I've mentioned before that Rita's not really that into playing fetch. Oh, she'll run after the ball/toy a time or two, but then she just takes it to her bed.
You've heard of "recumbent cycling", right? Well, I guess this is her idea of "recumbent fetch." Here's a little video of her "playing" ball:
Did you see the "well, duh" look she gave me when I said "should I get that for you?"?! Lazy little turkey.
Our beagle was also inventive when it came to ball play. Some might say she was being lazy -- because she would stay on the couch and WE would run around -- but that wasn't laziness. That was just her way of making us play too.
In our first apartment, our couch stuck out into the room, so she'd get up on the couch with her paws on the back part of it. (Some of you might recall that I wrote about this once before - and also of her love of apple-chasing and other games, but will recap here since Rita's recumbent fetch game reminded me of Bailey.)
The hubs and I would stand in the open area behind the sofa and bounce a ball at her. She would knock it with her nose and send us chasing after it. If we caught it, we got a point. If we didn't, she got a point. I swear she would purposely try to bop it off at some crazy angle where we'd never get to it in time.
In our current house, our sofa again sticks out into the room. Thinking this would be a good game for our lazy Rita! Maybe I'll try to teach it to her!
Please tell me I'm not the only one with a lazy dog!
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