Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Joys of Fetch

So today, the Boss Lady tried once again to get me to understand the "joys of fetch". She said it was a lot of fun and I should try it.

I'm still not buying it.

I mean, what's the point? I love to chase the frisbee or ball. I can even catch it out of the air. But once it stops moving, who cares?

The Boss Lady said I am supposed to bring it back to her. Isn't that why we keep Limerick around? He just loves to do grunt work like that. I did the important work - I stopped the frisbee from escaping the yard. Shouldn't she be happy with that?

Besides, if I did everything, there'd be nothing left for the little guy to do and he is good at returning things to the Boss Lady. There's not much he can do well, so let's leave him this one thing.

During our "fetch lesson" as the Boss Lady likes to call it, Limerick actually tried to get to the frisbee before me. Silly pup, I don't know what he was thinking. He was running, looking at the frisbee and wasn't watching where he was going....and ran right into the practice agility tunnel. He got all tangled up in it and rolled for a good 15 feet before he figured out how to get back out. It was like watching a train wreck - I was so stunned I forgot to let go of the frisbee.

Limerick is...well...he' shall I put this delicately? ...he's just not the brightest bulb....

Dublin says it's because he's young and he'll eventually smarten up, but I just don't know....


Stephen Denton said...

Hey, Anya- I know what you mean about that fetch thing. I think it's just because the people are too lazy to come and get it after we've done all the work of catching those run-away balls and frisbees. But I found out that if I take them back to my mom, she will give me the YUMMIEST treats! Does the boss lady do that for you? Or is it just that "Good dog, nice doggie, now DROP IT!" stuff? That is definitely not worth the trouble. I'd rather lie down with the ball and rip it to shreds!

Your friend, Nuala

Anya said...

You know? That might explain why the Boss Lady is always waving treats at me when I am "on the job". I never did understand that - who has time for food when there are dogs to herd? :)