Today Ellie and Dublin are playing in the yard minding their own business when they see Steve walk over to the fence. Now, when this happens they know they are going to get food and this always gets them excited.
Steve smiles as he sees the two dogs run over to him and he gives each of them their own ham bone. Dublin calmly takes his bone and lies down in the grass to chew on it while Ellie takes her bone and frantically runs off to hide it.
Ellie runs over to the fishpond, drops her bone and sniffs around. Is this the place to bury it? No, she decides that Libby will surely find it when she is feeding the fish.
Ellie picks up her bone and runs to the big oak tree. She drops her bone and sniffs around. Is this the place to bury it? No, she is sure that Dublin will find it if she buries it here.
Ellie picks up her bone and runs over to the rose bushes. She drops her bone and starts sniffing around. Ouch! Ellie’s nose gets stuck with a thorn and she knows that this will not be a good hiding place since the thorns will hurt her when she comes back.
Ellie picks up her bone and runs under the deck. She drops her bone and sniffs around for a good spot. She thinks this might be the spot until a raccoon scurrying around startles her.
Ellie quickly picks up her bone to find another hiding place. She is starting to get tired from all of this running around and needs to find a place to put her bone soon. She runs to the back corner of the yard, drops her bone and sniffs around. She thinks this is the perfect place to bury her bone; she slowly rolls a big rock onto its side and nudges the bone into place with her nose. She rolls the rock on top of the bone and proudly walks away.
Ellie walks over to where Dublin is laying and watches as he calmly chews on his bone. She starts to drool from the smell and realizes that all of her running around has made her hungry. Ellie knows that Dublin will not let her have his bone so she gets up, walks over to the back corner of the yard, rolls the rock to its side, and gently picks up her bone.
Ellie walks back to Dublin and lies down with her bone. The two dogs quietly finish eating their bones and then fall asleep for an afternoon nap in the sun.
Written by Libby Clem.