Feeding and treat time in our house has taken on a whole new meaning since Duke joined us. Lucy likes to eat, but has never been very persistent during food prep time. She's content to lie at my feet, hoping that something will drop and probably wondering what goodies her mama's got in store for her. She hardly ever makes so much as a sound, if she's really hungry or something smells unusually delicious, there may be a little whimper, and she'll probably paw at my leg just to remind that she's waiting.
Duke's style of reminding me that he's waiting is very different. He's always hungry. Heck, I can feed him a huge bowl of goodies, and 5 minutes later, he'll be looking up at me with those gorgeous brown eyes asking me "Where's da rest?"
I have learned that I have about 30 seconds from the time the kibble drops in the bowl to the time that Duke begins to grumble. It's a grumble that you just can't miss, and it'll probably make you chuckle, too. He's a good boy even though he's being impatient, rarely does he move from his proper seated position.
He may be complaining, but he's still minding his manners!
Lucy, still being a bouncing boxer puppy (full of constant and amazing amounts of energy) is always in the mood to play, it doesn't matter what hour of the day it is, she's always running and looking for a toy. (Part of me thinks that she's just so happy to have someone to play with that she wants to get in as much play as possible.)
Duke loves to play sometimes and does a very good job at tiring out his little sister, but he's a big snuggler and likes to be close to his mama. He could be very content doing nothing but following me around the house and getting hugs and kisses. So, at times, Lucy has to put on her most convincing face and lure Duke into some sort of game.
Believe me when I say, she's got this down pat...
It's not big surprise to me that Lucy's favorite thing to do is tease, she's been teasing me with toys ever since we adopted her. Of course, she loves to tease Duke! She'll stand several feet away from Duke, whimpering with a toy in her mouth.
Duke will slowly, and very methodically pull himself from his lounging position and walk towards Lucy. He always looks so serious- it's part of his charm- and probably what makes this whole game between he & Lucy so comical. When he gets within 6 inches of Lucy and the toy, she takes off, and the game is on! I have 2 boxers running at full speed around the house. It didn't take Lucy long to figure out how to make Duke want to play with her!