There is a reason that many experienced Moms and Dads usually have more than one pup. Pups are social creatures and pack animals – they need company and someone to bond with! It can get very lonely otherwise, being the only pup in the house. Mom and Dad have human affairs to attend to, after all – no matter how much they dislike it.
Oliver the Beagle is well cared for by his Dad and Mom, but even he gets bored being by himself and has to develop some new ways to play! Otherwise, what else is there for him to do? So it is to Dad’s confusion that he came back home to Oliver lying down on the stairs, nudging and gnawing his ball this way and that.
At first, Dad can’t really figure out what is up. Why is Oliver barking so much? Is something wrong? His ball is right there, so that can’t possibly be the problem. In the end, Dad figures it is just Oliver amusing himself!
Feature Image Source: Oliver the Beagle