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Make no bones about "bones'


I think Shitzus come out of the whom hunting for bones.

This afternoon, my youngest (8 months...yes, the innocent looking one in the front of the picture) found a bone buried last fall in the yard. He was ecstatic and kept his prize close to his mouth. The oldest, who buried it, stared at his brother and cried for over an hour until I finally got him a fresh steak bone to chew on.

Fresh steak bone or decayed buried bone? The oldest grabbed the fresh one in his mouth, stared at the decomposed bone that his brother had, and the two did the most cautious switch-aroo I've ever witnessed.

The youngest, of course, was happy as a clam. And a wily one he is! The older one, who discovered his bone was not fresh at all, started grunting all over again. I had to cut him the last fresh bone.

They were happy for about an hour. After that...the bones were gone. Then the fight began over the putrid, left-over one from last autumn. I promptly made sure that it got tossed in the garbage and both boys have been antsy ever since.

Bones...actually good for them, but can become a wee bit of a nightmare. :-)

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