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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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A Mime Now?

When Wolfie gets a bone that he doesn't want right away, or that he values, he runs around the house with it crying until he finds a place to hide it. I know this is instinctual, and all of my kid's terriers do it. Wolfie has been doing this since the day we brought him home. Now, he does a new thing, he puts the bone down, and then "buries" it with invisible dirt. He goes through all the motions of burying. It looks like he's a mime! Does anyone else's dog do this, or is this another strange Wolfieism?

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Molly doesn't do the WolfieMime but she will run around the yard(only gets bones outside) with a worried look on her face trying to find the perfect hiding spot....the weird thing is she doesn't dig to cover it. She uses her nose to push leaves etc OVER it!!!!

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yes! Wolfie uses his nose and covers what he is trying to hide, only whatever he is covering the bone with is only in his head! LOL!

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Yup! Raven used to hide her bones in the laundry basket. She would run around the house whining until I let her upstairs so she could hide it. She's also shoved it down in the couch cushions and covered it with a blanket. I thought it was funniest when she tried to hide it on her bed and fake covered it.
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that's hilarious! I want a wolfie, lol.
If we give our boy a bone in the car, he buries it with his blanket, looks away, then un covers it and wags his tail and looks really happy, like he's surprising himself with a bone hahah.
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Harley did this when he was younger but not anymore. Now he just eats them and comes looking for more.
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Stosh did that last night with a braided bully stick--he 'hid' it in the middle of his blanket then pretend buried it. That lasted for many a minute then he couldn't resist any longer. He has a weatherproof bed on the deck that has tons of scratches on it from him 'burying' a bone in it.
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Wolf tries to bury his toys, chewies, etc. in the back of a soft sided crate when we stay in a hotel room. He also tries to bury his urine sometimes with his nose. EWWW. Thought only cats did that.
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Wolf tries to bury his toys, chewies, etc. in the back of a soft sided crate when we stay in a hotel room. He also tries to bury his urine sometimes with his nose. EWWW. Thought only cats did that.
I thought only cats did that too.

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Now, he does a new thing, he puts the bone down, and then "buries" it with invisible dirt. He goes through all the motions of burying. It looks like he's a mime! Does anyone else's dog do this, or is this another strange Wolfieism?
Thats hilarious...Now the question is if you let him outside with his
bone does he bury it with real dirt (or snow this time of year) or does
he still use "invisible dirt".

Maybe real dirt is too messy. Invisible dirt is easier to clean off
the feet...
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