White Dog's head shot up as Puff crept over to the couch, slowly eased aardvark into her teeth, and ran full-tilt toward the dog door. Aardvark is one of WD's favorite toys and she was not about to have him disappear into SAWD's treasure trove of purloined playthings.
With a leap, White Dog was off of the chair and streaking after her sister, growling threats the whole way. Nuka woke up with a start at all of the action running past her and followed WD out, barking with excitement even though she had no clue what was happening. Just to make sure things didn't get too out of hand, but not ready to interfere in the delicate politics of the White Dog Army, I went into the bedroom where I could watch through the sliding doors.
When I looked out, Nuka was standing on the deck barking like a lunatic. Puff had dropped the toy but was not yet ready to yield so she stood over it yipping possessively. White Dog advanced determinedly and SAWD backed up just enough for White Dog to grab aardvark. But what followed wasn't the victory prance I expected...
White Dog looked at Puff and began doing the "Kill It' dance with aardvark. The toy swung wildly as she pranced and slammed it, its arc getting longer and longer until White Dog let it go flying off in SAWD's direction! Surprised for just a second, Puff grabbed the plushie and ran.
White Dog followed. After a brief sprint across the yard, SAWD dropped aardvark and lay down tail wagging. White Dog grabbed the toy and repeated the dance and toss. Puff grabbed it again and started to trot. This time, WD turned and came inside. It was over.
But for a few minutes Puff was playing! And White Dog was interacting joyfully with her! And Nuka knew she wanted to be a part of it all. And through it all Quinn was in his man cave snoozing away! This pack thing may work out yet!