We were out for just a couple of hours yesterday, and returned to find that Minnie had snuck up onto a shelf and stolen a chap stick…and completely devoured it. She didn’t eat the plastic casing, just the fruity flavored balm inside. After making sure that she didn’t eat any toxic ingredients (good thing it was an all-natural lip balm) and calling her vet to be sure, we realized that we couldn’t be mad at her. Every time that chap stick is opened she drools for its fruity goodness, and she finally had the chance to have it for herself. We also realized that she clearly had too much mischievous energy saved up, so we sentenced her to a nice long chunk of play time.
We chopped up two of the snacks that can get Minnie to do just about anything- carrots and apples. For an entire hour, she was fetching her ball, rolling over, dancing and giving paw. She wouldn’t stop nudging her ball into our feet until she had earned the very last bit of the treats we had prepared. We all ended up needing a nap when the games were over!
The rest of the night was pretty standard- ordered in some Chinese food and rented a movie (we watched the Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher) while Minnie napped on our laps.
We’re hoping that it’s nice out today so we can get Minnie out to take some new photos for you in the actual outdoors. She refuses to take pictures when she’s cold, so wish us luck!