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question regarding crying sounds
Question: what does it mean?
Sometimes when Zippy is quietly playing with one of his favorite toys, always a plush toy with a squeeker, he makes little crying sounds. When we (I and DH) hear these sounds, we think that something is wrong. But when we check on Zippy, he is quietly playing with the toy, basically lying on top of it, or nudging it with his nose.
Zippy does has a strong prey drive, but this behavior manifests itself by Zippy taking a toy in his mouth and vigorously shaking it with his head, or sometimes he pushes the plush toy under his belly, or at times he even turns his back on it and literally shoves his rear end into the toy.
I'm no doggy psychiatrist, so I can't tell what the cries mean. Is it possible that he thinks he killed the toy and now he's sad because the toy can't play with him?