Per your request, I was able to coax Tripp into sharing his Need Read Greed.
It only took a half a box of Milk-Bones, but here's what he came up with...
- Need: I'm a big fan of tennis balls. Are you familiar with these fluorescent bouncy spheres? They're just a hoot to play with and chase around the house. I wasn't introduced to them until I was five years old (oh, the horror!) and my life hasn't been the same since. While it's fun to play fetch in the back yard, I prefer to hide them throughout the house. Mom says I'm a hoarder, but I like to keep a close eye on my growing collection. Don't tell Beesly that my favorite place to store them is underneath the sink in the guest bathroom. She'll never find them under there!
- Read: The Old Man and the Sea is a literary classic. Some days, I like to sit outside and take in Lil' Puna's seaside view while reading my favorite Hemingway novella. I hope that makes me sound sophisticated because my parents joke around like I'm some sort of honky from the backwoods of Missouri with missing teeth — actually, I am missing most of my teeth. I think my Mom dresses me in a seersucker bow tie to compensate for my unfortunate dental situation. Anywho, I like to imagine myself catching a 16-foot fish and brawling with hungry sharks. Of course, my adventure wouldn't take 85 days!
- Greed: We have this glorious Kukui Nut Tree in the back yard and it drops loads of Kukui Nuts. I try to sneak them into the house on a daily basis. Mom thinks I look cute when I have a nut hidden in my mouth. Because my jowls are so big, they usually don't see that I have a nut until they hear it drop on the floor. I used to get away with bringing them in the house, but then I started chewing on them. What's so wrong with that? They said it makes a mess or something. Is it too much to ask to chew on these natural Hawaiian dog toys? I don't get it, but I'll keep trying.
Image Credit: Golden Retriever