Tyson, day 2.
Jazz was sick earlier in the week, so the expected arrival date was later than we expected. Cliff didn't want Tyson to disturb Jazz if he was still sick, so he didn't even call us on Thursday. He is indeed a happy hyper dog with no real off switch, just as advertised.
He came yesterday about noon. Cliff was exhausted from moving his things and was more focused on re-hydrating than the dog. So I played with Tyson and my dog Kenya. If I stand just right, I can play tug with Kenya and toss the ball upstairs for Tyson. He does get tired faster if he runs up stairs. I didn't realize that he could overtire, but apparently he can. He still wanted his ball, but he would stop and lie down with his legs stiffened out. He did manage to have enough to drink- he kept dropping the ball into the water dish. I managed to find a way to lie on the couch to where he could see the ball and my hand wasn't touching it, and I could pet both dogs. This helped him calm down.
Later Jazz took the balls from him. I say balls because Tyson is very ball focused and will find balls we didn't know we had. Take one ball, and he is driven into search mode and he will look for another ball. Or keep looking at where the balls have been put... can he figure out a way to get there from here? This is just as exhausting as actually playing with a ball.
Right now, he's got a golf ball. He's playing at my feet, running the ball around my chair and foot pedal, and then running the ball elsehere in the room. ihave never seen a golfball get so torn up (even when I play golf, I'm not that mean to the ball). But he's not throwing the ball on my feet, which is fine.
He's very ball oriented. The only time he pays any attention to Kenya is when she is also after the ball or between him and either the ball or the ball thrower. And Kenya is very happy to stand between Tyson and me. He was curious about Spider. He seemed intent on displaying dominant behavior with her. But then, she's the only cat he outweighs. The rest of the cats he completely ignored.
He spent the night in the crate. I put in a nice bed and some food and water. He did bark and whine initially, but I could not hear it in the bedroom. Jazz stayed downstairs for a while after I went up, and he says the dog quieted down after a minute or so, and that's good. The cats, I'm sure, were grateful.