Human Spends Six Hours Touching Stick To Paper
MCHENRY, IL - Junie, a 4-year-old mix, watched as her owner, John Farning, continually placed a beige stick to a flat piece of paper for several hours, she confirmed.
“I thought it was a game,” Junie started. “I was expecting him to throw the stick but he just kept turning it over, rubbing it on the paper, then turning it back to rub it on the paper again. I didn’t know what to think."
Junie tried many different tactics to get John to throw the stick.
“I sat like a good dog,” Junie continued. "I even tried putting my paws on his leg, but nothing. I had to get clever. I got his favorite toy! The bigger, fatter, plastic stick with buttons, that he points at the noise box. John did not accept my trade. He simply scolded me, 'NO!'”
Junie, had about given up hope. She couldn’t stand this senselessness any longer.
“I was mad,” Junie confessed. “So I barked! Finally, he led me outside. At long last, time to play! But then he closed the door and he was back to rubbing the paper! After 6 full human-hours John took out a new paper, rubbed it, and folded it up. Then he got another paper, LICKED IT, and somehow made the folded paper disappear. What a roller coaster of a day!”
Junie’s other owner, Jeanne, soon arrived.
“John took smelly sticks and handed them to Jeanne along with the magic paper,” Junie went on. “She started human licking him. Soon they seemed to be fighting, but it was a stalemate. They stood still with their paws around each other for a really long time!"
Although Junie was ignored for almost two dog days, she’s good-natured about the ordeal.
“I’m not hurt, just confused,” Junie admitted. "Why didn't he just throw the stick for her? That’s much better than a paper with John's spit all over it."
Article by J.D. Halbleib - @TheGameSnake