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OK we all know how our Labs can fool us but I now can confirm that Duke plays tricks on Freckles.
Three examples:

1. One morning routine is to open the shutters that face the street. Duke is always there to check things out and Freckles wanders elsewhere. If Duke sees something unusual he will growl and bark and that will bring Fredkles running to join in the barking. Most often there is nothing different to see but on several occasions Duke will growl anyway and Freckles comes running. As soon as Freckles starts growling Duke trots off leaving Freckles barking at nothing at all. Sometimes Freckles will spend five minutes trying to figure it out.

2. One backyard game I play with Freckles is to throw the tennis ball up on the roof. Freckles runs and stands under the eave waiting for it to come down, then he chases after it. Duke watched this game for a few throws then sauntered out into the yard where he figured out where the ball would actually drop then he caught it in the air while Freckles stood near the house.
Duke then came back on the deck, dropped the ball, and laid back down while Freckle stood staring up at the roof still waiting for the ball to drop.

3. The third example has happened frequently. We were sitting out on the deck in the evening. Duke will suddenly launch into the dark barking furiously. Freckles follows just as frantically but without a clue as to why. Duke runs about ten feet off the deck then stops while Freckles continues straight ahead to the fence still barking. I swear Duke is smiling as he returns to the deck.

I am absolutely convinced that Duke is just playing practical jokes on Freckles.
 

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:pI havent seen that....but I know Jo is a tattle tale...if one of the other dogs is doing something wrong or if daddy chastizes him, he comes in the office to tell his tale of woe.....The goober..
 

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If both Jack and the puppy have a treat and Jack finishes first (as he always does), he looks towards the door and barks. Ben barks too...dropping the treat which Jack snatches up. I guess when you're smaller, you'd better use your brains.
 

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:pI havent seen that....but I know Jo is a tattle tale...if one of the other dogs is doing something wrong or if daddy chastizes him, he comes in the office to tell his tale of woe.....The goober..
Kodi does this, especially to her mom. If Belle even thinks about misbehaving or not coming when called, Kodi the Enforcer is right on her giving her what for!
 

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Kodi does this, especially to her mom. If Belle even thinks about misbehaving or not coming when called, Kodi the Enforcer is right on her giving her what for!

Too funny...They are such smart farts....My Jo has this "chewbacca" voice he uses..and now the Boston has started to immitate, but hers sounds more like "merf merf"..:D
 

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Rush will hurry to the sliding doors like there is a fuzz butt (squirrel) when there is nothing out there. Then as soon as Boo shows up and is all up in arms, Rush walks away with a big smile. They don't think..they're just animals. Huh, my dogs think more than some people!!!
 

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:pI havent seen that....but I know Jo is a tattle tale...if one of the other dogs is doing something wrong or if daddy chastizes him, he comes in the office to tell his tale of woe.....The goober..
That happened when we were at Felicia's - Henery poked his nose around the corner to tell on Phoebe who was countersurfing!
 

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Ooo ooo ooooo I just thought of something... My yellow has played pranks before... He ABSOLUTELY HATES HATES HATES his toenails being cut.... I have placed the toenail pliers on the coffetable, turned and gone to get something else, and by that time he has taken the clippers and hidden them...he does this all the time if I dont keep my eyes on him.. and you KNOW he did it, because he has those ears all flattened...and givin you the stink eye....:mad:
 

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Buddy does things to Champ all the time, but it's usually Champ who gets even. Buddy often takes away whatever Champ is chewing on. Champ has learned to go get something else out of the toybox and start chewing on it. Soon, Buddy drops the first prize and takes what Champ has - while Champ gets his initial prize back!
 
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