I enjoy entering giveaways on blogs on occasion when I think it is something I could use or would really like. Lucky me, I entered and won a Nina Ottoson game giveaway on my friend Oz’s blog last month. Games are fun and we could use a good one. Little did I know these games would be ideal for cheating! The box arrived so I had to check it out right away!
It was a big box with two little games in it. I was shocked to see they sent a dog and a cat game. Why should I have to share my win with my cats? Unfortunately, since they arrived in a box, cat bro Bert was right there to play in the box and he saw the game for cats. No hiding it from him now!
I tried out the game, but when I got the piece off the game board, I tried to eat it. Mom had a fit about my behavior and took the game away from me. We did find the pieces a bit too small for most dogs, but I was supervised so no harm done. It is a beginner level game and I had no trouble figuring it out in a jiffy.
Next we got out the cat game for cat bro Bert. Amazingly, it is the exact same game, only a different color! He figured out how to play right away since food was involved, but the fun was short lived as he started cheating!
The cat game quickly turned into a cheating disaster when cat bro Bert tried to eat the game pieces. He eats everything from electrical cords to luggage handles, and food items, so it should not have been a surprise to Mom. He also figured out how to get the treats out of the pieces while they were still on the game board! Mom used the biggest cat treats we had but he still got them out with his tongue! The video shows the cheating cat in action! So, thank you for the games, Oz, but we have to figure out a better way to play with our naughty family! Maybe pets in Sweden aren’t naughty and don’t eat plastic?
We also won a wonderful gift certificate from my friend Dakota back in August. We tried to use it but the store, which we won’t name because we find their state of inventory appalling, was always out of stock on every product we wanted and this went on for over four months. Actually about 90% of their products have been out of stock for four months. Finally, Mom found out which items were in stock and ordered us a treat canister and a squirrel toy.
The canister is hand painted and from Up Country…where we get collars. It is super cute and we just love it! It wasn’t anything we had planned to order, but with only a few items available we chose it and have no regrets!
Bailie got the flying squirrel toy and is pretty happy with it as well. Their delivery service was bad as as their inventory. They lost our order which meant it took a few weeks to arrive. The woman we worked with has been very nice the entire time and she sent us another gift certificate for our troubles. Now what will we order? We are really wondering how they are staying in business! We are thankful for the products we received and are not complaining, just stating some facts and we actually find the entire thing rather amusing.
Thank you, Oz and Dakota, really! Life is based on experiences and these prizes have given us new experiences. Our prizes may not have been exactly what we expected, but we have had fun and are happy tail waggin’ pups. Sometimes things don’t work out as planned and one needs to get creative and work around the issues.
Don’t forget to stop by and enter to win a fashionable dog collar from Up Country! Click here or the photo for all the details and to enter!