One of North's all-time favorite treats is an antler — he's had it for almost an entire year, and their love affair is still going strong! By the look on this pup's face, my dog is not alone in his adoration.There are three reasons that I love treating him to this special toy, no matter what season it is:
First off, the Antlerz he has were naturally shed. No deer or elk were harmed to create this plaything and it's so eco-tastic to boot! Secondly, while he gnaws on it daily, after my examination, he still made no progress after months and months of work (unlike a rawhide he can finish in a few days . . . or hours)! And, last but definitely not least is the smell. As in none! That's right, it doesn't stink much like other natural dog chews, there's no discernible odor and no staining on my rugs either. Looks like we're both happy!
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The great thing about using deer décor is that you can easily rearrange pieces you already have to create a holiday-ready effect. Drape a Ghost Antler Coat Rack with tinsel, or arrange deer statues on a pretty doily, surrounded by silver ornaments.
Looking to add another reindeer to your holiday decorating? Then check out my finds below.
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Reindeer are mostly known for pulling Santa's sleigh or sporting an occasional glowing red nose, but have you ever stopped to learn more about them? We've all seen the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on TV at one time or another and can probably recite the names of Santa's top eight without a problem. Here's your chance to find out how much you know about real reindeer.
I've found us the perfect item for a special holiday edition of Would You Eat This. You may have heard of duck or goose paté, but how about reindeer paté? It's a paté made from cuts of Swedish Artic Reindeer meat, cognac and spices. It's supposed to go great on buttered toast with a glass of brandy. It makes me sad to think I'd be munching down on Dancer, Prancer or one of Santa's other reindeer, however it probably wouldn't stop me from trying it. How about you guys, would you give it a try?