I remember years ago, when I was living at home with my parents in high school – my Mom got our dog, Frasier, a boredom ball. It was this rubber ball with little holes that you stuff with dog treats. Frasier would push the ball around with his nose until the treats fell out of the holes. It kept him busy for a while.
Well, that memory popped into my head when I watched Avery try out his new snack cup – a cup with a plastic flap on the top so he has to dip his hand inside to get the snack….
After a while he got the hang of it and I caught he squatting in front of the fridge…snacking.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thing! Usually when I’m working in the kitchen, Avery wants to be picked up so he can ‘help’…which leaves me only one hand to work with. So now I give Avery an ‘appetizer’ while I cook dinner and he’s totally occupied!
If you’re interested, it’s called the Munchkin Snack Catcher, and we got a two pack of them at Target for like $5. (image source) Be warned though – although they advertise these as ‘no spills’ Avery gets more cheerios on the floor than in his mouth! We don’t mind, because it keeps him busy…
It it bad that when I saw him with this new cup that I thought about the doggie boredom ball memory?