Ted arrived with a large sack of toys. I brought them all with us thinking it would be good for him to have familiar things around him in an unknown environment. One of the “toys” was this treat hiding puzzle.
So I put little cat treats (beloved by every dog I know) in and set it up – Ted walked off instantly bored.
But Pepper was intrigued.
“What is this, Mum?”
“Maybe if I just sit and look at it, all will become clear”.
“I can smell the nummies and I will get them out”.
Ted wandered in, again refusing to have a go (probably because he knew I would give him his fair share of treats without asking for the effort!)
Pepper was in her element.
And so was Ted!
They’re all doing ok. The odd hiccough – like Ted nipping down last night to steal Monster’s early morning breakfast (in a bowl with a timer on its lid). Monster was furious and told us all about it every ten minutes from 4 am onwards! I know it wasn’t Pepper because she spent the whole night beside me, softly snoring and I did hear the soft pad of a small dog on the stairs going off to steal.
But we can move the cat’s bowl and work around these tiresome tribulations.