Once upon a time a GBGV named Emma and a Kuvasz named Katie stayed at their Gramma’s house for a few months. These dogs enjoyed munching on a rawhide bone now and then, but didn’t always feel up to the challenge of destroying the knotted end. These dogs eventually moved to a new home and left a large knot at Gramma’s house. For over six years, no one touched this knot, not even when these two dogs visited did they want that knot. Then one January day, these dogs visited Gramma along with their little sister Bailie and things changed.
Yes, last weekend we were at Gramma’s house and Bailie was getting into her usual trouble, so Mom got that long lost knot and gave it to her. To the surprise of everyone, it was love at first site. Bailie started gnawing on it and that was all she could think of. Mom left. Bailie did not care. Katie and I got treats. Bailie did not care. It was dreadful as she just wanted to lie there and gnaw on that knot. Eventually, the rawhide got softer and she started tearing off pieces and eating them, followed by more gnawing. It was driving me crazy watching this sister of mine, and Katie did not even care.
I decided that I wanted that knot back. After all, six years ago, it was my knot, so it still should be my knot. I stared Bailie down, watched her like a hawk, but she would not stop gnawing. After what seemed like years of patiently waiting, she got up to get a drink of water, that was my big chance. I jumped up and claimed that knot back as my own.
She returned to find me with what she had mistakenly thought was her knot. Ha! I am the more sly dog in the family! I gave her the don’t even think about messing with me look. I did not really want this disgusting old slobbered upon knot, but I did not want Bailie to have it either.
Eventually, I got sick of defending this piece of trash I left behind years ago. I got up and casually walked away. Bailie got it back and returned to her gnawing work. Puppies! What more can I say? Katie, Bailie, and Emma lived happily ever after.