Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crushing Tucker's Head


I have described the game Tungsten and I play. Now I will write about something Tucker and I do. I call it ‘Crushing Tucker’s Head’.

Tucker will periodically come up to me and rubbed his tubby body against my leg. Sometimes he’s saying ‘I like you.’ Other times, he’s saying, ‘I like you; play with me.’ On those occasions, I will chase him into the sitting room, where he will throw himself full-length on the rug, stretch and squeal as I grab his head. Then I pretend to crush that big melon. (Actually, I just rub his furry noodle, and he pretends I’m crushing it.) He squeals and reaches up to grab my hand, so he can drag it down to bite it. He has the proportions of a human infant, however; his stubby little forelegs are short, and have trouble seizing my hand. Once in a while he is able to pull it away and successfully nip it. This surprises both of us, and he pauses, worried that he’s done something wrong. (Tucker is about as violent as a Quaker.) I usually answer that query by doubling my efforts to crush that softball-sized noggin, and we’re off again.











12 comments:

  1. No question that he loves the head "crushing." Isn't he adorable? Annie and I would play chase through the house -- she'd tear down the hall and up the stairs and into one of the rooms, with me as fast on her heels as possible for this biped. She always got her scritches--it was a silly game that we both loved. So it's wonderful to read of others who play specific games with their fur companions too!

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  2. This is Quinn, not Mommy. And I have to say, head scritchies are the best! And scrunchies!

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  3. Tucker has a look of bliss playing that game.

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  4. Oh Tucker, it sure looks like you are having such a good time with your Dad.Love the expression on your face. Great pictures. Have a great day.

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  5. so cute....and what fun we have with the games we play :)

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  6. Great photo series, John. Love Tucker's handsome face and his delightful expressions. Those little white paws are pretty adorable too.

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  7. The cutest dumplin' and we love how you "crush" his head!

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  8. Funny how they each have a favorite way to play. Our Mr Buttons will insist on belly rubs by flopping all over like a fish while I rub that belly (and he shows off his white leg pits.) Buddy and Fitz will have none of it while Rumpy will grab my hand and nibble.
    Happy Bird Day!

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  9. You can see how much fun he is having :) You have always said he was a big cat, but seeing his head in your hand gives a much better idea of how big boned he is!

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  10. What fun! Saku loves to play that way, but unlike Tucker, he's quite content to nip hard and draw blood.

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