|Our cute puppy!|
|Our resident nanny, The Kraken|
By play, I mean, he's currently in the human finger chewing stage. Unless he's out cold, if you try to pet him (which you really want to do b/c he feels like one of those plush teddy bears), he considers this to be a form of play and tries to chew on your fingers. Luckily, his teeth aren't anywhere near as big as The Kraken's and his mouth is very easy to pry open (unlike hers, who as a puppy could be lifted by her Frisbee two feet in the air, her teeth clamped firmly around the thing), so he doesn't hurt, but still. It's not a very guest-friendly type of thing (so sorry friend, the puppy sheds and gnaws on your fingers, hope you don't mind! Yeah, right). Removing your fingers from his mouth and replacing with a chew toy doesn't work. Unfortunately, the chew toys don't taste as good as fingers. (Hey, dog toy manufacturers, make a chew toy that looks, smells and feels like fingers, and you'll make a fortune!)
Another game is the chase game. Sir Poops A Lot and The Kraken LOVE to run around the backyard chasing each other. Chase always seems to end in tackle-and-roll-around-while-growling-and-sounding-ferocious. We've had two dogs before (Jaws and Hell Hound), but they sure didn't play like this. It's fun to watch these two roll around, tags wagging while growling and sounding for all the world like they are about to rip out each other's throats (don't worry, they aren't going to, they are playing).
Playing is an important part of a dog's life, apparently. Just like it is with children. Like it should be with adults. As we grow up, we seem to loose our desire to play, although sometimes it comes out in little ways. Like hobbies or reading.
Speaking of reading, I have a third book in the Demon Huntress series coming out sometime next year. The first two books, Demon Lore and Demon Kissed, are out now! If you haven't checked them out, you should try them. Amazon has them discounted.
Until next time, keep those fingers out of puppies' mouths and Happy Reading!
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