Maggie the Babysitter

All three dogs come to the barn when I do chores.DSC_0788So that I can keep track of her Ginny is on a chain while I’m cleaning the barn and putting out hay.

After chores it is play time.DSC_0801Maggie has only rarely shown an inclination to play and maybe that’s because Rusty doesn’t either. Once in awhile she will show the “play-bow” move and run off in what I think of as the cartoon-dog run. Ginny, of course, is desperate to play with anyone who shows the least interest. I have figured out that I can bribe Maggie into playing with Ginny–at least for awhile. When she responds to Ginny’s play attempts I have given Maggie a treat and said “play with the puppy”. It seems to be working because I can prolong playtime that way. The longer the better to wear out that puppy.DSC_0837 That doesn’t look like play, but it is.DSC_0839 DSC_0845 Rusty just watches, wanting nothing to do with them.DSC_0848 DSC_0853 DSC_0856 DSC_0857 DSC_0859 Maggie coming back to me for another treat before she goes another round with Ginny.DSC_0877 DSC_0889

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2 thoughts on “Maggie the Babysitter

  1. Looks like you are taking care of two issues. Maggie needed a job so she didn’t feel left out when you were working with Rusty.

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