They were finally cooperative in allowing me to photograph them wearing the reindeer antlers I purchased several years ago.
|Kris, posing for the camera|
|Valerie became embarrassed, it seemed, and just lay down on the floor and closed her eyes!|
|She looks so goofy with her long tooth hanging out of her mouth!|
Maybe it's the cold weather that energizes them. They so enjoy each other's company and do their little "horsing around" throughout the day.
Yesterday I bought their Christmas present, a large rawhide bone for each. But because they were so playful and noisy last night, I decided to give them their bones in order to settle them down.
There's a ritual they go through whenever I buy them rawhide. Kris will not take his bone, but instead waits for Val to take one, chew it into two pieces and soften it up. At that point, he grabs a piece and begins his entertainment. After awhile, he goes to the door with the bone, wants to be let outside and promptly finds a place to bury it. THEN, he comes back inside and tries to steal Val's half! Such a naughty boy!
I have watched him, however, when he buries it and promptly recover it. I bring it inside, wash it off and reintroduce that piece into the mix.
This morning, one bone is still untouched. Kris is waiting for Val to "prepare" it for him. I'm not sure which dog had the privilege of devouring the remainder of the chewed bone; was likely a joint effort, as they tend to "switch off" the chewing/gnawing.
Val takes the new bone and asks to be let outside, safely away from Kris.
Kris pouts, waiting for Val to return with a portion of the bone, knowing it's "ready" for him and the game begins anew.