Friday, December 4, 2009

A visit From Old Friends

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.


Marjie said...

Sky would like my Mark. He's a fan of tigers, too! Great pictures.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What fun!!

SissySees said...

LOVE those photos, and yes... Morgan looks like a movie star of a creature sort!

We do the same thing with the beach toys. A couple of items are beach-house only toys, and then a favorite or two makes the journey for familiarity's sake.

gMarie said...

You're such a great dog mom! Beau would love to play at your house!! g

Lapdog Creations said...

Great post!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Just like with kids, sometimes it makes a lot of sense to take some of the toys away and bring them out another day. Tsar looks great next to the yellow duck.

Happy weekend, the OP Pack

bbes tribe said...

Such fun! That is a great idea.
Ernie & Sasha

Molly the Airedale said...

You do look kinda creepy, Morgan!
Have fun with your new stuffies, guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

They are all such characters they do love there toys, its nice to see them play. Julie.C

Martha said...

Such a good idea and the pictures were great.
We saw on Jake & Fergi's blog (Two Special Wires) that their xmas stuffies had all been put away after last xmas.
They were also thrilled to see their old friends once again.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Thor and Jack said...

Great idea! I bet they´re having lots of fun with your old friends!

Unknown said...

Perhaps I need to remove Castro's toys. As he seems totally uninterested in them usually. Perhaps if I took them away - and then scattered them in new places he might find new interest. Currently baby bunny has more fun with his toys than he does!

soulbrush said...

ha ha i would also have chosen the tiger.