Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Treated by Gus!

Wow, here's one I should have posted by now. The always fabulous folks at According to Gus held a treat giveaway in April and, as luck would have it, Darby won! Since both Gus and Darby have a bit of a reputation for being picky eaters, we were curious to see which treats might be the ones that both dogs found agreeable to their discerning palates.

When the package arrived, the mail carrier thought it was seriously funny that Darby, already the recipient of mailbox treats left by her, was now getting mail addressed to him as well. At the rate his mailbox possession is taking hold, I expect a newly-revised version of the deed to the property, listing it in his name, to arrive before the end of the year.

Such a bountiful selection!
So many yummy items to choose from. Heck, the dog on the package of the salmon treats even looks like Darby...well, a clean version of him, anyway.

Alas, the only morsels that dared tempt his picky soul were the Bonies. Darby seems to have an inherent dislike of anything that is semi-moist, so the packaged goods were a big no-go in his book. The Bonies  provided him with something to carry around, even if he wasn't altogether in working hard enough to try and eat them.

Ignore how dirty I am. Mom's been sick and
I don't get properly groomed when she's under the weather.
 Regardless of Darby's lack of taste interest, the treats were a wonderful surprise, and let the mail carrier know that she's not the only one in the run for Darby's mailbox affections. The next time she left him a cookie, it was bigger than the ones he got before, so as far as Darby's concerned, it's all good.


Lori @ According to Gus said...

lol - Gus and Darby are sooo similar. The item Gus enjoyed the most were the Bonies, too. He chewed on it for awhile (maybe two mins) and then abandoned it completely. I guess they just have discerning palates! ;)

Glad your postal worker friend got a kick out of the mail. :)

Vicky said...

Discerning - the polite word for "seriously picky"!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

You are so luck to be able to get treats! You have no idea how tough it is not to get all the goodies the Humans would love to give you 'cause of allergies.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Hey Darby,

I'm wondering if you actually now deserve your own 'personal' mail box for all your mail!!

I'm still totally jealous that your mail lady leaves you cookies, I keep checking our mailbox, but as of today, zilch!! :(

Your pal Snoopy :)


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