January 14, 2011

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!


Teddy Bear said...

How pawesome that all the Sisters were in on all the fun!:)

Teddy Bear

Brian said...

Hooray for you Puff, I always knew you could do it! Y'all have a great weekend!

The Thundering Herd said...

How awesome - both for WD for taking an important possession and turning it into a game - and for SAWD for playing.

Hansel said...

that's so great!! Siku will teach them all yet!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What fun! Now that Puff is feeling better, the pack order will work out more easily. WD is a very smart pup. Now to see who ends up as the leader - we think it will be WD, but you can never be sure:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I rekhall the joy The Nice Sally and The Nice Nina felt when Fergi did the same thing: PLAYED!!!

Way to go!


Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Everyone – it seems like there’s always a lot of fun at your house.

We’ve REALLY been away from blogging. Mom and Dad were in New Jersey completely renovating Grandma’s house and my sister was too busy to let us post or comment.

We want to thank you, Siku, (General White Dog), your Army and your Housekeeping Staff for the adorable personalized bandanas.

We’ll be posting pictures of us wearing them for your viewing pleasure.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds to me that progress is happenin g all the time which is just brilliant news.. Hugs GJ xx

Asta said...

How uttewly wwondewful
I could pictoowe it all fwom youw descwiption..I love that they all got to play and be happy. Hooway fow Puff and fow White dog fow stawting it
smoochie kisses

LambAround said...

What a cute post! I'm a fellow Albuquerque blogger. We have a (mostly) white dog of our own. It's nice to meet you :)

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Remington said...

Like a true family with all the ups and downs....but you know there is always love in the mix....Have a fun filled weekend!

KB said...

Great story - well told so that I felt like I was there. Way to go WD - offering her fave toy to get her sister to play with her. Wonderful!

Sagira said...

Wow...that is so great to hear that they were all wanting to play. Just a matter of time and it will all work out. :)

Brian said...

Hey, I got my surprise package and I love it!!! Thanks so much! Pictures on my blog tomorrow. Enjoy your Sunday!!!

Kari in WeHo said...

that is a big leap for them to make in their relationship!