Monday, March 6, 2017

Even When You Lose, You Win: The Catch-It Challenge.

Sometimes we all want things but maybe aren't the best at getting what we want.

As hoomans, it's easy to get discouraged. We have one miss...

Aaaaand we just quit trying. 

Dogs, however, are a totally different animal (obviously).

They have one miss..

And realize that trying a) is fun and b) gets you a cookie.

I got a lot of cookies. I even ate the ones that bounced off of me. 

And they just keep trying until they get the cookie.

We have a lot of cookies. People are awesome and donate a lot of cookies. Our volunteers are awesome and bring their own cookies for the pooches. Our employees are awesome and bring things like cut up chicken and cheese for the dogs.

This woman is an endless font of cookies. 
 (Auntie Cookie, aka Exec Assistant Lorrie Sprain, we're looking at you).

We digress - we have a lot of cookies. And we have a lot of pooches.

I like cookies. A little too much, actually. 
We live in a cell phone culture, where everything can be filmed. So we thought, hey, wouldn't it be fun to have a friendly competition and film the pooches catching (or not catching) cookies? Even if the dogs lose, they win because they still get a cookie and we're not above doing a few practice rounds...

Until they get it right. 

We had three takeaways from this:

1) Sometimes you just need to stick to what you're good at. Which, in Amber's case, is kisses. Lots and lots of kisses. 

2) Cats are not amused by the Catch It Challenge, though our resident clown kittehs Frank and George had a blast with all the treats.

3) Watching dogs with ginormous ears try to catch anything might be the best thing ever on a rainy Monday. 

And oh yes, one more thing: Don't give up. You might not always win, but the trying is fun. 

And hey, cookies. 

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