When Indy was a baby playing with his siblings, Barb and LaDonna noticed that he would take a coveted toy and stash it away for his own personal use. Since he's been with us, I've seen the same thing. Just the other day, Indy waited for Jazz to finish playing with a toy that we often fill with treats. When Jazz finished with it, Indy snatched it up and stuck it in the pile of dog toys in his special hiding place. He's also done this with bones and antlers. He never takes the coveted object away from one of the other dogs. He just waits until they walk away and then he quietly stashes it.
Well, this morning, Jim noticed that the TV remote was missing. Although there is an end table right next to the couch where Jim sits, he often leaves the remote on the arm of the couch. Tess and Jazz know that is Dad's prized possession, so they don't touch it. This morning, though, it was nowhere to be found! After searching in the couch cushions, on the floor, and under the couch, I suggested that we look in Indy's favorite hiding place in the pile of dog toys...and there was the remote!!