I was in my pic). Because of all this good stuff I’ve been up to with fostermom, I told Santa that what I wanted for Christmas was to help my doggy friends at the Montgomery County Humane Society who are not lucky enough to be in foster homes like me.  Santa and I had a nice chat about it. He said he knew a really nice lady once that donated a whole bunch of kibble to my buddies at the shelter with the help of her interweb friends. Santa mentioned that maybe I’d like to continue the tradition since that nice lady is doing different wonderful things this holiday season. I said that it involves food helping others so yes of course I would love to do it!

I pitched my idea to fostermom and she said I was a smart little pup (I didn’t tell her it was Santa’s idea). This year, we’re doing it through Facebook. Fostermama says for every person who “Likes” Peace, Love, & Fostering’s Facebook page* and then leaves a comment (say hi! say whatever you’d like!) between now and midnight on Dec 21, she will donate 1 lb of kibble to my doggy friends at the Montgomery County Humane Society!!

The reason we are wrapping it up in ten days by December 22 is because the volunteers at MCHS have deemed that day “Holiday for the Shelter Animals”. They will be there all day handing out donations from our holiday drives and making the animals feel extra special. I told fostermom, “Mom, what a perfect day to deliver this kibble to all my friends at the shelter!”

So stop by Facebook and say hi if you would like to help my friends at MCHS! Share with your friends if you’d like. I appreciate you all going out of your way to help me help my doggy buddies! And fostermom says thank you to Love & a Six-foot Leash for passing the torch to us to continue your great idea : -)

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter, click here or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.

*Up to 200 lbs of kibble. Multiple comments from the same contributor will only be counted once. If you already “Like” the page, just leave a comment and you will still be counted!