Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever.
Honey’s always up for a game. Tug, fetch, zoomies, chase–it’s all good to her. But it never hurts to find new ways to play.
The neighbor dog Riley invented a very fun game. He’d toss an old shoe around until it got stuck in the crotch of a small tree in his back yard. Then he’d tug and tug against the tree.
Lately, Honey and I have enjoyed playing “puppy grizzly.” That’s the one where I curl up in a ball, protecting my head, while Honey jumps all over me and tries to get at my face.
I’m always trying to think of new games Honey and I can play together. After all, inventing games will keep us young and smart, right?
I was inspired by this video. Do you have any new games to suggest?