So it wandered around a little bit more. It watched Kadin worked with the other houluh kind of not really knowing what to do.
It was the same game they had been playing before and having fun with, so the houluh took to it just like they had with the others, searching high and low for the treat or the object he’d given them the scent of. They had already performed the behavior, now he was just making sure that they got used to the word for it and more of the nature of what was being asked of them. So Kadin continued to have them practice for a little bit longer. He continued to do the same thing. He’d have the houluh tied up, he’d hold a treat or a toy in front of them to sniff, then he’d drag it around the obstacle course, eventually hiding it. Once it was well hidden, he’d tell them to “track!” and release them to find the item. Once again, Elk continued to be quicker to pick this up.
It was also a little bit bored and upset because it wasn’t happy it wasn’t being paid attention to. Tex really wanted to play too especially since they all seem to be having so much fun. So Tex decided to get a little bit closer. Of course Kadin couldn’t really pay much attention to Tex while he was working with both Elk and Pepper. He had to ignore the puppy looking for his attention in favor of the other two puppies that were already doing the same thing.
He was used to learning new games from Kadin and he was particularly enjoying this one. He’d put his nose down and track down the toy or treat to wherever Kadin had hid it. Pepper was younger and a little bit less experience learning how to do new things like this, so it look her a little more time to figure out how this all worked. But she was eventually tracking stuff down as quickly as Elk could, especially after she started watching Elk and following along after him. That seemed to help, picking up on how he was doing things. Kadin continue this practice until he was satisfied that they pretty much knew what they were doing. Then he figured that it was time to go onto the next step. They had the basics down on how to use their nose to find a treat. They could also now search out a treat or a toy in an obstacle course after he’d properly hidden it so that they needed to track down the scent.
Tex wasn’t too pleased about that, but there wasn’t anything that could be done because Kadin was busy. So with nothing better to do, Tex wandered away and started looking for other things to do. It looked around it from different shells that it found on the ground some of them even moved which was weird. Tex poked at the shells with its nose and tried to get them to move, but then it stopped moving and wouldn’t move at all.
Kadin presented the houluh with the rags that had fish smell on them once again. Then he told them to track. Elk and Pepper were both use to looking for treats or even toys that Kadin had run through the obstacle course and hidden for them. Now they were being told to track down fish, so they were a bit confused and unsure how to do this. Kadin lead them over by the water and had them sniff at the rags some more, telling them once again to “track!” Luckily, Kadin actually had hidden some fish around the river earlier, so he wasn’t asking them to go on a wild goose chase. The houluh sniffed at the rags some more before putting their noses down and getting to work. Elk and Pepper were off sniffing around all over the place in order to try to find the fishy smell that they were told to track down. They could smell fish in the area. They knew what the fish they were searching for smelled like. They just needed to go find them! And since this was a fun game, even if they didn’t completely understand yet, they at least understood what they were supposed to be doing.
Tex, on the other hand, wasn't sure what he should be doing now. Elk and Pepper were running around with Kadin and he sort of wanted to get in on the fun. He trotted over, wagging his tail and yipping at them to see if he could get any attention.
Of course, the other houluh were happy to see him, but they were too busy trying to do their trick to stop and play with him! Instead they had to ignore him and keep looking! Tex whined about that and looked around for something more fun to do so that they'd get jealous.
They were given a scent to find and now they were off to go find it! Although they were a bit confused. Elk went looking all the way back in the obstacle course for since that’s where they had been searching for everything else. He sniffed around and sniffed around but he couldn’t find any treats or fish smell there. Kadin offered him the rag again when he saw that Elk was struggling. Elk sniffed at it, but he was having some trouble trying to figure out what it was he was supposed to be finding if it wasn’t a treat. Kadin lead him back over to the water where he was sure that the scents would be easier for the houluh to pick up on. Eventually he started to kind of wander around following his nose to see if he smelled anything similar to what he had been given. Surprisingly, it was Pepper who picked up on this one faster. She sniffed at the rag a bit initially, and she sniffed around the obstacle course a little bit, but then she started running off and looking elsewhere. It seemed like she was trying to find the scent she was supposed to be tracking.
Kadin noticed the houluh who didn’t seem to know what to do with himself and walked over to scoop him up into his arms. Tex yipped and whined and wiggled, but Kadin laughed and held him carefully until he settled down. “We’ll do something soon, I promise.” He told the pup, still holding him in his arms while he watched the other two search. “Once they’ve got this down we’ll be moving on to learn something else.
She was trying to figure out where what she had smelled was hiding! Kadin smiled at that and followed along, encouraging her and Elk both to keep tracking, puppy in his arms and all. It took a while but eventually both pups were able to find some fish each after following their noses. He praised them for their hard work and made sure that they had plenty of treats for all of their effort. Then he tried the same thing all over again with some different fish. He wanted to keep practicing until he was sure they had it down. In order to mix things up, he didn’t have them search for fish every time, either. He’d have them try to sniff out different plants and even treats sometimes, too. Each time he’d tie them up, set up the course, then give them something to smell, tell them to “Track!”, and let them loose. He continued practicing this until he was satisfied that they would be able to figure it out even if it was something he was asking them to find out in the wild.
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6