Me and my dad are back at it again playing these silly games that he comes up with! He has all kinds of fun games and toys. Catch with a super bouncy tennis ball, fetch with a stick from the sweetest treat in the yard, or – my favorite – playing with my squeaky toy!
You ever watch “The Karate Kid”, where Daniel and Mr. Miyagi are trying to catch a fly with their chopsticks? Yeah, this is basically the dog-human-squeaky-toy equivalent of that. My human loves to show off his speed and pull the squeaky toy away at the last second. Argh! It’s a fun skill test, but how am I supposed to compete with a two-legger?! Humans have two limbs that don’t involve walking at all! All I have is my mouth!
And to make things more complicated, his big ol’ arm is in the way! Every time I try to go for the toy it’s like I’m being thrown into the pillory!
Okay, focus, Fido. Focus. You can do this. Let me think… What are some strategies I can use so that he can’t pull the squeaker…? Because every time he pulls the toy away, I get stuck in his arm for a while. Maybe I could… stay in his arm until he brings the toy back? No, he’s too smart to fall for that.
Maybe I could go around the other way and grab the toy that way? Mmm, no, he’ll just hide the toy before I can get around him. Think, Fido, think!
All right, I think I have a plan! I’ll just wait until the toy is far out enough that I can reach it! My human isn’t putting the toy far out enough, of course I won’t be able to catch it! Let me just wait for him to hold it out far enough… and strike!
Ha! My plan worked, I got it! Finally! Man, that was hard work. But it gave my human a good laugh, so It guess that was worth it, too.
And once the cameras were off, my human got me my favorite bacon treats as a thank you for giving him a laugh – and hopefully getting him a viral video.