A friend gave Cubbie a new toy. It’s some type of furry creature (with eyes) attached to a ball. The ball is battery operated and rolls all across the floor.
At first, Cubbie barked up a storm and seemed terrified of the wild creature rolling across our floor.
After a bit, he stopped barking but wasn’t sure what to think. He began to creep up to the “creature.” Cubbie’s body was shaking, and he would crouch very low to the ground. He wanted the furry tail, but he didn’t want anything to do with the mechanical ball.
He would get close to the tail, make a grab for it and when it rolled out of his reach he would back up as if it attacked him. It was hilarious to watch!
Cubbie watched and followed the creature all around the house. Sometimes he kept his distance, sometimes he got brave enough to get close (but only in his crouched, ready position).
We shut the ball off, to show him it was nothing to be scared of, and he began chewing on the furry tail. I was afraid he would destroy it too quickly, so we turned the ball back on. This time, Cubbie was more brave. He knew he wanted that furry tail! He began getting just close enough to attempt to grab only the tail into his mouth. Once he got the tip of the tail, he began backing up trying to get the tail away from the ball, but of course, it didn’t work. He was so funny pulling this tail hoping and hoping to get a chance to chew on it again.
After a while, Cubbie took a break. He jumped on the couch to watch the toy and he was panting and panting. I figured he had enough excitement, so I put the toy away. The next time I need to distract him or wear him out, I’ll turn it back on!
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This post was written by dwagner on July 30, 2009