Toys are a problem around here. There’s no shortage (heaven knows!), but things happen to toys. The big dogs de-stuff them and carry the carcasses for months. The puppies dump them in the water bowl. I rescue them and they dry on the back of the sink.
This afternoon everyone got out in front with the puppies. While I was trying to put big dogs back and catch Holmes and Watson, Watson made a break back into the house and grabbed one of the carcasses. I wonder for how long he had been plotting that move.
I’ve put a crate in the puppy pen and when the boyz are all tuckered out (like they are now), they crawl in and take it for a test snooze. This is good practice for little show dogs. For now, the door is open and they can come and go, but their natural denning instinct will make this a safe haven for life.