Monday, February 15, 2010

The Red Balloon

A few weeks ago, I got the idea of getting a helium balloon for Niko because he is entertained by anything that moves.  I first got my hands on a free latex red balloon from a store with their logo on it.  To my dismay, the thing popped within minutes of reaching the ceiling. Niko had half a minute of enjoyment.

Valentine's Day came along and I bought a red heart shaped mylar balloon for $1. This one is still alive after 4 days.  However, Niko does not seem to like it as much as the other one.  I think it's the shininess and he is intimidated by it.  Sometimes he acts like the balloon will attack him and he barks ferociously.

Other times, the balloon is so far above his line of sight, he chases the ribbon as it bounces around. Go figure, he plays with dogs twice his size, but a balloon brings his fangs out.

1 comment:

  1. I have a shiba inu named Miko. She looks exactly like Niko and when she plays she loves t stick her butt up in the air and howl.

    This is the best picture I could find of her