Bearclaw Valley Earworm
Private  July 05, 2018, 08:17 AM
Nunataq
Bearclaw Valley
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@Indra

The only two occasions, when Nuna was not on the run, were: 1. She was passed out, wherever here tired body had happened to fall down. 2. She was eating. But even then - while the first was inevitable (compensated by several power-naps), the second she always tried to do in a greedy haste, gobbling down any and every food given to her. Then trying to shamelessly steal more from her siblings and then dashing off. Not always this haste worked well - on more than one occasion she ended up throwing up her stomach contents, demanding her to slow down and eat more carefully.

But point 2. had a subpoint 2.1. called "Chewing bones". She had learned early on that chewing was difficult, if you moved around too much, but you could aim and convert all of the bursting energy to the strength and determination to destroy that ossified piece of meat and tendons. This she was doing now, having stolen (or scavenged - depends on the point of view) a shin-bone from remnants of a fawn that had been hidden in a cache. To have an easy escape, in case other puppies wanted to have the bone too (sure they would), Nuna had positioned herself not far from Indra's den. With the bone placed expertly between her outstretched forepaws, she was chewing and gnawing it away.
July 15, 2018, 12:43 PM
Indra
Bearclaw Valley
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drawn outside by the ravenous sound of bone-crunching, indra swept her eyelids closed and squinted into the afternoon glare. nunataq's small form, at first just a shadow while her eyes adjusted, seemed hunched over something -- and as indra's vision slowly took to the brightness outside, she caught the form of a splintered bone peeking out between the girl's forepaws.

indra's stomach grumbled; heeding her gut's reminder, the russet redleaf stalked off to the cache and returned with some unidentified carcass left by tadec. settling not too far from the girl, indra ate her fill and then stretched out content, basking in the suffused glow of sunlight.
July 15, 2018, 01:10 PM
Nunataq
Bearclaw Valley
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Indra had never taken food away from Nunataq, but still - when the caretaker passed the puppy, she crouched over her bone and growled. Just to remind that this was hers to keep and there would be no sharing involved. This proved an unneccessary move, because the she-wolf returned with a carcass of her own and Nuna followed her every movement, while she ate her fill and stretched out eventually.

The gears in the girl's mind were turning now, mixing up the ingredients for a mischief. But before that could take place, something else happened. Mindlessly she continued to chew on the bone, until there was a quiet crack, a yelp of pain that followed it and a very perplexed face that was looking down at the two pieces of canine milk teeth that she had broken.