Like most pugs, Liam is pretty relaxed about most things. He doesn't care about loud noises, new people or unusual scents entering his space. He embraces most of the things he encounters with a happiness and grace that's really unusual and wonderful.
But there's one thing he takes very seriously: His toys.
Liam tends to fixate on one specific toy at a time, and when he's made his selection, he plays with that toy every day. Right now, his toy looks like this.
It's a scientist person wrapped up in a snake, with his head and feet sticking out. Liam thinks this is the best toy ever made. He throws it in the air, he buries it in blankets and shakes it out, he chews on it until it squeaks for hours and he runs after it endlessly in games of fetch. He loves this toy.
And he is very protective of this toy. He chases all other animals away from this thing, which is a problem, as he sometimes leaves it in the middle of the room. If the other animals walk by it, he runs over to scoot them away from what he considers precious.
Which means I've been getting a lot of looks from the Fun Police these days.
Sinead doesn't like this kind of chaos in the household, but she knows she's too small to fix it herself. So lately, she's been asking me to pick up the toy and move it. When I look down, I see this little stern face staring up at me.
Do your dogs take play very seriously? Leave me a note in the comments and tell me all about it. Love to hear your stories!
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