Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday mischief

The pack all enjoy chewing and there are always a good selection of things to chew. Whenever I purchase antlers or hooves I always make sure to get one for each of them. It wouldn't be fair to bring in tasty new chew things without everyone having their own.

Recently I bought hooves. Seven hooves, one for each member of the pack.  You can imagine their delight as the bag opened and the scent wafted through. Each of them had to sit and take their hoof nicely then they were off to find a comfy spot to chew.

For Bill and Azule it was, as always, the bed. (I put down an extra blanket and/or a sheet to keep the bedding as clean as possible. We don't want hoof juices on the bedding!)


Notice anything wrong with that picture?


That is Azule with two hooves.  She has a very bad habit of always taking Bill's. He isn't one to resist, he simply turns his head and allows her to casually take it. Azule can only chew on one at a time so she often will just leave the second one within easy reach, just close enough to her that Bill won't take it back.  Then Bill comes to me, head down, looking sad and stares at me until I clue in.  I get his hoof back and a few minutes later, the process is repeated. After about five or six times, Azule gives up and shares. Until the next time we get new hooves or antlers.

13 comments:

  1. As soon as you mentioned one for each....we knew some pup would have more than one!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Later that night Hiker had five in her crate!

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  2. Ha ha as bad a children with toys they don't want to share. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. The one that somebody else had is always better.

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  3. Ahahaha!!! I guess Azule didn't get the memo that sharing is caring? Bill is a sweetheart to let her take advantage of his generous personality like that. :)

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    1. Bill is just so laid back. I find it amusing how he comes to me for "help" in getting it back.

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  4. Tsk, tsk, selfish Azule. You have to learn how to share! At least Bill has the gumption to tell you about it.

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    1. I sometimes wish Bill had the gumption to tell Azule to leave him alone!

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  5. Oooo, stinky hooves! Kaya & Normans like to swap a lot, always thinking the other dog has something better:)

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    1. It seems that once the hooves are chewed a bit they are even better to steal.

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  6. Bill, you must be a pacifist at heart. :-) Smart move asking your human to intervene!

    Susan and Wrigs

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  7. Riley would do the exact same thing as Azule! (Wait, I shouldn't have said "would do," Riley "does do" the exact same thing). Except Chloe is not as laid back about having her treats taken as Bill is! Chloe will growl and show teeth, and *most* of the time Riley will back off. And of course, Riley doesn't like it if Chloe comes over and takes a treat from her, but she is a bit laid back about it (surprisingly), and usually just lets it happen. They have a strange, strange relationship...what can I say?? :)

    Elyse (and Riley)

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