Chloe’s Bone Dilemma
About a week ago, I gave Molly and Chloe each a nice dog bone to chew on. Usually both girls will instantly run to one of their favorite chewing spots (namely one of our sofas or the armchair) and commence gnawing on it. This time, however, Chloe began carrying her bone all over the house, looking for a spot to “bury” it. She first tried hiding it behind the sofa cushions. I ruined her little plan though. I thought she was so adorable that I got the bone back out right away, hoping she would bury it somewhere again. This time though, I was going to be ready with the video camera. I followed her all over the house. She finally settled on hiding the bone in Adrianna’s room underneath the twin bed that we have in there.
After a couple days, Molly’s bone magically disappeared. I know she wasn’t finished with it, and I am pretty sure she didn’t hide it. I think Chloe snatched it at some point and squirreled it away somewhere too. We still haven’t found it.
Today I was doing some cleaning in Adrianna’s room. Chloe must have been afraid that I was going to find her hidden bone in there, so she ran in and snatched it from its hiding spot. Then off she was to find another place to bury her treasure.
About this time, I took Adrianna downstairs to feed her since it is cooler down there. While we were down there, I was able to witness Chloe attempt to bury her bone on the couch in our living room. She was unable to push the entire thing in the crack between a couch cushion and the arm of the couch. So, she took the whole side of her nose and started pushing along the length of the cushion, as you would expect she would do if she were outside and were pushing dirt to cover a hole she had dug. Well, I have recently vacuumed my couch cushions, so alas, there was no dirt to be found although she might have been successful at moving some lint around.
At this point, she looked up and spotted me watching her. And even worse, so was Molly. So Chloe decided to be nonchalant about the whole thing. She pulled her bone back up and laid down with it as if she meant to just take a nap with it the entire time. She would raise her head from time to time to lick the bone, as if to rouse up jealousy in poor Molly who was probably really wishing she knew where her bone was.