Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Down In The Valley


I sometimes wonder if Tibby likes me.
I think she does, but it's hard to tell.
It would be nice to rewind and start over when she was a puppy.
Maybe then I could figure out how to play with her.
I try.
But I guess I'm not a very fun person.
I never knew playing could be so difficult.
Too excited - not enough excited.  And I'm never right.
It would be nice if she would learn to speak English and tell me what she wants.

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Logan and Lexi have learned to sit if they want something. All I have to do is hold it up and ask "Want?" If that's the right thing, then they sit. If they don't sit, then I haven't found what they want yet.

We're still working on more abstract concepts like "Want Daycare?" or "Want Park?" I know the answer is probably "yes," but they usually don't sit. So I'm not sure the concept translates to intangible ideas.

Not quite English, but it's a start. :)

K-Koira said...

How does she play with other dogs? I find this to be a great indicator of how to play with your dog in a way they enjoy. Pallo's favorite interactive game to play (because I don't consider fetch to be very interactive) is "bitey face". Koira likes playing "kick the puppy" or "burglar".

Catalina said...

Kimberly - LOL! I'll have to start doing that - almost like sign language for dogs! Cute idea :)

Koira - Heh, this is the reason I get into trouble with Tibby. She plays pretty rough with other dogs - smacks them in the head, tries to sit on them/puts her tail in their face. But if I try to get down on the floor and play like that with her - I either am not playing the right way: too soft OR if I try to get her to play 'bitey face' with my hand or pinch her feet ect. she looks at me like I'm crazy.

Her favorite game is chase, but I don't really want to encourage ME chasing HER any more than we already do! If she wants to chase me that would be nice for a change LOL!