Whatcha doing under there, Timber?
Nothing, Mom - just resting.
Are you sure you aren't up to some mischief?
Why would you think that, Mom?
Hmmmm, what are you watching, Timber?
I am keeping my eye on that Misty.
I think she wants to steal MY toy.
Well, no, it is not just YOUR toy. It is everyone's toy, and that toy was here before you were.
No worries, Mom. I don't want the toy. I just want Timber to play WITH me and the toy - you know, a good game of tug.
So you want me to think about what Misty said???
OK, I will do some puppy thinking, but please don't take
my our toy away.
Woos - Timber and Misty
Note from Mom - Timber has decided that there are four toys here that he has to have sole possession of. I have been working on the toy guarding, monitoring closely his behavior with these particular toys. I have to take them away and only let him have them when I can be there and encourage better behavior. Misty really doesn't want the toy, she just wants her buddy to play with her. Any suggestions are more than welcome.