Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ham Hocks = Happy Dogs

Ariel munches her ham hock, keeping an eye out for thieves

The dogs appreciated their ham hock treats on this grey misty day. They don't get them very often, every few months or so, so they really enjoy them--even Ariel who snubs most chew treats these days.

Boone enjoys his, using their bed as a table.

Getting down to the nitty gritty, of serious bone chewing


Nancy K. said...

If I give my dogs bones within eyesight of each other, Sadie always takes them both!

Poor Bella....


corinne said...

I heart Boone :).

kristi said...

My dog Dixie would like to tell your dogs that the best place to hide the bones is the manure pile! Cute post Tammy!!

Pat in east TN said...

Isn't it neat to give dogs extra special treats from time to time ... they do appreciate it SO much.

How is Ariel doing? Guess Boone's pads are well healed by now.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

My, Boone is looking quite, um, substantial these days! My word verification is "reboc;" is that a hint that Boone needs more gym time? :-)

Tammy said...

I know what you mean, Nancy. In her younger days Ariel would have stolen them all. I try and keep an eye on them, because she is so fragile now, and I don't want Boone being assertive to accidentally hurt her. Pat, they do love the special treats and it makes me smile to see their enjoyment. Michelle, I've taken pictures to prove that Boone isn't as huge as he appears on camera.
;-) He still has his waistline. ha.