We noticed earlier this winter that our wobbly girl, Soba, was somehow ending up with toys on her cot that weren’t there at the start of the day. Now, Soba was never very?interested in toys, but here she was, chewing and tossing and playing with them. You can see a hedgehog chew toy in front of her in that photo. At first we couldn’t figure out how she was getting them, since she can’t get off the cot by herself. (We have to lift her off and set her down on it.)
Then one day we saw?Tanner laying on a bed next to Soba’s cot, chewing on a toy, surrounded by other toys. And sure enough, there was also a toy on Soba’s cot. We realized he’d been spending more and more time in the dog wing like this over the winter next to her, and it dawned on us that somehow he’s either giving toys to Soba, or in his own playing and tossing of toys, they land on her cot. Or, she’s able to reach over from the cot and grab one of his toys off his bed. But we’ve never seen any of those scenarios actually occur!
However it happens, there’s some kind of partnership here when it comes to toys. When we give Soba a toy, it doesn’t seem to attract her interest. When she gets one of Tanner’s toys,?now she’s interested.
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They’re like little children when it comes to their toys, I think!. They are such sweethearts.
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Barb Ribinski says
It’s nice to read about someone we haven’t heard from in a while. Glad Soba is doing well. (although not sure why she’s facing the crates rather than the other direction.) Glad also to see that Tanner is actually sharing his toys with someone. He seems to be someone who wants them all to himself. It’s good to see him being generous and sharing. Wonder if there’s some motive behind his generosity? Maybe he’s hoping she’ll be inclined to share any treats she gets with him. Wasn’t able to vote earlier but it’s up and running now when I tried again.
Jeanette Dickson says
What a beautiful story the we souls
I love to see that! Sharing the toys.
Sweet story….I hope Tanner is sharing, but hard to tell. Thanks for sharing these stories. I look forward to them every week.
YOUNG LOVE – THE TRUE MEANING TO HAPPINESS OR JUST BY ACCIDENT. WHATEVER IS HAPPENING IT’S TOO CUTE.
Tonya Allen says
Hmm, yes, a dog is always interested in what someone else is doing or playing with. It’s nice of Tanner to share, or to show Soba how playing is done. 🙂
Shirley and James says
GREAT to see a picture of Soba!!!! A testament to the wonderful dogs you save and Tanner too !
Shirley and James says
GREAT to see a picture of Soba what another testament to your amazing rescues–Tanner too!
It’s wonderful to see Soba!
It seems as though I haven’t seen her for years; she looks beautiful!
No matter how Soba is getting toys, I bet she’s making good use of them. : )
Miranda Brooks says
The trick may be to put the toys there first so she doesn’t see you giving them to her. Sort of a hoot trying to trick a dog into having fun!