Violet won out and I played with her for a solid hour, mostly her favourite game of "keep away". I should explain that Violet does not know she is a dog and does not know how to play like one, even though we have tried for 8 years to teach her catch (with a ball that is, treats she can catch from 25 feet
), tug of war, etc. to no avail. Her idea of playing is to come up to you with a toy and then you chase her all over the house or yard pretending to try and take it from her. But don't you dare actually take it because then she just goes and pouts
. Another favourite is you holding her favourite chicken scented nylabone while she chomps on the other end - one of her few toys that has lasted a few years!
So I am tired now and am searching Pintrest and IKEA for storage ideas I can afford for my craft/cake room. Joey is contentedly playing with one of his fleecy toys and Violet is sulking because no one is paying attention to her.