Jasper on Sharing and Slyness

Cochise tells the tale

In our house we learn to share. If we get a new hoofie, we take turns at it (because if we each get one we still want the one someone else has). Blondie has a brand new hoofie. Jasper wants the brand new hoofie. What will Jasper do?

Jasper decided to go play ball instead.

Later Jasper got his turn. Blondie found something else to amuse herself with.

He chewed the hoofie for a long while. Then decided to go back to playing ball. He dropped the hoofie in HairyFace’s lap and said, “Watch that for me.” then bounded off down the hall.

Blondie asked, “That’s not how it’s supposed to work, is it?”

“I don’t know … no one has tried that before.” Said Hairy.

“I don’t think that’s how it works. We share.”

“You’re right, Blondie, here.”

Blondie took the hoofie back to her lounging spot and resumed chewing.

When Jasper got tired of playing ball he tried to bribe Blondie into giving him the hoofie again.

“Wanna trade Blondie? I’ll let you play with my Redball …”

Jasper was not happy about Blondie’s refusal.

To ease tensions, HairyFace put a dab of peanut butter in the Kong and gave that to Jasper. That made him happy.

But pretty soon Blondie offered a trade of her own.

“You want the hoofie, Jasper? I’ll trade you this hoofie for that kong.”

Jasper smiled slyly,”Ohhkaaayyyy … here.”

Although the peanut butter was gone, the scent was still there, Blondie still enjoyed licking it. Both were happy.

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