|Hi momma... let's go for a walk!|
On this day, he spied a tennis ball and grabbed it.
I mean, with gusto!
He is so quiet and calm these days, it does my heart good to see him excited about anything. I half-heartedly tried to make him drop it.
He would have none of that.
I tried pulling it out of his mouth, again, not too hard. Nope. Turned his head to keep it from me.
I'll let His Poodleness tell you the rest of the story...
Cole here... you know how you leave the house thinking another boring walk around the neighborhood? Then a miracle happens and you see treasure in the form of a yellow ball. Well no amount of begging by mom could entice me to let go of my treasure. It's mine! It's the rule. Finders Keepers.
Usually I find great sticks, either to carry, relocate or chew up on the spot, and omg you should hear the complaints from the parental units... Cole come on, drop the stupid stick or bring it with us.
Some sticks need chewing up on the spot, and I know the dogs out there know which ones they are.
Today, I found the ball.
Well she not only found her way to the house, calling me the whole time,( how embarrassing) but. went. IN.
Closed the door loudly so I could hear it.
Probably thought I'd come running like a puppy. I'm 12 for Pete's sake!
She waited about a second, and I knew she was watching me, then came back.
Now this is fun!! I'm in control! As it should be!
Notice I am still playing statues and holding the magic ball.
Then she came out again, down the path, to me, saying the words I hate to hear..." Uh, Oh"... in that tone of voice. I had to give it to her then. She can get so upset, and all doggies know when to give in. You don't want to upset the
LeeAnna here again... well I put the ball down on the bench by the door. Cole walked slowly past staring at it the whole time. Reluctant to leave it. The next time we went out for our evening walk, he grabbed it and walked the whole way with it in his mouth AGAIN! Wowie, this ball must be beef flavored. He didn't even drop it when he petted Miss Maria, Piglet's mom. He just showed it to her.
He keeps it on the bench with his fave sticks for play time with Daddy. Does your dog pick up treasures along the way and become attached?