Sunday, 20 January 2019

tale of a dog, a djembe and a kangaroo tail

One of the humans has a new goatskin stretched across his dejmbe, so of course he had to try it out as soon as he got it back after the repair.



And of course Penny had to have a look at it as he placed it on the floor. Unfortunately for any future joy she'll have in listening to djembe rhythms, he gave a nice loud thump just as she looked up into the bottom of it. It sure must have been loud to a dog's hearing, as her head was inside the cavity of the drum.

So now Penny hates it. Here she is peeping around the corner of the next room to check what the scary noise is.


To cheer her up, I presented her with the enormous kangaroo tail that we recently bought for her. We got such a huge one because I worry about her choking on a small bone. (Yes, I know it was a bit of overkill.)


As usual, she headed out the doggy door to bury her bone. But what a problem... The bone wouldn't fit through the small space. So round and round and round and round she went, trying to figure out how to get to the backyard.

Until I took pity on her dilemma and opened a door.


So the search began for a place to bury a long, long bone.


This way?  No, perhaps this spot?


And finally, a good hiding place.


By the time she was finished, you couldn't even see there was a bone. I'm constantly amazed at how much dirt she can move with her nose.


And back inside.


But then she changed her mind. She decided to fetch it. At this stage it wasn't a red juicy-looking bone. It was dark with soil.


And so the day continued. Chew, chew, chew, chew... Until she was so exhausted with the effort that I began to worry about her.

Eventually I decided she was panting so much I'd try to take it, as planned. I swapped it for a frozen cube of mashed vegetables in warm water.

Hours of fun for all.

3 comments:

Molly the AireGirl said...

I would be hiding from that loud thump too, Penny. What a treasure to have a kangaroo tail to gnaw on!

parlance said...

Molly, it was a lovely day all round. Turn for the humans to see her enjoying herself so much.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That was a good game of hide and seek