Pizza Night With the Dog December 29, 2010Posted by Toy Lady in Big Lug, mirth & woe, random stuff.
Tags: what a mess
We’ve talked about Friday night pizza night before – Peeps takes his pizza very seriously!
Usually, while Peeps is tossing, topping and baking the pizzas, I stuff some kibble, along with maybe some peanut butter, cheese, or cream cheese into the Extreme Kong. Then, once the pizza is done, we set up TV trays in the living room, give the Kong to the dog, and put our feet up and watch some TV.
Unfortunately, he’s not a patient sort.
Hand over the peanut butter and nobody gets hurt.
Yeah, our puppster is a peanut butter junkie. He loves him some PB – and, fortunately, that’s the easiest way to fill the Kong – a little kibble plus a little peanut butter equals happy puppy.
As long as he remembers where the toy ends and my fingers start.
I counted to make sure – yep, fingers are all there.
There, that’s better – taste – gently.
This particular week, I tried something new, you see.
I took a scoop of rolled oats and a good-sized spoonful of peanut butter, mixed them together, and stuffed the Kong.
Then I stuck the whole thing in the freezer.
A peanut butter popsicle, if you will!
Let me just way – the original peanut butter-oatmeal popsicle was certainly a hit. The Jar (that’s what we call him sometimes) was all over it – licking and slurping and, in general, giving his tongue quite a workout.
He left slobbery puddles all over the carpet. And we enjoyed our pizza and TV in peace.
Well, in peace except for the excessive slurping noises coming from across the room.
I learned, though, that even The Jar’s tongue doesn’t reach the entire length of the Kong toy – at least not easily.
We finally went to bed, leaving him downstairs working on it.
When we got up in the morning, there was a giant puddle of slobber in the middle of the floor and the Kong with just a bit of peanut butter oatmeal packed into the very farthest reaches of the small end – which I later scraped loose with a spoon for him.
We fill the small end with kibble and just top it off with the PBO (that’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal) then freeze – it keeps him just busy enough for us to enjoy a quiet evening, without having to clean up peanut butter slobber the next morning.