Sunday, December 18, 2011

Driving Tucker......... Crazy

It all began when we stopped at PetCo. While hubby was looking at aquaria, I perused the open bins of dog biscuits. As I looked at the green dog bones a vision flashed through my old feeble brain. I saw a doggie treat wreath! I bought a pound of green dog bone biscuits and two pressed rawhide red bells. On the trip home, and for the next few days, I let the idea percolate. Then I began to drive Tucker crazy!

I found a large cardboard box and laid the dog
bones out in a circle to get an idea of size.

I sat by my mom's elbow looking really cute. 
I was hoping she'd give me a dog treat. 
I didn't even drool....much!

I used my nesting mixing bowls to trace circles 
to create two wreath shapes, and cut them out.

I stayed near the table. Staring at  the dog
treats. I tried practicing levitation.....
Sadly, it didn't work.

I glued the cardboard circles together to make a
sturdier form. After the glue was dry I hand 
stitched burlap on either side of the wreath form 
using green DMC floss. 

I kept sticking my nose into mom's work.
She didn't like it... but that thing she
was holding smelled like dog biscuits....
even though I couldn't find them no 
matter where I put my nose!

I cut the burlap about 1 1/2" around the outside
and inside of the 'wreath'. Then I pulled the 
threads of the burlap apart to 'ravel' the edges. 

My mom got the dog biscuits out again 
and placed them around that thing.
I scored! She couldn't stand the
plaintive, pitiful, poor, pathetic
look on my sweet, little, fuzzy face!!

That's me... balancing a dog biscuit
on my nose. Don't cha love my 
red eyes? They aren't really red. 
Mom thought they looked Christmassy 
with the green dog treat!

I fired up the hot glue gun and made loops
with green grosgrain ribbon. I tried to make 
the loops tight enough to hold the bones, 
but loose enough so the bones could be 
removed to give to good dogs!

I'm a good dog!!

I drilled holes in the top of the rawhide
bells and tied them on the wreath with
red ribbon.

Picture me smiling. 
I got to eat the crumbs!

The wreath was cute, but lacked something.
I made a trip to the craft store and bought a
spray of glittery 'berries' which I pulled off
and glued between each dog biscuit.

Are they edible?
They don't smell very good!

Ta daaaaaa! 

Now can I eat it?

The wreath will be a gift for Tucker to 
take to his dog sitter over Christmas.
She can pull dog bones out of the loops
to reward dogs for being good.

Why don't cha just give them to me now?!

I'll give you the leftover dog treats.
If you are good, that is.

I'm always good!


  1. WOW! That is a beautiful wreath! No wonder Tucker was drooling.

    Cindy Bee

  2. Samson Says: Poor Tucker, no mommy should be allowed to let her dog suffer with longing and anticipation like that.

  3. awww so cute...and here I was thinking I am a nice dog mummy for taking the time to hook the garden hose up to the utility sink to give Nardia a warm bath lol
    Though she did get a doggy treat afterwards :)

    Blessings Kelsie

  4. That is beautiful! You are so creative! And Tucker is such a good boy!

  5. Only a hard-hearted mother could ignore her "baby's" longing for a treat!


  6. That is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I love it; what a great idea.
    P.S. You might want to email me your address; I'm guessing you missed last week's post (you won! ;o)

  7. You are so creative! That is really neat!


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