Houdini Update

06 Oct

Thank you so much my friends for the help last week on Houdini.   I wanted to give you an update today on how he is doing with his teething here at the Hotel Thompson..  Some people suggested that we get him a Kong toy where you can insert a treat.  That way he can play with the Kong, chew at it and eventually get the treat.  Mom and dad thought this was a wonderful idea.  At this point – anything would be helpful as long as it’s not mom’s fingers or my tail!


Mom and dad went looking at our local pet store.  Mommy was fascinated at the different sizes of Kong’s, found one and handed it to daddy.  She asked daddy if this was small enough – what do you think?  Daddy said with this Kong, he could actually stick Houdini up in it!  Now wouldn’t that be hilarious… of course he wouldn’t do that.

Mom snapped this picture of daddy and showed it to one of their friends.  Their friends said, “Well, you could get that one, fill it with treats for your daddy and see what he does to get them out.”  Now *that* idea I’m kind of partial to.  It would be hilarious for us anipals to see what kind of hunting skills our old daddy has – snorts.

There were so many different sizes that mom and dad didn’t know what kind to get.  They discussed this with some friends that train dogs.  They actually came over to the house late Saturday night for a visit and brought Houdini a gift.



As you see from this picture to the left, they got the little guy a Houdini sized Kong.  It’s so small!  And I have to tell you, the little guy has skills of his own.  This Kong kept him busy for almost 45 minutes trying to get the treat out.  And, another plus.  He didn’t bite my tail.  That in itself is a God send – snorts oinks.  Thanks Brent!!

Also Brent recommended to mom/dad not having a gazillion toys down for Houdini at once.  They advised only having 2-3 down at any given time.  That way Houdini will focus on those toys and can be redirected to those toys when he gets the vampire mode that clicks.  So far, it’s worked.  We are *all* relieved here at the Hotel Thompson.

AND Houdini went for his final shots Saturday.  He officially weighs in at 3.10 pounds right now.  What a cow!


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27 responses to “Houdini Update

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/06/2014 at 12:38 pm

    I like the giant Kong, that’s a nice dog house for Houdini. :o)

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 1:12 pm

      Snorts. That’s what daddy thought as well. I wish they would have gotten it. I would have loved to see if Houdini would fit. … Not that I would hurt the little guy. It just would be fun. Snorts – XOXO – Bacon

  2. Will and Eko

    10/06/2014 at 12:40 pm

    Glad to hear the little escape artist is fitting right in!

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 1:13 pm

      Yes he is. I think he’s a keeper. I’ve kind of grown fond of the little guy. Just don’t tell him that okay. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    10/06/2014 at 12:41 pm

    We’ve seen those Kong toys in the pet store – most pups seem to really have fun with them and I guess they have a kitty version but my treat dispenser is my Dad – all I have to do is go sit at his feet when he’s in the recliner and STARE AT HIM…..he knows “the look” and gives me a few treats! I’m glad the Kong worked for Houdini!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 1:14 pm

      Snorts. I know that look as well cousin. I do it to mommy all of the time. This little guy though – he needs to be kept busy… away from biting my tail – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    10/06/2014 at 12:47 pm

    That Kong is perfect for Houdini. He has way more patience than me. If the treat doesn’t come out of mine in 30 seconds, I give up and walk away. Or stare at Mom with the skunk eye.

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 1:14 pm

      Snorticles. Houdini is so young that he doesn’t know any better – yet. XOXO – Bacon

  5. The Canadian Cats

    10/06/2014 at 2:31 pm

    We’re really happy that something is working for Houdinis teething problem. Sorry we couldn’t help but, well we couldn’t.

    Have a fun day with your bro Bacon….even if he is a dog.

    (((Shoko and Kali)))

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 3:37 pm

      Snorts – thanks my sweet friends. I really appreciate that! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Molly The Wally

    10/06/2014 at 2:34 pm

    We can think of a couple of people who could do with a giant kong LOL. We always used raw hide chews and still do. Keeps the furniture intact. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks sweet Molly. I think mom bought some of them as well. She was trying to find anything that would work for the little guy 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  7. Lassie and Benji

    10/06/2014 at 2:35 pm

    The thought of the Daddy Kong toy is hilarious!

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 3:38 pm

      I know! It was so huge. I couldn’t believe the size of it. Daddy was having a snort of a good time with playing around with it in the store. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. I still say mommy should get that kong for daddy – snorts

  8. Reilly & Denny

    10/06/2014 at 3:24 pm

    Kongs are good too…we agree about the toys and another good idea is to swap them out each week so that he always feels he is getting new ones to play with each week

    • PigLove

      10/06/2014 at 3:40 pm

      Another brilliant idea – thanks my friend. I will also pass this on to mom. XOXO – Bacon

  9. pawedblog

    10/06/2014 at 5:19 pm

    Awwww perfectly Houdini sized! well they both are, in different ways 🙂
    Hugs, Carrie & Pups x

    • PigLove

      10/07/2014 at 9:46 am

      Snorticles – so very true. I’m trying to get mommy to get the bigger one for daddy for Christmas. I want to see him bounce that thing around and get his ‘treats’ out of it – evil snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • pawedblog

        10/07/2014 at 5:18 pm

        I’d like to see that too!! Pics please 😉 x

      • PigLove

        10/07/2014 at 11:07 pm

        Snorts. You my friend are an enabler. Putting it on my Santa list now for daddy. XOXO – Bacon

  10. gentlestitches

    10/06/2014 at 8:30 pm

    OMP! I didn’t know they made kongs that big. I also swap toys here but “someone” (looking at Jack) has a tendency toward murder of toys. Our Kong is intact and our squirrel from Georgia. I of course knit them toys from time to time. Houdini is just pure cute ❤

    • PigLove

      10/07/2014 at 9:52 am

      aaww thank you Auntie Sharon. He is kind of cute… only you know in a big brotherly way from my eyes – snorts. You won’t believe what I saw on mom’s Amazon account that she ordered for the little guy. Insert rolling eyes here – it’s too much. Really. Shakes piggy head. Just wait until it comes in. You’ll say the same thing. XOXO – Bacon

  11. sue ellen

    10/07/2014 at 12:45 am

    TAIL BITES!!!!!! YIKES !!!! =/

    • PigLove

      10/07/2014 at 9:53 am

      Tell me about it! That little guy has the jaws of life! XOXO – Bacon

  12. The Mad Hooligan Chronicles

    10/07/2014 at 8:25 am

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kong that size! Ellie

    • PigLove

      10/07/2014 at 10:02 am

      I know! It was so huge! Mommy said she couldn’t not take a picture to share. No one would believe how big it was. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Nylabluesmum

    10/14/2014 at 8:14 pm

    Guud newz ’bout da baby Kong fer Houdini!
    Phankz Mistur Brent fer helpin so me sweetpiggieboyfurend did not lose hiz cute piggie tail 😉
    3.10 lbz?? Wow da poochie iz a heffer!!! MOL!
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too ❤ ❤ ❤


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