As I mentioned earlier in the week, the crew didn’t get all their presents on Christmas. I didn’t want to rush their big gift, and I was busy getting ready for company and then after that was all over I was just too tired!
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Yesterday, the big gift finally came out! Our weather had turned worse, and our nice fluffy snow got rained on and melted and left the yard a bit icy so outside play time was limited. We had another snow storm on the way, but while we waited for that to give us a nice layer of soft snow, it was the perfect time to set up the new gift in our nice long hallway!
Sheba is always the last one to use the tunnel, so she hasn’t been in there yet, but Luke and Cricket were happy to check it out! They’ll have more fun with it outside, but we’re going to try to keep this one out of the bad weather so it lasts longer. For the winter, we’ll set it up in the house from time to time when we can’t get outside.
We bought the Houseables 18 foot dog tunnel* (thanks to the suggestion from our blog friend Beth at Travels with Barley). It’s very similar to our old tunnel, but it looks like it might be a bit more rugged. I like the black material along the wire, and the grommets for securing to the ground are shorter, so that might make them less apt to pull off. We’ll see – but at least the price was reasonable too.
I wanted to get kitty Samantha something more too. I had a gift card I hoped to use locally so I could pick out exactly what I wanted for her. Unfortunately, the store didn’t have what I had in mind. Instead we got her a Drinkwell Pet Fountain*. We had a ceramic fountain that we had won at the old house, and both Sam and Luke loved it, but it got broken when we moved.
Sam started using it almost immediately, though I didn’t have the camera there when she did. She also got this nice Whisker City soft sided carrier. I wanted something more cozy for her than our old plastic one, since she has to go to the vet more now with all her health issues. This one will be easier to get her in and out of since it also opens on the top. I hate to say it, but once she’d lost her eyesight, it was easier to get her in the old one, but getting her out at the vet’s office was still challenging. She may be mostly blind, but she still knows where she is!
Our old carrier was just a bit too big for her too, and it was difficult to carry it without her crashing around a little bit in there. I think this one will be more comfortable and cozy for her. Sam will still be getting her other gift as well, I ordered it online so it will take a little longer. We will be sure to show you when it comes!
We are looking forward to the new year and we have some fun posts coming up! We’ll have the review and giveaway that was supposed to be this month coming next week, and we’ll be having one or two more giveaways after that, so stay tuned.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT WAG ‘N WOOF PETS!