November 27th 2009 6:12 pm
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You know I love to fetch a tennis ball. But that is an outside game. If I try to bring in a tennis ball it gets tossed back out.
We have these little soft, squeaky egg shaped balls. These are great for inside fetch. I have trained the whole family to throw the egg balls down the hall for me to retrieve!
I get one egg ball and drop it someone's feet. I do the mind trick thing and they pick up the ball and throw it down the hall for me. We do this over and over. Dad can get a good bounce off the wall and that makes the ball go even farther.
A couple of things don't work. The Ellie cat likes to snooze on the arm of the couch. The other night I dropped the ball in front of where she was napping. Looked at the ball. Looked at Ellie. Mind trick did not work on her. She just kept napping.
The other deal that works part of the time is when Mom is on the couch. She will throw the ball for me. She's not very good at aiming down the hall, but, hey, it is still a game of fetch. Today though, her eyes closed while I was playing. After awhile she stopped throwing the egg ball. I put the ball next to her hand. Nothing. I put the ball in her lap. Nothing. I kept trying this but it was just not happening.
Next time I play I need to remember the inside fetch game works best with a person, not a kitty cat. That person should be awake.
Valuable insights, Tux- I'll mention them in class!