Once in a great while, there’s an opportunity for a weekend with nothing planned. I enjoy it for the first, oh… six hours? then I want to have some fun! The most fun I’ve discovered with my dogs (for quiet, stay-at-home weekends with a foot or so of snow on the ground, after a walk) is IQ games! Nova especially adores these – she starts barking when I go to the closet where they’re stored! I get the treats out, and a good time is had by all, and the dogs aren’t bored. After playtime and walk, it’s naptime and a movie.
I also love to bring them out when company comes over – I amused a young visitor for nearly a half an hour by giving them a cup of Nova’s dinner and letting them put the puzzle together for her!