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The (Pug) Hunger Games

I’m always looking for new ways to keep HRH amused, so when a call for volunteers came out from UofT’s CoCoDev Lab, I gleefully signed Lola Pug up to be a test subject. I mean – what better way for her to have fun than to play with new games and puzzles. And maybe I could learn a thing or two from the brainiac experts in the room.

Lola wasn’t sure what was up, but she sure was crazy-face excited to be there.

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She had a sniff around and settled in a bit..then it was time to LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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She eventually sort of kind of figured out this one…okay. Not really. But we laughed an appropriate amount watching her try to figure out what it was that got the kibble flowing.

(Editors note: It should be noted that when a certain little someone wasn’t getting more kibble from the magic box, she started shouting at it. Guess what? Shouting doesn’t get you anywhere. It just makes the human monkeys laugh.  And so the lesson ends.)

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On to the next game…and she’s having FUN!

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Studying hard…

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…full steam ahead…

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…studying hard again…

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…why do all the hard work when you can simply stare at the human until they become uncomfortable and they just do it all for you? Like they should have in the first place?

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I think that we learned a WHOLE LOT about PUG cognition today. Don’t know about those other dogs, but Lola P knows her place in the world, that’s for sure.

40 minutes passed by SO quickly. Thanks, again, to the fabulous, smart, and super friendly team who are doing this great research, and we hope to see you again at another session.

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If you want to learn more about the canine (and human) cognitive research being done at the University of Toronto – at least as far as this project is concerned – you can visit the CoCoDev Lab website, or go to Emma Tecwyn’s blog (Emma is the person holding LP in the photo above) for more photos and details.

See you next week for a whole new adventure!

 

 

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The Easter Puggie

IT’S HOLIDAY TIME!

And at Casa Lola, there’s only ONE thing to do on a holiday…

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I love how into the spirit of things she gets.

But never fear, Pug, there’s *always* something in it for you, too.

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Lola and I stick to the fun bits of most holidays, and for me, Easter is all about bunnies and chicks and chocolate and egg hunts and the promise of spring. So what’s not to love?

But back to the egg hunts.

The chocolate is for me, not for LP, so this morning, I thought someone would enjoy getting her breakfast in a slightly more fun way.

Eggs filled with kibble were hidden at pug eye level…

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…and I set the pug bunny loose to see if she could sniff out her treats.

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Lola Pug not only found the eggs, but she also very quickly figured out that stomping on them made them crack open and spill forth their breakfasty goodness.

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Eight Easter eggs later…

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Not only was breakfast served, but we had a total riot running around Casa Lola looking for eggs, hunting for spilled kibble and knocking all sorts of things over.

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So perhaps the dressing up part isn’t so bad when you consider all of the fun that comes with it.

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover and happy hunting to all of our friends today!

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