Cody’s 6th Birthday

Today is Cody's 6th Birthday. Happy Birthday Cody!

For celebrating Cody's 6th birthday we decided that we get him a some special treats and a few new toys.  This included a Pup Pie, a new Frisbee, and a bouncy ball.  Since Sierra would be jealous if we just go Cody toys and not her we decided to get her a Frisbee and bouncy ball too.  Today is Sierra's Un-Birthday I guess.

To have fun some fun we got out some SpongeBob SquarePants party hats and put them on us and the dogs for some fun pictures.  Cody and Sierra didn't seem to mind too much.   At least I hope we are not being bad dog parents. What do you think?

happy birthday codyAfter hat pictures we thought we give Cody his Pup Pie.  (Sierra got some too.)  We also got small cupcakes for ourselves and put a candle in it.  Not sure if this was the best idea on our part.

dog birthday cakeAs you can see from the picture Cody and Sierra couldn't wait to eat the Pup Pie and they loved it.  I didn't think it looked that appetizing but I am not a dog, so whatever.  

To make Cody's birthday really special I decided to play the “Happy Birthday Song” just for him.  Sierra sang him a great version of the song which was sounded a lot louder than usual.  I think she knew it was Cody's Birthday.   He joined in a little too but he doesn't always want to sing.

We are so glad that we have had Cody in our lives for so many years.  Even though he is considered a middle aged dog now (42 years old according to dog years) he still seems so young to us.  Cody will be in our family for years to come.

One ChuckIt, Two ChuckIt… Five Chuckits?

I noticed a few days ago that we seem to have acquired 5 ChuckIt's, which I feel is quite a lot for a family with only two dogs.

For those that don't have dogs or have dog or dogs and have never heard of a ChuckIt, it is essentially a plastic device that is used to play fetch with your dog.

The award-winning original Chuckit! Ball Launcher is a total revolution in fetch technology, designed for hands-free ball pickup without bending over, and throws the ball 3 times farther than you can with your arm.

Reads the ChuckIt product description.  It is definitely able to throw a ball a lot farther then you could with your own arm which makes your dogs more tired and happy.  It also adds a different layer to your fetch game.

In the picture below you can see all the different models we have for Cody and Sierra's enjoyment.


The various models in the picture are the small Pocket Ball Launcher ChuckIt ($6.34 on Amazon), the regular long handled ChuckIt Ball Launcher ($10.21 on Amazon),  the long handled Ultra Grip Ball Launcher Chuckit ($13.17 on Amazon) which I highly recommend since it's much more comfortable, and a medium sized Junior Ball ChuckIt ($9.12 on Amazon).

Yes, I know there are only 4 ChuckIts in the picture and I only mentioned 4 but we seem to have lost 1 of the medium sized Junior Ball models.  Not sure if we left that one at the dog park one day or if it is in closet hiding somewhere.

After examining our collection of fetch devices for our dogs I started to realize why we had so many.  First we started off with the large ChuckIt but I was inadvertently throwing the ball out of the yard.  We got the medium-sized Junior Ball Chuckit which was great for your yard, but then we started to like to play in the house with Cody.  That ChuckIt was too large for playing in the house which made us buy the smallest Pocket Ball Chuckit.  Then I believe we decided that the large ChuckIt grip was uncomfortable so we decided to buy yet another model, the Ultra Grip ChuckIt.

It seems like we are crazy but it is actually Cody's favorite game and activity is playing fetch with a ChuckIt.  He is actually a little obsessed with too obsessed with the game.  Sometimes I look at his eye when we are playing and he is sooo happy it seems like he's on drugs.  Does else's dog have the same affinity and love for ChuckIt?

ChuckIt Cody

Wish I had come up with these great fetch toys because they are really helpful for getting Cody tired when he isn't so annoying about wanting to play fetch.