Warning: Mature Content Ahead
12 miles @ 7:46 pace on trail
I was going to do another speed workout today, but after my warm up, my hammies just weren’t having it. Since I’m not training for anything specific at the moment, why risk getting hurt for a random workout. So I just ran by feel. It has been rainy and overcast here every morning, so I just wore my visor today and of course, the ONE time I don’t bring my glasses the freakin sun is out blazing in my eyes. Ugh. I felt my knee a bit, but barely. I’m still looking good on that front 🙂
After I got my goods from Ashley the other day (which, might I add, seemed like a veggie drug deal, haha), I headed into PetSmart and wandered around, looking at all the different dog treats and toys. Remember when I was told about deer antlers for dogs to chew on in THIS post? Well, this was a different store, so I asked the guy what he recommended as a treat/chew for a 60 lbs dog. Riley doesn’t have a chewing problem by any means, but I like for her to have different “treats” that take time to finish. As I mentioned in that post, I’ve heard a lot of bad things about raw hides, so I am steering clear of those. She had a Nilla Bone that she loves, but that isn’t a treat. Anywho, so this guy recommends a Bully Stick…
Ever heard of them? The ingredients list: Bull Pizzle. What?! Do you know what that is? A freakin bulls penis. The Bully Stick is pretty much a dehydrated bulls penis. Again, some dogs like them some don’t, but compared to the price of the deer antlers, I was willing to give it a shot. When Todd got home and I told him to guess what it was he couldn’t believe it either. Who thinks of these things? The guy suggested cutting it into pieces to make it last longer so Todd sawed away. It’s really hard so you can’t just break it or use a regular knife. He took it into the garage and used a saw. He came back into the house saying it smelled horrible. No surprise there, a lot of dog chews smell gross. Riley seemed to like it and it kept her busy for a good 20 minutes. When I walked by her chewing on it though, it DID smell nasty! It smelled like, well, a penis.
Being the mature couple we are, Riley and her “penis” were the on going joke for the night… I won’t get into the actual jokes, as I don’t want to offend any one or make us sound like two 5th grades, haha, but we had fun with it.
What is your dog’s favorite toy?
Do you have plans for Cinco de Mayo?