Saturday, March 12, 2011

Best Friends

Sometimes Rob and I organize play for the pack. We'll supervise a ball game or treasure hunt or something to make them work together.
But most of the time we just let them select their own activities. The favorite game, of course, is to have us throw the balls and they chase after them.
They often pair up for play. Each has a best friend that they tend to pair off with. Morgan and Samba are best buddies. Fudge and Sky play well together. Lola and Bailey pair off, as do Norma Jean and Tess. Tsar and Noah are loners. Noah does play well with each of his sisters, but Tsar prefers to play by himself.
 Fudge and Sky chase after the same ball.
 Norma Jean and Tess.
 One of the rare times that Fudge beats Sky and Samba to the ball.
 Lola and Bailey wrestle.

It's fun for me to watch their interactions and how they pair off for certain activities. I also try to switch the pairings around to see how they interact. I guess they're my own little experiment.

12 comments:

Jan said...

Dog watching is far more entertaining that anything television or movies have to offer.

Also we can say we're doing animal social research.

Scrabblequeen said...

Such fun! I love my balls, but Misty only plays when she is trying to steal the atention away from me...

Woofs...Sasha (pooh on Misty today)

Channon said...

What fun! My girls only have each other and love it that way.

The Teacher's Pets said...

I agree with Jan, dog watching is more interesting and more rewarding than watching anything on tv! I love that your dogs always have someone furry to play with at all times!

Benny and Lily said...

Looks like tons of fun!!
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

That's interesting that they tend to pair up.

Watching us dogs is great entertainment.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & ella

Tracy said...

Sue, just like little kids; they all have their preferences. Well golly, like ALL of us!
I love the photos :)

misskyliem said...

I pair off with... well, Jimmy cause he's the only one I got! BOL I bet it would be fun to have SO many playmates... Wait- I didn't just say that! Mommy, if you are reading this- NO MORE!!
Licks,
Kylie
PEES: I just love your big backyard!

gMarie said...

it is very interesting to watch them and see how they interact. Mine tend to pair up when they are sleeping, either B&L together or B&A. g

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys are so lucky to have such a large pack. You always have a friend to play with!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Phantom was always best buds with Dakota, and we really thought he would be that way with Thunder after she left us. They seemed to be closer for a bit but nothing like Phantom and Dakota or now TD and Ciara. The one good thing is that now it is Phantom and Mom:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Nichole said...

I always love seeing pics of your pack at play!