Monday, February 27, 2012

"Which Toy" Game

Every owner has interactive games which they play with their canines. Hide 'n Seek. Fetch. Tug 'o War. Some are traditional, others original. I even own a book "Beyond Fetch"--which I've recommended on this blog--about being creative when it comes to interactive play!! "Beyond Fetch", by Caroline Coile is an excellent reference book!! I enjoyed it, anyway!! A particular "game" that Rose and I play together is neither traditional, nor original. I made it up!! Yep!! I am not sure, exactly, what to call it, so.... "Which Toy" game? I hold twain saliva-stained plush squeaky animals, one in each hand. Then I ask a question. "Which one do you want?" I squeeze their squeakers. Repeatedly. Then, my bright girl "chooses" one!! This is a fun, mind-stimulating game, which we both enjoy!! Earlier today, I was playing it with Rose. In one hand, I held Curious George, her orange-colored monkey. In the other was Sugar, the pink kitty. Squeak!! Squeak!! Squeak!! Squeak!! Squeak!! Then.... The question. "Which one do you want?" Usually in this instance, Rose's head will shift from hand to hand. I can almost see her making the important "decision".... Not earlier this afternoon!! Today, I watched, as Rose's expressive colossal brown eyes moved slowly from Curious George, to Sugar. Back and forth, back and forth. Finally, Rose's head turned to her right. Now those eyes were playfully mischievous!! I have seen them like this before. Countless times!! She pranced over to Rose, her baby blue-hued puppy toy, which lie, abandoned, on our great room carpet. Then, like a wild hawk hunting, my mongrel swooped down, and grabbed that puppy!! I laughed so hard, Rose began to seemingly wonder what was so funny!! I then embraced her, and stroked Rose's velvet-soft fur. But I could not stop laughing!! Rule breaker!! That is not how you play the game....!!

7 comments:

charlene and Storm said...

ha ha nice one rose you keep her guessing LOL!!!

Raelyn said...

charlene and Storm....
Thank-you for the comment!!
That's right!! Rose was breaking a rule and keeping me guessing!! That's my girl.... ;op

Stacey said...

Oh she sounds so cute!! And very smart too. Very well written Raelyn!

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yes, Rose is very smart.... ;op

lifewithmydogs said...

That is so hilariously cute! What a cheeky girl that Rose is :P

lifewithmydogs said...

That is just hilarious!!! And cute!!! What a clever little girl, that Rose :P

Raelyn said...

lifewithmydogs....
Thank-you for the comment(s)!! ;-}
Oh, Rose is beyond clever.... She's downright tricky!! ;op