"Wrymple, I dig like this." the puppy arfed. A pair of paws dug into the soft dirt. "I can't dig like you. I gots paws and you gots none. But you are big. Big big. So use your bigness and push the dirt."
Sugar then demonstrated with her nose, sliding dirt here and there. She didn't like getting her nose dirty but she adored fandom. And imitation is the greatest form of flattery to a dog. She liked being pack leader.