Argh… around 11am the clouds started covering the sky and took over the sunshine. A chill filled the air.
Well… it IS Spring afterall and the weather always gets confused this time of year.
But, no bother. We all moved inside and the games continued.
The puppies ran up and down the stairs, teased eachother with toys, played keep away & chase, wrestled, etc.
Come the afternoon the skies decided to drop rain and hail for a few minutes. Senna didn't feel it at all during one of his ventures out back.
The small pellets of hail melted between my fingers when I pulled them from his fur one at a time.
Poor Vinnie tried and tried to win tug-a-war with big Buster. His new tactic was to lay down and use his weight... but Buster just pulled him around. Too funny to watch. Vinnie was defeated in the battle but not the war. In the game of tug-a-war, SIZE counts but no one told Vinnie that and he kept trying.
Another favorite game of theirs was the game of keep-away. In this game speed and manoeuvrability is the best weapon and Senna and Vinnie have an abundance of that. It was a hoot to watch. Marc and I found ourselves cheering them along and betting on who would win!
Even Buster kept up with the games most of the time and … all the dogs were out like a light at bedtime.
Dogs are fascinating. They can be so creative when it comes to playing with eachother.
They make doggie friends so fast and best friends even faster!
There is so much more to them than meets the eye.
Needless to say, by the afternoon my cheeks were sore from smiling and laughing so much!
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not all fun and games...
I have to clean and disinfect, referee, say “NO NO” to stuff they want to chew on, pick up poo, keep a constant eye on each dog to avert those looking for trouble, feed and water, put to bed, distract from excessive barking, etc.
But I also get to give massages, entertain, play with, and soothe and cuddle them.
In return they teach me...
- be joyful
- live simply
- be honest in the moment
- be loving
- show my feelings
- respect others
- smell what is in the wind
Of course I'm picking and choosing what I learn. Some things like eating poop is better left to the dogs!