Recently I discovered something new that can drain Brutus' endless energy: a tennis ball!
I had tried to get Brutus to play with balls in the past, but he never had much interest (other than chewing on golf balls). Then I happened across a tennis ball the other day - it had been in our gift bag from the dog party! Brutus wasn't doing anything at the time, so I gave it to him.
At first he just stared at the ball, sitting on the floor in front of him. He considered trying to eat it, but it's size and texture was not conducive to swallowing. Then I tossed it just to see what would happen. Not much initially, but then Brutus realized Mason wanted to play with the tennis ball. When you are the little dog, there's nothing like a good game of keep-away!!
That's not a golf ball, mom. But still, I do find it interesting. Let's have a look at it...
Hmm... Too big to eat...
And that furry stuff feels funny on my tongue. Wonder if it'll even fit in my mouth?
Mwff fumph wif dis?
(it was hard to understand what Brutus said here, as he had a tennis ball in his mouth....)
Oh, wait - Mason wants it??
Well then - game ON!!
Can't catch me!! Yeehaa!!
After some near disasters involving my interior decor, I decided we should take it outside. Mason lost interest (he's having a bad time with allergies right now, on antibiotics and prednisone for the itchies), but Brutus was all about chasing the ball around the back yard! He even brought it back to me multiple times. So funny to watch him bolting around with the tennis ball jammed in his big mouth!
What a mouthful!
Room to run now!
Right back at ya!!
I think we need to do this more often, Mom!!