Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How Fetching!

A couple weeks ago, Edison found a tennis ball somewhere in the house.  He has spent the past two weeks running around the house with it in his mouth.


Every time I let him out of his crate, he runs right for his ball.


With the nice weather we've been having and the large amount of time we've been spending outside, we've been working on the age-old game of fetch.


Neither of our pooches are big fetchers (especially Tesla, who isn't much of a toy dog unless she's stealing it from Edi), so it's not really a past-time of ours.


But we've really gotten into the swing of it this week.  Edison has been loving the extra exercise, and we love the interaction we get with him, plus the chance to work on his obedience.  He's actually getting pretty good at returning it (after a full lap around the yard of course), and we've come to love the mindless repetition of tossing the ball.


Does your dog fetch?

9 comments:

  1. Like Tess, Lainey does not fetch. And would only do so if she saw us playing with Stewie and then she would just take the ball from him and run away with it.

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    1. That is EXACTLY what Tess does! Too funny!! She's not a toy-playing dog at all - she does the same things with Edi's toys in the house...steals them and then tried to destroy them!

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  2. That's cool! Great pictures:)

    Kaya LIVES for fetch. She leaps up and down several feet off the ground when we first get out of the car. I swear she'd fetch 'til she dropped dead. She also has a knack for finding tennis balls on our hikes. She brings them all the way back to the car, even if it is miles away. Needless to say, we never have to buy new balls!

    Like Tess, Norman is not into it. Sometimes I can get maybe 2 throws out of him but it's hilarious because he runs after it with no intensity, more like the squirliness of a puppy and he drops it about 10 times on the way back. I picture him giggling as he does it:) Then he's over it.

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    1. WOW! That's intense! Athough Edi is just getting into actually fetching he LOVES his ball. I threw it for him last night and it got stuck in the tree in our yard. He spent at least 5 minutes jumping up at the tree and actually trying to climb up the trunk to get it!

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  3. That is awesome! I call Melvin a Labrador Receiver. He will catch it once and then the game is over. Jake's mouth doesn't even open wide enough for a ball to fit in!

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  4. Awe look how cute Edi boy is how I miss him and Tesla! <3

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  5. Dottie loves a good game of fetch, Boomer however loves to play keep away!

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