Safe At Home Base

Every kid, including Roscoe, who has ever played tag knows you are safe if you are touching home base.

I'm safe on home base, so you can't tag me.
I’m safe on home base, so you can’t tag me.

Siberian games are much like kid games—the rules change constantly. But one rule is sacrosanct in tag—whoever is ‘It’ can’t tag someone who is on home base. That’s a safety zone.

No one can touch me!
No one can touch me!

By now, you are probably wondering why the other dogs aren’t breaking the rules and tagging Roscoe anyway. The truth is no game of tag is going on. The dogs came out to the yard and squirrels scampered up the trees. Everyone, including Roscoe, is mesmerized by the little critters.

Squirrel!
Squirrel!

2 Comments

  1. SeaWolf on November 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Funny. My three play zoomie tag. Speedy version of wrestle-bitey face. If you want a time out (home base) you go stand in the kiddy wading pool. No one will bite or tag you in the pool. Seems to be a safe spot that is respected by all.

  2. Jean Burkhardt on November 24, 2020 at 6:18 am

    My husband and I always say when we see the dogs looking at something like that-“They are HYPTONIZED by the squirrel”. Love Roscoe’s concentration.

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