however, the thought of Maggie’s bone
is more tantalizing than chewing
the one at her side.
For the record, three years on,
Taji and Candi still want each others bones.
Anyone who has owned a Labrador will know
they are not the swiftest on their feet.
I was lucky to have camera in hand for this
chase across the backyard.
Labs are not bad if the track is straight, however,
if the quarry adds a twist or two
their reflexes are not good enough to keep up.
Stray dog must have known that fun fact
about a Labrador’s agility also,
for it zig zagged for the fence.
About twenty feet from the fence
Maggie started to apply the brakes
while stray dog kept going and ducked under.
Initially we thought Baby Candi was…
kowtowing to the alpha of the pack.
However, upon closer inspection we noted
that was far from true.
Babi Candi was giving as good as
she was receiving only in smaller doses.
Recently I posted that Taji only
runs/fetches a bone a few times.
Her energy levels, except for eating,
when I am playing with Candi.
The first time she is reasonably happy to give it to me.
Each consecutive throw I can tell she is
giving it to me, grudgingly, until she finally
walks away and sits with it in another part of the yard.
Taji waits under the trampoline
for Candi to burn off energy.
Four or five, short trots to fetch a bone
is enough ‘fetching’ for Taji.
she watches it through the air…