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This happened yesterday. OMG these dogs are ridiculous.
(Note there is plenty of anthropomorphizing in this post for humor’s sake mostly)
Rock-It minding her own business chewing a toy on the dog bed
Zora “I want that”
Rocky “yea whatever”
Zora “No! I Want that!” Bark bark bark!
Rocky hum diddly dum I’m going to ignore her and keep chewing my toy
Zora “Did you not hear me? I WANT that!” Bark bark bark now piercing bark bark squeal
Rocky thinks to herself, “This girl is weird but this toy is mine” Continues to ignore Zora.
Zora changes tactics.
Zora “Don’t you want to give me that Rocky? See I’m super cute and I want it more than you do. I’m adorable I really should have that toy, don’t you think?” Wags her tail, butt wiggle, softened facial expression, play bow.
Rocky “You still weird. I’m going to keep ignoring you. Toy is mine.”
Tom “I’m so not getting involved. This isn’t happening this isn’t happening lalalalala. Not my life, not my life. Lalalalala”
Zora “Hmm, hard sell. Time to change tactics once more. This one never fails.”
She goes over to the toy bin picks up another toy. Carries it over and drops it at Rocky. “Here, trade”
Rocky chin on her toy, “I don’t want that. I want mine”
Zora bark bark bark “Trade! That the rules! I bring you trade, you trade!”
Rocky “Yea, you weird corgi dog.”
Zora “No No No! Trade rules! I bring you trade, you trade!” Bark bark bark!!!
Rocky “Yea no, you weird.”
Zora lies down pouting staring at Rock-It. No dog has ever held out this long.
Pouting staring. Pouting. Staring. Loads of pouting.
5 minutes more Rocky caves. Groans an exasperated groan. Gets up turns around, lies back down away from the antler. Secedes, the toy is now Zora’s
Zora happily chewing “What? I wanted it more!”
3 minutes later, the toy is completely abandoned. Zora remembered she doesn’t really like chewing that antler. And Rock-It has decided she is no match for the corgi’s persistence. It’s just too much work! Nap time for all.