Katie here. Guess what? My Aunt B made up a new game for me! Just for me! Isn’t that cool? Listen up, this is how it works:
First you put your tunnel in your people’s living room, or some other big room, where there’s lots of room to run. If it can be in front of the TV even better so all your peeps have to focus on you! You You You! Remember, lesson #1. It’s all about YOU!
So anyway….you’ve got your tunnel set up, right? And then your person takes one of your favorite stuffed toys, preferably a pig, and throws it into one end of your tunnel while shouting “PIGGY IN THE TUNNEL!” At that same moment you get all excited and dash into the other end, through the tunnel, scooping up your pig and emerging with it from the end of the tunnel near your person.
But of course you don’t just hand it off to your person. OF COURSE NOT! Pay attention all you doggies! Do NOT give it to the person sitting near your tunnel! Oh no! Run right past her! Take it to the person sitting on the sofa who is ignoring all this play. That way you engage them and remind them it’s ALL ABOUT YOU! YOU YOU YOU!
Got it? OK.
So then you get the person on the sofa to toss it to the person sitting by your tunnel. And then you know what happens? She throws it into your tunnel and yells “PIGGY IN THE TUNNEL!” and you run really really fast into the other end and race out with the piggy again!
You can do this as many times as you want…cause your people will think you are so cute they will keep playing and laughing and tossing the pig. It’s really fun.
And you know what else? When you get bored remember that you are in charge! Remember it’s all about YOU YOU YOU! They throw the pig in the tunnel and holler and you race in there and through it and leave the pig there! They will laugh so hard, but they will also know you’re done with the game for awhile.
Of course once they all go back to their regular boring stuff you can always race through the tunnel on your own and grab that pig and drop it at their feet. Pretty much I’ve found that gets them right back into the game. Every time.
Because they know it’s all about you.