a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Frisky man

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Frisky man

Rem has been seeming a bit more subdued lately. Maybe it's the bandage on the foot. Maybe the adriamycin. Maybe boredom. Maybe my imagination. Anyway, he hasn't really done any of the really happy-dog things like Morning UpsideDownDog; not much interest in playing (not that he was ever big on it).

But this afternoon I got out the Tug-N-Treat toy and he was absolutely delighted. He played with it and flung it around and shook it and chased it repeatedly; pounced on it with spread-toed glee; even played just a little tiny bit of tug-o-war. Did some tricks. Then I got out A Cardboard Box--he went nuts, as though weeks of pent-up energy came loose all at once. It was a delight.

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