Friday, July 20, 2007

Toy Time

After the walk I was feeling pretty confident about my dogness lessons. Today we took on the big one, TOYS and PROPER PLAY! But here is what I found out......Maggie was right, puppies DON"T SHARE! Even when it was my toy, well, let me just show you how it went.

Look how well it started.

Aren't we cute?

Then I decided it was time to switch toys, and look at the little sh*&. He grabbed my CUZ, and then wouldn't let go of the ball, DUDE SHARE!

And then, as if Mr. Greedy Pants didn't have enough of MY TOYS, he tried to grab my shake and bash toy, that was just too much and I refused to let him have it.

So we fought and pulled, man he's lucky that thing didn't break, or I would have bit his little butt right off that couch.
I decided we had better take it outside, you know, man to man where I could really show him who the boss is when it comes to the toys.
He did it again, grabbed it while it was IN MY MOUTH!

Then he tried to tug it away,

I don't think so. (K here: you will notice no pictures of Murphey winning and keeping the toy, somehow Reilly manages to get it from Murph every time, so I'm not sure if the right lesson is getting taught!)

But I am smarter than that. I got up on the couch with the toy and his legs are too short to get up here and steal it from me, Whaaa Haaa HAAAAA!


Sparky said...

Hehe, I like the pictures! You 2 have lots of toys. :)


The Airechicks said...

Graet Snaps ...Murphey ....

Maybe you should let Reilly have all the toys and Mom will have to go and get you all new ones...

You two are very cute....

Lorenza said...

Hi, Murphey.
Being a big brother must be hard! You had a great idea jumping up there.
Have a good night

Boo said...

murphey, i hope no one bring up the fact that i have the shortest legs in the doggie world after reading your last paragraph. lol

murphey, i think u r just letting him getting the toy. obviously u r so much bigger than him no way u can lose the tug of war. the pup need the toy more. just let him take it.

wet wet licks


Maggie said...

You'll never win Murph! Whatever toy you're playing with is the one they want - even if you own a gazillion toys! You have to outsmart him at every turn!

Love ya lots,

Bella said...

Love the cute pictures of you starting out on the Sofa.
Loks liek Reilly just decided that playing with a toy by himself wasn't fun enough - so he wanted to play with you and the toys !!!
Great Fun

Marvin The Dog said...

Your pics are coool! Short legs are always a disadvantage,

love from Long Legged Marv xxxxx

Tofu Burger said...

Being a big brother is hard work, especially since you've got such a spunky one :)


Frasypoo said...

I am not sure if you wanted the mommies to think you guys were cute but thats what my mommy went on and on about!!She said that if she lived close by she would kiss you guys a were that cute!!
Teaching the young uns is hard is' nt it!

Stanley said...


I was thinking the same thing as the Airechicks. Hide all the toys you absolutely love, but give the rest to Reilly. Make like you've got no toys to your lady, and BINGO! New toys!!!!

Hope it works.

Goober love,

Butchy & Snickers said...

Way to go Murph!! You figured out how to fool him, hehehehe! The other doggie will ALWAYS want the toy that you have, no matter how many are laying on the floor right beside him.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Luckie Girl said...

Hey ~ I thought that colorful dumbbell toy looks really familiar...didn't I used to have one? hehe.
I doubt he'll learn to HOARD your toys!! :P

fee said...

dear murphey, but fighting over toys is so much fun! it's my favouritest game and i always win because i never say die! if you need me, holler.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

is nice 2 have someone 2 play wit...i usually don't bother wit my toys...coz i know they r all mine..

Ben_Benjamin said...

Hey Murphey, are you sure he has shorter leg than BOO?? But I guess he is still small...he might grow taller than Boo. wahahhaa

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Murph,
I was just catching up on your posts and WOW, you are a big brother now! Mr Reilly sure is a cutie-pie!! Haa.. it'll only be a couple more weeks before he is tall enough to jump on the couch!!

Joe Stains said...

Tanner and I play this game ALL the time and I always lose but in the end I WIN because Mom always says, JOEY you are such a GOOD BOY for letting Tanner have the toy!! try this you get treats!

Asta said...

that looks like such fun, I know it can be fwustwating to have the little tike steal your toys, but pawsonally I like to play with doggies in the run in that way..we both hold on to the same toy and pull, or twy to gwab fwom each others moufs, it's a tewwier thing..
Murph I'd like you to be one of y boyfwiends too if it's OK with you, I think you're awfully cute
smoochie kisses

T-man said...

Good thinking to get to a high place, Murph! I love your pictures, especially the first two :)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh, great strategy to keep your toys Murphey. :)

~ girl girl