Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Treat bag

I don't know why I've never bought a treat/reward bag until today.   Maybe because they remind me of fanny packs--those  wonderfully convenient but hopelessly frumpy appendages that so many of us used to wear sprouting from around our middles.  Some people still wear them.  They are people who value substance over style, function over form, comfort over looks.  Solid, self confident people.  I value comfort and much to my husband's dismay almost exclusively wear room-for-my-toes shoes like Birkenstocks, but I draw the line at wearing a fanny pack!

Still, when I was picking up dog food today and the display of treat bags caught my eye (as they were designed to do,) I decided to buy one.  We'll be starting to play around with backyard agility soon, so a treat bag will be handy to have. 

The bags are named "Biscuit Buddy."  Isn't that cute?  (We watched an episode of "Allie McBeal" while we were in Virginia.  Remember "The Biscuit?")

The top of the bag is semi-rigid allowing the bag to stay open to make for easy retrieval of the treats. 

There is also a drawstring that closes the bag preventing access to the treats.  (This will be important later.) 

It is hard to see in this photo (maybe even impossible, but I included the photo because of my sweet Darby in the background!) but there are two ways to attach the bag to oneself -- a snap hook on a swivel and a clip to slip over a belt or waistband.  The bag is machine washable.  All-in-all, I think it is a well-designed bag.

Darby and Pumpkin discovered it immediately.  Here we are sitting on the stairs with Darby nosing around the bag. 

Pumpkin joined her immediately, 
 and worked her schnoz into the top of the bag.

But, ha-HA!  That little drawstring kept the top of the bag closed tight and the girls had to wait for me (and my age-spotted hand) to give them a treat!

So, as I said, I think it is a well designed bag and I would recommend it to anyone.  But, I'm holding out on the BEST part of all! 

See that little zipper there on the side?  It's big enough to stash some things like money, a lip gloss, keys, etc.  Maybe even a cell phone. 

So, this little Biscuit Buddy treat bag is really just a FANNY PACK in disguise!

I can't wait to wear it!


Elizabeth said...

I confess, I am one of those "solid, self-confident" types. In fact, I wore the blaring red fanny pack to training last night (and for all 32 weeks of training). (but only because I couldn't find the treat bags at Petco, and the fanny pack was, frankly, better than the Home Depot tool apron that some others had on.)

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! My person has one but never uses it. I personally feel treats would be more readily available and less digging to keep "Moi" from getting bored. Thanks!

scotsmad said...

SHE needs one of those. SHE's not a fan of 'bum bags' (fanny has a different meaning in Oz). But loves the Birkenstocks!

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Boo's Mom said...

Elizabeth, I think a fanny pack makes a lot of sense in some situations like agility classes--you're probably too young to remember when people wore them EVERYWHERE. To work, church, etc. Buddy, maybe your person will try the treat bag; I'll let her know how it goes with mine. Daisy and Co, Birkenstocks are soooo nice. They stopped making my favorite sandals -- their Tatami brand -- darn it!!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Ahhh! Don't let my mommy hear you say anything bad about fanny packs -- she wears them ALL THE TIME! That's her "pocketbook." Ever since her mommy got knocked down in a shopping center parking lot, she hasn't worn a pocketbook unless she has somewhere special to go. Many years ago, someone in a car passed by and grabbed her mommy's shoulder bag, but it got caught on some of the shopping bags she was holding in her hand, and she fell to the ground. Sad there are horrible people in this world. :(

Mommy just bought a treat bag a few weeks ago for the very first time --- she uses it in my classes (it has magnet closures instead of string).

Woofs & hugs,