Games Pet People Play
What games do you like to play with your dogs and cats, or what kind of games do they like to play with each other? Either real games, or games as in "his girlfriend is playing games with his emotions!"
I LOVE watching my cats play with each other. The other day I saw a usual game. Tarzan was in the living room of the apartment and heard Catfish jumping off the bed in the bedroom. Quickly, he ran and hid under a round end table covered with material. It was hilarious, because I knew what he was doing--waiting for Catfish to saunter by unaware. As soon as he did, Tarzan leaped out, Catfish jumped in surprise and the chase was on. I see Catfish do this to Tarzan outside all of the time. Hide behind a bush, wait for Tarzan and then POUNCE. They both also get into wild moods where they go nuts over the feather at the end of the fishing-pole type toy or with little toy mice they bat around like mad.
The dogs will chase balls, but they usually don't want to bring them back. They think the game is to play keep-away.I tried frisbee, but they just look at it stupidly and make no attempt to catch it. I used to play tug with them when they were younger. Tramp especially loved that game when she was alive. She growl constantly during tuggy time. Sometimes two dogs would play tug with a toy, but once Scooter joined the pack I didn't encourage that, because, as you know, he has bully, bossy tendencies that must not be encouraged!
And then there's the mind games. Scooter finishes his chewie treat first in the morning. Then he'll go to the door and act excited, which brings the other dogs to the door. But when I open it, he won't go out, he wants to rush back in to pick up the treat that Zoe left unattended when she fell for his ruse and ran to the door. I know this is all an evil plan of his! He's very clever!
So let us know what fun things your gang enjoys doing! Pictured above is Scooter, bottom, enjoying time with his best friend, Freeway, who we don't get to see any more because he moved to North Carolina. He used to live in Nashville with my friend, Laura, and we'd go visit for the weekend or she'd come here for a few days. She and Freeway were two of the guests at the infamous Christmas Brawl of 2004. Scooter and Freeway,when together, would wrestle almost CONSTANTLY! They wore each other OUT. A good thing. :)
posted by Sandy at 3/09/2007 07:50:00 AM