|Riley's Treasure, Magdalena, NM, Jan. 2012|
|No, says Lucy, it's MY treasure now...|
|Riley tries to run away with his find, but Lucy stops him with a growl...|
Despite being taller than Lucy and outweighing her by 10 to 15 pounds, Riley finally yielded. He sat as close as he dared and whined, and he had to be content with scraps after she finished. Lucy is definitely the pack leader here, mostly because she has been Top Dog since Riley showed up as a puppy last May. Dominance is a peculiar thing; it's not always lack of size or strength that makes us powerless, but simply the belief that we are.
|...and then makes him watch her chew it up.|