August 11, 2010

White Dog and Quinn were not happy we were leaving them behind tonight when we went out to run errands but we returned to a beautiful, tranquil domestic scene...White Dog was comfortably sprawled on the momma chair where she usually sleeps when we are not there and The Other White Dog was equally cozy stretched on the fainting couch! What? Quinn, you are so relaxed there! Don't get up it's OK...The spell broken by our entry, White Dog sat up and barked "GET DOWN" orders at her brother who hopped off of the couch as though he had been caught doing something wrong. We were delighted by his beginning attempts at "making himself at home!"

Steve sat on the floor to play with the White Dogs and after a period of petting White Dog brought Lambie over for a few rounds of "toss and return" with me. Then, in a gesture of fairness, she brought her tennis ball to Steve.

Quinn does not play with toys. He watches intently and seems to enjoy the activity but the closest he comes to participating is to walk over to the thrown toy as if pointing it out to White Dog.

Tonight Steve rolled the ball for WD but she was suddenly not interested. BUT as the ball rolled past TOWD he reached out a paw and stopped it! We were elated. "Bring It!" Steve coaxed but Quinn just grinned and wagged his tail. Steve got the ball and rolled it again...and again TOWD proudly put his paw down on the ball...after the third time, Steve hugged the Big White One in praise.

While Quinn was being rewarded, White Dog walked around the coffee table to where the ball rested next to him. She quietly and quickly snatched the toy and put it in her "stash" of treasures by the hearth; then she laid next to it to protect what was "hers!"


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh the images I've got going now!

Thanks fur sharing!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Jacqueline said...

Love your story=it's so cool Quinn is starting to play, he sounds like such a sweetheart...Have a fun Thursday, sending kisses to our sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad that Quinn is learning to like toys. Such great news!:) Maybe he'll want to play with Lambie next.:)

Teddy Bear

The Thundering Herd said...

It is my toy, so I will just take it and go home - grins.

P.S. - You go, Quinn, some of us had never had toys either so it took a while.

Mack said...

Lilly is our official "corrector". Anytime me or Paris gets in trouble she loves to fuss at us!

Ginger Jasper said...

That makes me smile so. I think you have got a breakthrough there. Patience as they say pays off. Thanks for letting me know that the package has been mailed and tell Quinn it matters not that it was late. I look forward to recieving it with joy.. Hugs GJ x

Remington said...

What a great story....thanks for sharing!

Sagira said...

Way to go Quinn. Playing with toys is fun! :)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Yay that is so exciting that Quinn started playing with toys! I know that when the boyfriends mom took in their current rescue it took him a few years to figure toys out - he had to learn from his big little sister, and we are sure that Quinn is learning from his little little sister! Oh, it is just so great! (Seriously mom is tearing up a bit because she is so happy about it!)

Brian said...

Alright mighty Quinn!

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Mighty Quinn,

Long time no woof!! Thank you for not forgetting about me and leaving me sweet comments on my blog! I sure miss you pups! I am still without my Mistress, K, so I have not been able to blog. However, I just had to say "Woof!" to you two to let you know I appreciate your thoughts and barks and kindness and friendship!

I am so furry happy to read that Quinn is learning to play! Keep it up, Quinn, it only gets better!

Hope to be back to blogging soon!

Woofs and Tail Wags,


Casper and pals said...

LOL- love it!

Kari in WeHo said...

way to go Quinn!

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