That is a screenshot of Lucy, victoriously snatching her brand-new Skinneez toy (a long, floppy thing with a squeaker at each end and no stuffing for them to pull out, yay) from Virgil, who is following in hot pursuit. Good girl, Luce! (Winning a battle is a rare event for her.)
I’ve actually never seen both dogs freak out this completely over the same toy. We bought them their first Skinneez – a raccoon, I think – a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been madness ever since, so yesterday I went back to the store to get them another. But of course both of them just want whichever one the other has. No sharing whatsoever.
And while this may look like a medieval torture device, it is actually the second absolute must-have that I picked up for them recently: a JW Pet Company Dematting Rake. Virgil has incredibly thick hair that is almost impossible to keep from matting, even with daily brushing…and we’ve been at a bit of a loss, because, as we all know, the kid does not enjoy being shaved. So far, none of the brushes I’ve tried have been able to do the trick, but this dematting rake is a mini miracle: you move it upwards from the skin (blades pointing away from the dog) and it gently and painlessly cuts through the tangles.