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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Gibbs is Too Funny

Gibbs does not do too much resource guarding. He shares his toys and doesn't move his food from or guard his main food bowl.


Treat Bones are another story, and he does an extremely poor job of "hiding" them.

He'll get a bone that he'll want to save and he'll try to "bury" it in the carpet and in plain sight.

He'll walk to an open place in the family room, dig at the carpet with his front paws (he does no damage), and drop the bone in an imaginary hole. He'll then look at Dana and I see if we were watching him. If we weren't looking, he'll walk away. If he notices us looking and laughing, he'll pick it up and do the same thing in another spot.

If we later either bump or walk over the bone, pick it up and dig another imaginary hole.

Only once he gets frustated enough, will he dig his "hole" behind the couch.

He's smart in so many ways, but hiding his bones is not one of them.

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that is funny!


Hav to hav a Hav!!!
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Cute story, it kind of reminds me of when Tim tries to hide and you can totally see him. There is no more successful toy hiding for Tim anymore since Mae the sleuth has arrived, she finds everything and more!

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Oh that is adorable!!

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Love that!

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hahaha so funny! What entertainers they are!

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Gibbs does not do too much resource guarding. He shares his toys and doesn't move his food from or guard his main food bowl.


Treat Bones are another story, and he does an extremely poor job of "hiding" them.

He'll get a bone that he'll want to save and he'll try to "bury" it in the carpet and in plain sight.

He'll walk to an open place in the family room, dig at the carpet with his front paws (he does no damage), and drop the bone in an imaginary hole. He'll then look at Dana and I see if we were watching him. If we weren't looking, he'll walk away. If he notices us looking and laughing, he'll pick it up and do the same thing in another spot.

If we later either bump or walk over the bone, pick it up and dig another imaginary hole.

Only once he gets frustated enough, will he dig his "hole" behind the couch.

He's smart in so many ways, but hiding his bones is not one of them.
That's GREAT!!!
Too funny

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Oh bless that funny guy, wondering his face when he see you laughing at him..

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
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Oh bless that funny guy, wondering his face when he see you laughing at him..
Pure annoyance that we caught him "burying" his bone and he has to start "digging" in a new spot. Apparently, digging imaginary holes is hard work.

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This story is great because it's so similar to what Hobbes does. He digs at the carpet and at the bedding, but when the actual hole doesn't appear he won't leave the bone there. He'll hide it behind the dresser or under the bed, ect.

The other thing he'll do that's actually pretty heart warming is he'll bring me his bones (usually more than one) to "watch" overnight for him when we go to bed at night. He'll shove one under my leg and one under my pillow and then curl up and go to sleep.
(I move them before sleeping, bone under the pillow, pass lol)
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