Frankie is more creative than Beryl, which is to be expected as he was only 10 months old when I got him and has been living here for a bit over 2 years now. Beryl was 3 1/2 years old when she came to live with us (a year ago) and I very much doubt any sort of creativity is encouraged in Greyhound kennels:) He's the first one to suss out any sort of 'thinking' toy I get them but Beryl is getting better at thinking about things with practice.
Here's a recent example of Beryl's creativity when she found something to amuse herself with while waiting for me to take them for a walk!
|Beryl's abstract art!|
|Madam is quite pleased with her efforts:)|
An example of Frankie's creativity is where he likes to eat his meals. He soon discovered that Beryl didn't appreciate him going to check out what she's got. I expect her coming to check his meal out would have resulted either in him letting her have it or some unpleasantness between them. So he figured out that if he eats in her crate then it's all good for everyone:) It took me a few nights to work out his plan. I'd be calling him for tea, and would take their food bowls into the loung room, wondering where he was and he'd be lying in her crate waiting for me:) I shut the door and everybody is happy and I don't have to stand around and supervise and growl.
So, tell me, what do your dogs get up to that surprise and amuse you?