I watched a young dog this morning, playing with a pumpkin. Maybe playing wasn't the right word. The large pumpkin was obviously new to his space - he approached it a little cautiously. Sniff, sniff. No response from the pumpkin. He might have licked it, he did try to bite it. Again, no reaction. He pushed it with his nose, with is paw. Still nothing happened. So he lifted his leg, annointed that pumpkin, and went off to do something else.