Thursday, July 2, 2009

Something New

We've been seeing dogs on other blogs enjoying watermelon. My dogs have never had it, so we decided to try one and see if they liked it.

We bought a seedless variety. I didn't feel like picking out all the seeds and I don't know how the dogs would handle them.

Rob cut it up in the doggy bathtub in the garage.

We debated giving them each a slice, but since this is their first experience with watermelon, I decided on pieces.

We put a pile of pieces in the big pink tub.

At this point they didn't know what they were getting, but there was a lot of interest.

Notice Fudge. He's downhill from Rob, but jumping as high as his shoulder. He's very excited about this whole adventure.

In the foreground, Norma Jean is airborne, too.

OK, let's see what's in here.

Wow, this is different.

They each take a piece and wander off to enjoy it.

They like it and everyone is coming back for more, except Tsar. He didn't care that much for watermelon.

Samba stood there with her head in the tub, eating as fast as she could. Rob had to pull her away to give everyone else a chance.

Watermelon seems to be a hit.

Fudge planted himself at the side of the tub, too.

This was so good that they wanted more.

Here comes the second batch.

This was sure a good idea.

There's only a little bit left.

They want to get every piece.

Rob had to lift the tub to get them out of it.

Thank you, Maggie and Mitch for suggesting watermelon as a cool treat. My pack really enjoyed it.


SissySees said...

Since that's a fave fruit of the Knight's, I'll have to get a couple of seedless melons for him to share with his fur-girls this long weekend.

LOVE the "air" photos, particularly the impressive heights Fudge soars to!

Lapdog Creations said...

Great pics.. .and how ironic because I just gave our kids watermelon for the first time last week when I was cutting some up and I swear it was like DOGGY CRACK... well, for 3 of the 4 anyway. Zeus wasn't having any of it! But the other 3 went NUTS for it!

Life With Dogs said...

What a great treat idea for summer! I'd probably go with the seeded variety to let the dogs engage in a seed spitting battle...

GoldenTracks said...

My guys will eat watermelon, but they have to fight me for it. It's one of my favorite summertime treats. Proves I'm a real Southerner, huh?

Unknown said...

Love the pictures of the Fudge jumping. That's amazing. Funny how everyone but one will like something. My guys like all kinds of melons - cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon. Everyone but Abby who will eat it just so the others don't get her share, but you should see her expression while she's doing so. Funny! g

Marjie said...

This is pretty funny, especially Fudge taking flight. Happy 4th of July, Sue and friends!

Tina. said...

Wow, never thought of it. I will have to keep in mind. Ummmm, were there any ummmm negative effects, later I mean???? Trying to be polite

Sam said...

I know many seeds and pits are dangerous for dogs, so the decision to go seedless was smart. (Not sure about watermelon seeds, but you can never be too safe!)

How nice that they can all share out of the big bucket. My dog would gobble it all down and not share with anyone.

Rose said...

Great pics! I know MaggieMae likes apples, and now I will have to see if she also likes watermelon. I do have some cantalope, so maybe I'll try her with that first. But I'm with Goldentracks, because I love it all too!!

Kathy R said...

Good idea! I will have to see if my girl likes watermelon. I know I do!

LizzieJane said...

Those pic's were wonderful! My word can Fudge jump high. It is so wonderful to see them all excited over some watermelon. What a wonderful treat on a hot summer day.

Sonya said...

Wow, we will have to give that a try here.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OK, that does it!!!! We have seen at least four blogs today with wallymelon and we still haven't had any. We are really going to woo at Mom to go get us some and maybe right now. Wow, Fudge can really jump, can't he?

Woos, the OP Pack

Scrabblequeen said...

That is sooo cool! I love the play by play and the obvious excitement of the new food experience.

Hero said...

Ohhhh! I've never tried watermelon before. My hoomans were feasting on it the other day, but they were so inconsiderate and didn't bother offering me any. How rude. Maybe next time my sad puppy eyes might make them change their mind. Fudge can really fly high!

silfert said...

That was as good as giving Kool-Aid to chickens!

Rufus and Indie said...

They really loved it! We will try it too!
Good idea!
Rufus and Indie

Dianne said...

Wow, that Fudge can really jump! It looks like he is flying! I would have never thought dogs would like watermelon, but now I have to try it with my babes.

Molly the Airedale said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa, we're so glad you got to finally taste watermelon! It's a wonderful invention, isn't it!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

soulbrush said...

oh gosh what a good idea. my snuffs doesn't get people food at all, the occassional little bit of potato or a pea or two from me, then hubby moans...his mom was a vet and said 'dogs eat dogs food, people eat people food', but i am going to try this with snuffadoodle the bowl!