Category Archives: doggy playtime

A “Quiet” Saturday Morning

A few weeks ago we decided to try having Bess pup sleep uncrated upstairs with Bonnie, Belle and Greg and I.  After a week getting used to the new arrangement it’s working out well and the crate will be taken down and stored for some future use.

Our weekday wake up time is 5:00am but on weekends I like to try and sleep in a bit so last night I asked the pups if we could please sleep in until 6:00am.  This morning at 5:30am I woke up to see Bess puppy standing over me with her stuffed toy in her mouth asking me if we could please, please get up.  Since it was at least past 5:00am I agreed much to her delight.

It’s finally warm enough to have the windows open and I’ve enjoyed a peaceful morning listening to the birds as I’ve been working on typing up Sunday’s bulletin.   As seen in the following pictures taken this morning the pups and Lucy kitty enjoyed the lazy quiet start as much as I did.   Linus didn’t get in on the picture taking as he ran upstairs to go snuggle with Greg.

Of course the quiet of the morning has been interspersed with multiple trips outside, a few roughhousing playtimes between all three pups and multiple leave it, gives, and redirection for our pup who is still learning what she can chew on. Plus a give command  and a reminder for Belle to not chew on my shoe, yes the shoe was put up and she had to reach for that tasty morsel. Yep, we’re always learning and no, she hasn’t done that for a long, long time.

Oh and Lucy has left her computer supervisor position to go to her perch on top of Greg’s recliner where she surveys her kingdom and keeps the rest of us in line.

Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday!

Lucy Kitty, my computer buddy

Lucy Kitty, my computer buddy

Bonnie and Bess

Bonnie and Bess

Belle

Belle

Belle and Bonnie

Belle and Bonnie

Bess

Bess

Tug of War and Keep Away

A few days ago I washed the pups old but beloved stuffed, (well mostly unstuffed since part of the “fun” of these toys seems to be taking the stuffing out) animals. When they were dry I scattered them on the floor and stood back to see what would happen.  Belle was the first to make her choice.  Then a couple of minutes later they began a three way tug of war.  Finally Bess got a little sassy as only little sisters can and taunted her sisters with the prized toy of the minute in a glorious game of keep away!  They all had a fun time.

Freshly Washed Toys!

Freshly Washed Toys!

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So many to choose from

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Three way tug!

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Hey, girls look what I have!

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Do you want it?

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Nope I don’t think so!

Sneaky Pups!

We have sneaky, sneaky pups! This morning Belle came up to me while I was working at the computer and gave my hand a little lick. I turned to her and said “Belle, do you need some loving” and proceeded to pet her. She sat by me for a few seconds then replied in her doggy way, “No, I just wanted to take your attention away from Bonnie so she could snatch the washcloth off of the table.” “I’m going to go play with her now!”

I went into the living room to find both pups having a wonderful time playing a slow motion version of tug of war. When they saw me little Miss Belle, who had the wash cloth at that moment shook it off of her head so that it fell to the floor and looked at me as if to say,”Come play! This is fun!”

Of course we all know that when I traded the pups one of their toys for the washcloth so they could continue their game they promptly lost interest.

Oh you pups!