Does your dog like to play with a ball? Why do dogs like to play catch? Can dogs really see what is on the TV? How much do you know about the way your dog sees the world?
One of my favorite hobbies is playing with a ball. I have many ways to play ball.
One is for somebody to throw it and then I go and run after it and catch it in my mouth. Then somebody yells “Bring me the ball” and I’m supposed to bring it back, but I don’t always do that. Sometimes, I do, but sometimes I don’t. Sometimes my parents will have to say, “Joey, come” and I’m supposed to come with the ball, but I don’t always do that, either. Sometimes I drop the ball, and then come to them, leaving the ball behind. Then they say, “Joey, bring me the ball” and here we go, all over again.
Sometimes I’ll bring them the ball, but I won’t drop it. Then they say, “Joey, sit” and then “Drop it” and “Drop the ball” and “Joey, Drop it” until I finally let go of it. I like this game.
Another game I like to pay is toss the ball high in the air and catch it with my mouth. I play this by myself, and I am proud of this skill. I can play this for a long time. Sometimes when we have people over our house, I will start to play this game as a way of attracting their attention and as a way of saying “Play with me”.
Now that I’m wounded, I can’t play ball either with them or by myself. I’m not allowed to hurt my ankle, which is in the splint and is trying to heal from the surgery.
The closest I can come to playing ball is watching baseball, as you see here. I’m watching baseball with my parents so that we can spend time together. Baseball is very big where I live. I’m a little interested in the motion on the screen. In these pictures, my team is at bat.
We won this game, by the way, 4-3.