Being at home with the pets is a fabulous benefit those who work from home know.
Now, more of us know it, including myself who’s been monitoring online classes while my two cats lobby for my attention and my dog and adventurous travel companion Victor – diagnosed with dementia – walks around, and around and around, occasionally getting ‘stuck’ under my chair.
Don’t get me wrong – I love being home with my fur family, I just wish it was under better circumstances. But while we cloister away (those who can), a multitude of coping strategies abound.
For example …
Social media is brimming with the game ‘my work colleague is ….” – the blank is what your pet is doing right now. For instance…
- “My work colleague is bathing herself in the staffroom.”
- “My work colleague is sleeping under the desk and he thinks we don’t know.
- “Or “My work colleague is interrupting our staff meeting with a squeaky toy.”
That last one I can help you with.
Hear Doggy – the ultrasonic toy only dogs can hear. That’s right. Squeaker toys dogs respond to buy not humans. Imagine the quiet in your home office now.
No more annoying squeaky toys to distract you, according to WorldWise pet products that gave dogtrotting.net several Hear Doggy toys (affiliate link US) to try after a visit to SuperZoo, one of the biggest annual pet American industry trade shows. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to effectively test Hear Doggy (affiliate link CAN) with my dog Victor – who’s lost his hearing in his advanced years.
So, I recruited Layla and Luke to help us out. (Layla and Luke also helped use out with Sports Sack too). The end result? Toy-crazy Luke heard every squeak. I, however, did not.
Hear Doggy (affiliate link US) works at a frequency higher than humans can hear, taking the annoying noise out of squeaky toys but not the fun. If your dog digs for the squeaker (as most do), he’ll likely still do that with these toys too, but most WorldWise pet products (affiliate link CAN) are make with ‘chew guard technology,’ – a super tough durable liner and reinforced seams extending playtime potential.
There’s five fun characters to chose from including a pig and a cow.
And here’s the really fun part:
You Can Win a Hear Doggy Prize Pack!
Enter Dogtrotting.net’s “Self-isolate with your Pet” Contest.
Simply leave a comment below telling us what your ‘work colleague’ is up to this week and you’ll be entered to win one of two prize packs: A Hear Doggy toy and a chew stick to keep them busy and a fleece doggie blanket to curl up in when they wear out. (Pig or Cow preference? Let us know that too).
Contest open to US and Canadian residents. Contest closes April 15, 2020. Approximate prize value: $30 (CAN). Winners will be contacted via email and have two weeks to respond.
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