A few months ago we hid toys around the yard for the dogs to find. When they were finished playing we put the toys away in a bag and kept them in the garage.
When we were having some gray, drizzly weather last week Rob got the toys and set them around the living room. I had the dogs outside until he was ready, then we all came in.
We just watched to see how they would react.
It took a few minutes for them to notice that there were some new additions to the room.
They're used to seeing their toys in the room, so it didn't register at first that there were some new things mixed in with the regular toys.
Tsar, as usual, was the first to notice.
Suddenly the others realized that there were some new things to play with.
At first they were sniffing, but didn't move anything.
They didn't seem to realize these were for them.
Then Fudge decided he wanted the duck.
Once Fudge took a toy, they knew it was ok for them to each take one.
Morgan is wearing a neck wrap to keep her from chewing on herself.
Sky liked the tiger and sat next to it.
Even with her neck wrap, Morgan managed to gather two toys.
She took one onto the couch to get comfortable.
Tsar laid claim to the duck. He's been tossing it around the room ever since.
Doesn't Morgan look like some creature from Star Wars?
They've all been playing with the toys ever since. Fudge drags a huge teddy bear around the house by one leg and Tsar curls up with his duck for naps. It's fun to play with toys they'd forgotten about. Alternating toys makes it interesting when they find an old favorite.