In our new house, my husband and I have made a standing evening date with Denali: run in circles in the yard until you want to collapse on the living room rug. Well, Denali does the running – we just encourage it.
So last night, as Denali was rounding the “track,” he found a piece of wood. It was about a foot long and resembled a plank. He grabbed it in his mouth, stopped a moment to chew and then began running with it. I tried to grab it from him but he just ran the other direction. Mark managed to snatch it and decided to toss it. I guess he was hoping Denali would play fetch.
One thing: Denali doesn’t do fetch.
Denali ran for the wood and proceeded to run more circles around the yard, sprinting in the opposite direction every time we tried to grab it from him. Occasionally, he’d drop it and we’d toss it again but not once did he bring it back. It was thoroughly amusing for all involved and any frustration that our dog doesn’t get “fetch” was lost.
If you really want to see a dog anxious to play fetch, you should check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NxR3eNT1pc&feature=player_embedded#at=30