Mullet is still here although he may be leaving this weekend (affairs are hard to settle and due to travel weather near their home in VA they are still here). Something cute I've noticed about him is that he uses a tennis ball as a security blanket. He's managed to find 2 of them around the house and he alternates between them. When Mullet is excited he gets the ball and carries it in his mouth.

He then henpecks your leg to get attention. He doesn't release the ball and doesn't seem to want you to play with it, just notice him. He also gets his ball whenever he's sleepy. When he's ready to lay down for a long nap, he finds a ball, picks it up, then lays down with it in his mouth. It eventually falls out but he'll hold that ball there til he's sleeping.

Tara
It eventually falls out but he'll hold that ball there til he's sleeping.

yay Frankie sleeps with his paws over his toys, but that wouldn't be as cute as Mullet's falling asleep with it the ball in his mouth.

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He then henpecks your leg to get attention. He doesn't release the ball and doesn't seem to want you to ... lays down with it in his mouth. It eventually falls out but he'll hold that ball there til he's sleeping.

aww, that's awfully sweet, in a saddish sorta way. poor guy. it sounds like he's doing a pretty good job of comforting himself, though. i hope his new home are able to appreciate what a character he is.

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He then henpecks your leg to get attention. He doesn't ... out but he'll hold that ball there til he's sleeping.

aww, that's awfully sweet, in a saddish sorta way.

It really is. (I missed the original post.) But I've seen this behavior in more than a few labs who haven't experienced the kind of trauma he has.

Orson will henpeck (we call it nose-bonk) us with toys in his mouth when he wants to be noticed. He wants to be scratched while holding the toy in his mouth. Too, if he's on the floor and he starts to get belly scratches, he's always looking around for something to have in his mouth. Doesn't matter what it is. And we put it in there, and then he's content to get his scratches.
poor guy.
it sounds like he's doing a pretty good job of comforting himself, though. i hope his new home are able to appreciate what a character he is.

Falling asleep with a ball in his mouth that's a major aww.

Cate
Mullet is still here although he may be leaving this weekend (affairs are hard to settle and due to travel ... lays down with it in his mouth. It eventually falls out but he'll hold that ball there til he's sleeping.

Lacey does that with pieces of cardboard she gets hold of. She likes to have them in her mouth and show you, but not have you play with it. She also likes to take them into her crate with her. I think she is half hamster or something.

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