Monday, January 21, 2008


Orion has a few games he likes to play, and we thought we would share them with our friends. These are in addition to the traditional games of "Chase the Kitty" and "Chase the little Girl".
The first is a hide game we call "Hide the Bone" although the "bone" can be a toy, stuffie, towel, cookie, anything he wants to play the game with. First, I give him the "bone" and he walks into the livingroom, sniffing and looking for just the right place to "hide" it. After several trips around the room, he will place it in its hiding spot (usually in plain sight, can't make it too hard on the humans). Then he sits by the sofa. If we don't notice he has hid the toy, he will let out a loud "sigh" to get our attention. Then, I'll say, "Where's your bone?" and he will keep his head very still and move only his eyes in the direction of his toy(I'm not supposed to notice, but it's funny that he does this). Then I make a big show of searching for the bone until I find it. Upon finding it I take it into the next room and "hide" it, coming back empty-handed. He then runs into that room to search for it, and re-hides it in the livingroom for me to find. This is HIS favorite game and he will play for an hour.
Another game we enjoy (which is MY favorite game)is the "Yawn" game. Orion has a tendancy to let everyone know when he yawns. The variety of noises he makes is very entertaining. So we will go lie down on the floor next to him and loudly yawn. He lifts his head and, since yawns are contagious, he loudly yawns back. Then we will either go around the room, with each person loudly yawning and the newf yawning back, or, if it's just the two of us, we'll go back and forth until he "Woooo-woooo-woooooo"s at me. This never fails to send me into a fit of giggles.
The last game is our own version of Monty Python's Fish Slapping Dance, only we use a cooked green bean. Very, very funny.


  1. Awwww! Those games sound awesome! I think you should video tape him playing the hide the bone game...I know we'd all love to see it!

    My favorite game is hide & seek mom/secretary tells me to sit & stay & then she goes it the other room, hides & yells, "Come & find me!" & then I search until I find her...& then we do it over & much fun.

    Love & Licks,

  2. I want to see video of the Green Bean Slapping Dance!

    Bubba (Cub)

  3. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Yawn game huh? Sounds a lot like my favourite game too...

  4. Hi, Orion-
    Great to meet you! We were pawing it forward this morning, and your name came up! Ari doesn't do well with hide and seek games, unless it involves me trying to hide cat food where she can't find it. She does, however, live for the opportunity when she can play keep-a-way!

    Kathryn and Ari

  5. Orion,
    We'd be thrilled to cross-link blogs. We've added yours to our page this afternoon.

    See you soon!

  6. You've been tagged! Come to our blog to see more.

  7. Hi- I'm on a visit tonight and found your blog. You seem to know some of my friends (Randi, and Ari).

    I will call back later. Oh, I don't hide or yawn.


  8. Ha woo! Games are fun!