Teaser dog

Barklessdog's thread about ruined items reminded me of something EL D has been doing lately. Down in the basement I had a box of plastic tubes from a old hobby. Anytime EL D would go downthere he would nose around looking for stuff to get into and would inevitably take one of the plastic tubes to chew on. I would simply take them away from him because he would eat some of the chewedup bits and I didn't want him chewing on them anyway. Well now he'll go down in the basement any chance he can get and head right for the plastic tubes. Then he'll take one and throw it around on the basement floor so it makes noises and then pointedly bring it to me and throw it down - like a challenge. Then he'll run the other way 😃
I really wonder sometimes what he'd say if he could speak human-talk.

Basenji Mix

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Then he'll take one and throw it around on the basement floor so it makes noises and then pointedly bring it to me and throw it down - like a challenge. Then he'll run the other way 😃
I really wonder sometimes what he'd say if he could speak human-talk.

He is saying "Let's play Mom! C'mon throw it for me - I'll get it!"
🙂

Could be, today he started doing this with some plastic bags he found in the basement.

Be careful that they are not white PVC plumbing tubes . They are toxic. Don't let them chew on them, they are soft plastic.

Thanks for the tip Barklessdog I didn't know that - they weren't PVC anyway - I try to get them away from him as don't want him eating plastic of any kind.

LOL reminds me that just yesterday morning I was getting ready to go into the shower and had not shut the door yet and I heard Trixie skidding into our bedroom (we have hardwood floors) and the little beastie had my sunglasses!! She looked right at me and ran back out so of course I chased her. LOL This is our game we play everyday, she brings me something she is not supposed to have and runs! LOL

When Cory and Jayden get into something special (in their eyes) that they suspect they aren't supposed to have, they go and hide in a chair so they can examine it and chew it in private. There is no "Let's go show Mom!". Often Cory will rat Jayden out. She will make such a fuss that I've learned to recognize her "tattling" ruckus. If I want to get on the computer, I have to secure them in the room with me or put them outside. If not, Jayden WILL find something for them to get into. He is tall for a basenji and I swear he can use his front paws like hands!

Pat

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