When I was a child, I eagerly watched out the window for the mail truck and skipped excitedly to the mailbox to see what had arrived. That same elation about the mail carriers ascent up our porch steps every day lives on in my dogs. Well, two of my dogs. Wilhelm and Brychwyn love to say hello to the mail carrier and are happy dogs when they see whatever he or she leaves, even if it isn't for pets. Huxley exuberantly greets any delivery person but when it comes to what they have left behind, he is less enthused. Of course, I think it is wonderful that Huxley is such a people puppy but I yearn for him to gain enrichment through the wonder of opening what the delivery people bring. So I seized an opportunity to have a BarkBox® delivered in hopes of teaching Huxley that a box on the porch means more than greeting whoever left it.
BarkBox day together was a one of a kind experience for Huxley and me, especially since a pet subscription box has never really been of interest. Learning about new pet products is one of my hobbies but I get plenty of that in my sometimes bi-weekly visits to our three local pet supply shops. When my favorite pet boutiques don't have what I want, I order pet supplies online. Until BarkBox challenged me to think about how my pets react to deliveries, I believed the pets had enough regular enriching experiences with revealing the mystery of what was in a box of items for them. But Huxley was missing out. So when I saw the mail truck approach on BarkBox day, Wilhelm and Brychwyn were given treats in their crates so that Huxley and I could answer the door together.