Emilu and I had just finished a little nappie this afternoon , and I was comtemplating starting to clean the house. Decided to have a little fun with my doggie first. Emilu and I are always "doing something" important like training for obedience or Rally, so she gets lots of attention, but suddenly I decided to have some good ole fashion "wrassling" fun! Emilu LOVES to lay on her back and get a good scratching and it escalated into an good old fun time of tummy rubs, grabbing feet, legs, paw - grins and giggles, yelps and yips of fun (from the human) silent doggy laughs , little toothy nips (more squeals from the human) and a general brawling good time. An old lady and her 80 pound "mutt" rolling and tussling on the floor. God Bless American! ;D
Pat, isn't it fun just to play with them once in a while! ;D Sometimes it's easy to forget, with all the training. I have made a vow that this summer I will reconnect with both boys, and incorporate more play into our days. I think this will do nothing but good, even on the training front.
I can just picture you two wrasslin' around!
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Good old fashioned loves.
Seamus and Flynn
There's nothing like playtime...no training, retrieving, or toys...just you and your dog!
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
Well, Old men like to do that too. I have with every dog since I was 5, and that was 60 years ago. I make it a point for some time on every day that I don't go into the office. With this 6 month old lab, it gets pretty animated, she loves to box, and vocal on noth parts. My old lady, some of yo call them SOs, or DW, or partner, doesn't matter, thinks I am nuts. Talking to dogs, wrestling with dogs, barking with dogs. She has never understood, keep reading. From the day we met, she woud get upset when I would talk to a stray I didn't know on the sreet, explaining that they didn't understand and I looked stupid. Here comes the good part. When the kids were teenagers, they would come running to me wherever I was and ask if something was wrong with Mom. I would ask why, and they would say, 'I think I causht her talking to Whiskey!' Hmmmm! I wonder if she looked stupid!!!
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Even us not-quite-so-old folks like to just play with them! I make it a point to play with Tal every day. And fetch is play to him so that's pretty easy! I love it when he play growls at me 'cuz I know he's having lots of fun!