Sibling Rivalry. Yes it exists at our house.
If you follow the blog, you know that Storm thinks all toys, kongs, birds, and bumpers are hers. Every once in a while, she lets her big brother Thunder retrieve one of those items, but she is quick to get the item back in her possession.
A couple of weeks ago we went out to do some formal retriever training with the dogs. When were were finished, hubby threw a few fun bumpers for Thunder and Storm. He just tossed the bumpers out there and whichever dog got to the bumper first would retrieve it and bring it back to be tossed again.
Normally Thunder runs out to the bumper, but usually backs off at the last minute to let Storm get it. One time Thunder did not back off and got the coveted bumper. This did not sit well with Storm.
Pictures tell what happened next…
Sometimes I think Thunder just likes to mess with Storm. He always gives up the bumper, but he makes Storm work for it. That is Thunder’s idea of sibling rivalry.