Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Frustration (via gourd)

Marvin is a curious boy. Chances are good he'd never seen a gourd before so I thought I'd introduce him to our autumn decorations. Because of his unique reactions to new things, I knew it would make for some good entertainment.

I precariously placed the gourd just out of reach of his tie-out cable. Had I given it to him he would have "killed" it in an instant. (Diesel, in the background, is focused on bigger things.)

First there was some initial examination.

Followed by some barks of varying intensity …

Then some lunging, wriggling, and play bowing …

(Note the intensity.)
And finally, ultimate frustration sets in as the boy stands back, shuts his eyes, and barks at the gourd (and me!) continuously.

Okay. Fine. Marvin, you've had enough. I allowed him a nibble of the gourd and then traded him for a tasty treat. There was peace in the neighborhood once again.


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