Clever Canine Uses a “Boat” to get Ball Without Getting Wet

Hi there! Okay, I’ve got a big confession to make: I love to play ball. I know, I know, not a huge revelation for a dog, right? Well, let me make myself clear: I really, really love playing ball. Like, if it were a national sport, I’d get the gold medal every time. I just LOVE it!

Wherever the ball goes, I go! But whoops – sometimes my ball gets into the water in the pool! It’s such a pain whenever that happens. I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Why not use a doggie paddle to get to it?” Welllll, I have to be honest with you: I can’t swim. There I said it! Even if I could swim, who wants to get into the water and get all wet? But whenever this happens, I always get instantly bored. I always really want my ball back!

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So, whenever this happens, my first tactic is to splash the water. This is so I can make the ball float over here and I can grab it with my mouth. Overall, though, I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance it’ll work, whenever I do it. Sometimes I even make it go further away! Grrr, that’s always so annoying!

When that fails, I always go to strategy number two: my boat. No, not a luxury cruise. Just your average old pool toy boat. Laugh all you want, but it gets the job done! Sometimes, at least.

I have to select the boat very carefully, taking into account the size of the ball, the design of the boat, the position of the sun… it’s a very delicate process! Once I’ve picked the boat, I climb aboard! My humans were sure to get pool boats that support doggies human pups alike so I don’t need to worry about flipping over and falling into the cold water. Arrrrrr matey! I’m coming out there for me ball!

Whenever I get my ball, it’s always such a triumph! I aways feel so amazing! I feel like a real pirate. I’m always a little wet around my feet, but I’m mostly dry. Just the way I like it! I knew if I could come up with the right strategy I could get my ball back, and I did it!

Well, now that I have my ball back, I might just let the humans throw it for me. They did just stand aside and watch after all – might as well pull them into the fun! I can’t wait to get back to playing! Having a ball to play with is one of the best things in the world!