The difference between a GSD and a Texas Lacy
I gave both boys a chunk of deer leg a piece. I allowed them to chomp and grind off all the meat. Before they could actually get down to chewing on the bone I took the bone away.
Hondo: (While sitting on my lazy butt) "Hondo, bring it." Hondo stops chewing and looks at me as if to say, "Seriously?" I meet his stare and he picks up his bone, walks over to me (no doubt calling me the same thing we call his mother) and drops it near my feet. He isn't going to make it easy for me, but he complied and brought it. He sulks off a few feet and plops down with a huge sigh. Glaring.
Lonestar: "Lonestar, bring it." Lonestar jumps up (leaves his bone) runs to Mike and jumps on his lap. Jumps off his lap, runs back to the bone, picks it up, races around the patio with the bone, jumps off the patio, plops down and keeps chewing. In his mind, he's done something, therefore he is due his bone.
I get up and walk towards him. I can tell by his body stance he is about to race with the bone. "Leave it." He hesitates. I square my shoulders. He drops the bone, noting that I am serious. He looks at Mike, then back at me. I squat down to his level, "Lonestar, bring it." Lonestar jumps up (leaves bone) races for his ball, grabs his ball, does a death defying leap to Mike's lap, bounds off Mike's lap, races around the patio, races through the yard, jumps over Hondo, runs to my truck, jumps into the bed, jumps out of the bed, finally comes to me, drops the ball at my feet, grabs his bone, plops down and looks at me as if to say, "What? You said "leave it" I did. You said "bring it". I did. What else do you want?"
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA