Christmas morning found Scout and Riley happily chewing their new Nylabones. They love them intensely for about 45 minutes and then that’s it. Happens every year. Great excitement at the thought of a present from Santa, jumping around, standing on hind legs to get the package, intensely chewing the bones and then the usual jealousy over the other dog’s bone. Then the trade. Then nothing. The bones eventually join all the other bones in the toy basket. Occasionally one of the dogs will pull one out and chew on it for a while – mostly Riley. Scout is usually interested only when Riley decides to chew a bone. Then, of course, she must have it.
Just another of our Christmas rituals.