The MaggieMoose Green Gator Talent Show

Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day:

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maggie’s new green gator toy

  Maggie loves her toys. As a puppy she was trained to go pick out her toys from her “toy bins” whenever she looked bored or wanted attention. I wanted her to know how to amuse herself without chewing on furniture or other non-puppy things. She use to have two toy bins in different locations of the house so, the toys were always handy. After she turned a year old I consolidated them into just one toy bin. All I have to say is “Go get a toy.” Maggie happily prances to her toy bin to get something to play with. I must admit my girl Maggie is really talented. She really knows how to happily play by herself or with others. No coaching needed. Yesterday I bought Maggie two new toys. A green gator and a brown rope toy. I casually dropped them in her toy bin. I sat down at my laptop not looking at her. She strolls over to the toy bin. First she picks out one toy. Green gator. She brings it back and drops it on the floor by my chair. Then she goes back to her toy bin and picks out another toy. Rope toy. She comes back to where I’m sitting and starts playing with her new toys beneath my chair. First the gator toy got a good chewing. Then it was the rope toy’s turn. Chew, chew, chew. Maggie had the best time utilizing her amazing talent of knowing how to play. Oops, she went back to the gator toy….happy, happy, happy!

Maggie with rope and green gator toy


6 comments to The MaggieMoose Green Gator Talent Show

  • thecompleteguideto0scar  says:

    LOL Oscar goes and gets things out of his toy box too I am about to write it in a blog, funny dogs they are.

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    I never have to worry about Maggie chewing on things, because she prefers her toys! Smart girl. Smart Oscar! :) woof woof

  • Animalcouriers  says:

    Toy bins are a must! Ours indicate important needs with them. Standing at a door with a big one means ‘I need to pee’; rushing around with any toy in their mouths means ‘WALKIES NOW’ and one hanging from their mouths like a briefcase means ‘time to go to the office’ 😀

    We have never managed to train them to put the toys back but have heard of some dogs who do!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Putting the toys back…yes, a grand idea. I’m not sure Maggie is interested since she likes the “preschool look” of littering toys throughout the whole place! It’s her idea of decorating with ambience. :)

  • thecompleteguideto0scar  says:

    OK, you have both just given me an idea for Oscar’s training, I am going to train him to put his toys away, I am always looking for new things to stimulate him and it will help us aswell.

  • Animalcouriers  says:

    Ho ho – good luck! We want to see the video 😀

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