Monday, January 28th, 2008 | Author:

Laila, the dog, has been vacationing at our house quite a bit lately, while her owner, Stacey, has been traveling hither and yon. This presents no problem, as Laila and Sugar are about the same size, and neither one is especially territorial. See? A couple years ago, I grabbed a new toy for Sugar, which quickly became her favorite: the squeaky ball.
The problem arose when Laila arrived and decided that the squeaky ball was her favorite, too.
So when my hubbie and I went grocery shopping, I spied another squeaky ball, just like the other squeaky ball, and we got it for Laila to take home as a vacation souvenir. Laila really liked it. Stacey said she carried it everywhere, so when Laila came back for another vacation, she brought her squeaky ball with her.

Then the next problem arose. Sugar also liked the new squeaky ball – much better than the old squeaky ball. Here’s how it would go: Sugar would drop the new squeaky ball by me or my husband. Before we could throw it, Laila would swoop in and steal it. Sugar would bark. Then Laila would bring it back, and give it to one of us to throw. Sugar would sneak in and steal it. Laila would bark. All of this was repeated numerous times, in between all the times we went digging it out from under the couch, or various other places it rolled. We made many attempts to get one or the other dog to play with the old squeaky ball. These were mostly unsuccessful.

So … I hope you appreciate this video as much as I do. It took several practice runs. (Aren’t they too cute?)

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3 Responses
  1. Stacey says:

    Cuter and more talented dogs I’ve never seen. And I’m not a bit biased.

  2. Mrs. Mecomber says:

    If only my children were so well trained.

    Ha!

  3. akaGaGa says:

    I am convinced that your children are well-rounded, knowledgeable, paragons of virtue.

    Then again, how are they with a frisbee? That’s Sugar’s specialty!