I think it is funny how dogs want to possess everything; especially if another animal has it. Louise and Sofie only want a toy if the other is playing with it, and then….. oh my goodness, the whining that comes out of Sofie is ridiculous. I really am going to have to get a tape recorder and have you all listen because it is like the world has ended and she really is in pain. “Mommy, Louise has this…. Louise is taking the ring…. look Mommy, it’s mine… mine….MINE!” Now I can’t say that Lulu is much better because just when things calm down she goes and steals something from Sofie’s pile. The other day I gave them both bones before I went to the store, so that they might behave for C while I was gone. Well I came home to find that one bone was played with while the other was almost perfect.
They only want what the other has. I never know if I should buy two of the same bones or toys, or just one. They both play with the same one until it is destroyed, eaten, or taken away by me, so why bother getting two. Currently, their favorite backyard toy (which actually I think has sneaked into the house, because I just put it in the toy bin (come to think of it)), is a destroyed soft frisbee that Mojo’s humans were going to throw out because he had eaten out the center. Well, not only do they love it, but it also has become a favorite of Miss Kitty. Kitty likes to roll on top of it and cover it with her fluffy body. She thinks that Sofie can’t see her hiding it. You can imaging the pandemonium that ensues when Sofie realizes that Kitty is trying to pull a fast one on her.
Another interesting dynamic is that Lulu likes me to pull the rings and gets really ticked off when Sofie hones in on the play. So I got a three ring pull, but they both want to tug on the same ring. Hummmm…. very interesting.
One of my greatest pleasures is watching my two goofballs play. They are silly and funny and just make me stop for a minute in my busy day and remember what is important. Now don’t go telling them the truth – all the toys really are mine!