As you know Stan is an official taste tester for Wagg Foods and a proud member of Dalton’s gang. Here is his special badge -
This means we have a good supply of Wagg treats for training and even better recently we have been taste testing the new range of biscuits from Wagg. These are Wagg MMM’s and they come in four tasty flavours. Chicken, Liver, Salmon and……. oh, no that’s it, that is the three new flavours. Stan wanted four but the last one could not be done, not even by the great biscuit makers at Wagg. Read to the bottom for a great competition that is all about the mystery missing flavour!
Today I used the supply of new biscuits for Stan and Tommy’s reading lesson. Have a look at how they got on……
First I set up their reading cards, they are working on three new words right now – liver, chicken and salmon. For their first try they had the boxes as clues to help them out.
Stan had the first turn and he was told to read the word liver – as you can see he got it right so he was allowed to eat the liver flavoured biscuit.
Next he correctly read the chicken and salmon cards and was rewarded with the biscuits.
As he had done such a good job it was time to make the task more difficult and remove the visual clues….
The Wagg MMM’s boxes were removed…..
Now Tommy joined in as well. Tommy was asked to read the word chicken, while Stan had to select salmon. Both got it right first time they are such good readers!
I will carry on with their reading lessons and let you know how they get on soon. Stan has already begun to read an online magazine regulary – Your Pet Magazine, while Tommy subscribes to Border Collie World which can be purchased from The Border Collie Trust – the subscription is used to help support the dogs in the kennels.
I then decided to make use of the reading cards to do some taste testing to see which biscuit flavour they liked best – Stan was still moaning about the missing fourth flavour, more about that later…..
The reading cards were turned over and the dogs told to sit close by. I asked them to close their eyes while I placed one biscuit on each card. Once the biscuits were in their proper places I told the dogs to open their eyes again while I explained what they needed to do. Stan listened very carefully while Tommy gazed at the biscuits and drooled a bit!
Stan gave each biscuit a careful sniffing, turning each over and sniffing at both sides. Then he selected the liver flavoured biscuit which he took over to his bed to munch on.
Next is was Tommy’s turn and he was very excited about being allowed to take part in such an important grown up task – usually all the taste testing for Wagg is done by Stan with Tommy watching and sometimes getting a few left over crumbs for being good….
Tommy rushed up to the first sheet which had the chicken flavoured biscuit and without pausing he scoffed it down in one gulp – I’m pretty sure it was gone far too fast for him to be able to taste anything!
Next it was onto the liver flavoured biscuit – he leapt over to it before the chicken one had even gone from his jaws and it was gone in a flash!
Less than a hop or skip away lay the salmon flavoured biscuit and in a blink of your eye it followed the other two before he did a lap of honour of the kitchen hunting for any missed crumbs – when he calmed down his verdict was his favourite biscuit is all of them!
Stan of course was meant to be training Tommy in biscuit testing methodology and he claims he took this role very seriously – he only spent a few seconds distracted by his Meercat teddy!
So to summarise -
- Stan says go to the pet shop and buy Wagg MMM’s liver flavour biscuits as a Christmas gift for your four-legged pals.
- Tommy says go to the pet shop and buy Wagg MMM’s all three flavour biscuits as a Christmas gift for your four-legged pals!
- Both dogs say if you don’t have a dog but still want to nip out and buy some Wagg MMM’s they will be very happy to help out by eating them for you!
Now who likes competitions? We love them. The dogs especially like them when they can eat the prize! Well we are holding a competition where you can win some Wagg MMM’s – Tommy has suggested the prize should be an empty box but I promise it will be an unopened not tasted box just for your pet! We are going to give away three boxes (all with the biscuits still inside!) over the next couple of weeks and the for the first competition you have to try and guess what the missing flavour is!
If Stan could have any flavour on the planet in his biscuits what would he choose? The biscuit makers at Wagg are very good and could produce tasty biscuits flavoured in many varieties but even they could not make the ones Stan wanted or they would have got into trouble…. so what do you think my boy wanted to taste in the box? Answers in the comments section please! (Oh and Dalton I think you are not allowed to enter as you have enough biscuits already!)
If you don’t live in the UK we are sorry but we can’t post the biscuits to you as it costs too much – you can still enter and we will send you one biscuit and give the others to rescue dogs in your name, so no matter where you live please still feel free to try and guess the secret naughty flavour!