Today I surprise the Chief with my amazing retrieving skills ... no, no those upside down ball shots are merely a ploy of frustrating the Chief. Just to show her that this Basset TOP DOG has a mind of his own and will decide as and when to retrieve - not stupid just stubborn ;)
But, I have to admit that once upon a time ago, my idea of 'retrieve' was to scoot off as quickly as I can to reach ball and protect toy with me Lordy Life! Can't help it, I am TOP DOG after all and what is Mine is Mine and what is Yours is ALSO MINE! And what is No One's is ALSO MINE!!
The Chief calls me a 'Spoil Sport'. But am not perturbed. My hide can handle alot more jeering (from other pups) and name calling. I would have never became TOP DOG had I cared for what the Chief or the other Dog WOods pooches thought! :P
However, it finally dawn upon me, after almost an age of watching Joe and Trixie play their favourite daily game of 'retrive' with the Chief, that maybe it would be a nice change to share instead of hog toy for Basset-ly self.
I have to admit, it's barkingly more fun to share me toys!
So I admit, am a little slow in learning to the finer points of 'playing together'.
Human-basset interactions were usually motivated by the stomach ...
(yes yes, I am 'Tubular' for a reason!)
But at least I got there, finally!
Making efforts to impress to earn praise is just as rewarding as yummy treats!