I always bring a toy with me when I run the dogs in the fields. Not so much so they can play fetch, but so I can distract Gyp if she gets all weird. Yes, Gyp gets weird. If Kaleb starts alerting on birds and circling - and heaven forbid flushes one, Gyp wants to GET OUT OF TOWN - she has even bee-lined all the way back to the car because she was so freaked out, she also hates walking in the dense brush. So I bring a ball with me to distract her and she gets over her phobia pretty darn quick.
Today however, I forgot the toy in the truck. DAMMIT. Gyp started to get weird about 10 minutes into our walk, and we were too far to go back and get the toy. She starts to get farther away from me and gets slower and her ears get all twitchy and her eyes won't focus on me. Oh crap I thought.
Think Sarah, think.
I had a moment of brilliance. I would like to introduce the newest and bestest dog toy around , I am sure it will catch on like wild fire.
I am proud to introduce, the Leash-Ball [TM]...
Gyp loves the Leash-ball [TM]!
She'll never get scared, ever again!
Let's see if Kaleb likes it ....
Duh, of course he does.
meanwhile, Jane looks on
"Losers. Seriously, who plays with a leash ..."
If it's good enough for Jane, anyone will like it ....