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Subtle Sheltie?

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by GlennR, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

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    Willow claims she is pretty subtle about things like eliciting play from her human pack. After being cooped up most of the day, here's how she asked to play.

    Choosing her toy:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Animals/...218111704-3524287231849335133-IMG_2420-X3.jpg

    Look around and select a victim, sorry, a playmate:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Animals/...218111704-1748859582863281151-IMG_2421-X3.jpg

    Jam toy into their calves and drop it to give commanding stare:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Animals/...18111704--1066792798508519522-IMG_2419-X3.jpg

    Perhaps subtle compared to barking?
     
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  2. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

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  3. Sharon7

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    Phew, I'd take that any day over barking! I get nose-poked a lot if somebody needs something. That pink rabbit is HUGE! Too cute.
     
  4. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

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    I agree with Sharon, I'd take that subtle play over the barking any day! When Piper is bored and wants my attention he'll first stare at me and if that gets him nowhere he'll start his frenzied barking and spinning lol. Nothing subtle there lol.
     
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  5. GlennR

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    Willow is not above barking. The routine I described happens if we're standing. If we're sitting down she'll do the imperious stare and even take your hand in her mouth to tug you gently off the couch. If you resist her gentle urgings to get up to play, she'll bark at you.
     
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    Cooper also uses his bark to get us up and moving. This is a scheduled time between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Regular as clockwork! Because of weather we play find it(hidden bits of treat), OR hubby on the second floor with treats with me on the main floor doing....”Cooper come” and giving tiny rewards. Anything to wear him out lol :) Whatever works. :)
     
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  7. ghggp

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    Liam wants to know if Willow wants to play ball...

    liam ball.jpg
     
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  8. Chris

    Chris Premium Member

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    That's just stinkin' adorable. Toshiro likes to drop his ball in front of the feet of his chosen playmate. Somebody's gonna break a hip. :pop
     
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  9. Hanne

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    So cute - :lol:
     
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  10. Darren

    Darren Premium Member

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    Little Monty will play with Willow and Liam as well. He will even bring his favorite squeaky broccoli :lol:

    Monty41.jpg
     
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