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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2017, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Wrestling Match! Newlie 1, Mom 0

Well, Newlie and I inadvertently got into a wrestling match today. He is always trying to bring his nasty tennis ball from outside into the house and this is a no-no and he knows it. He has plenty of balls inside the house, by the way, but he still wants to bring the tennis balls in, I think partly because he just wants to and partly as a game. Sometimes, he hides the ball in his mouth in such a way that I can’t see it and then once he is inside, he flashes it at me.

I have recently found this way of positioning myself at the back door that works pretty well. I have a ball in my hand, and while he focuses on that, he drops his own ball and goes in and then I drop my ball and come in behind him. He always thinks the ball in my hand is better than the one he has, so it never fails.

But today, I am not positioned right and when Newlie drops his ball, I put my foot on it. Of course, that is a challenge and he begins to pry the ball from underneath my foot with his mouth. He is determined, but so am I, so it is a stalemate. He stops for a moment and I tell him to “get in the house” and he starts to go so I step off the ball. But then, he whirls around at the last minute to come back through the door to get the ball and I am trying to block him and pin him to the door with my leg. Needless to say, he finally got free, grabbed the ball and ran into the house. I could have killed him. I was like “YOU. DROP. THAT. BALL. RIGHT. NOW. MISTER! and he casually dropped it at my feet. I could swear I saw a grin.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2017, 03:05 PM
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LOL, I feel your pain!

I've been doing the jolly ball battle with Carly for 7 years now. NO JOLLY BALLS IN THE HOUSE. She drags it back in through the dog door every chance she gets. I'm constantly having to hide it from her, or I'll fall over it in the middle of the living room.

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Well, Newlie and I inadvertently got into a wrestling match today. He is always trying to bring his nasty tennis ball from outside into the house and this is a no-no and he knows it. He has plenty of balls inside the house, by the way, but he still wants to bring the tennis balls in, I think partly because he just wants to and partly as a game. Sometimes, he hides the ball in his mouth in such a way that I can’t see it and then once he is inside, he flashes it at me.

I have recently found this way of positioning myself at the back door that works pretty well. I have a ball in my hand, and while he focuses on that, he drops his own ball and goes in and then I drop my ball and come in behind him. He always thinks the ball in my hand is better than the one he has, so it never fails.

But today, I am not positioned right and when Newlie drops his ball, I put my foot on it. Of course, that is a challenge and he begins to pry the ball from underneath my foot with his mouth. He is determined, but so am I, so it is a stalemate. He stops for a moment and I tell him to “get in the house” and he starts to go so I step off the ball. But then, he whirls around at the last minute to come back through the door to get the ball and I am trying to block him and pin him to the door with my leg. Needless to say, he finally got free, grabbed the ball and ran into the house. I could have killed him. I was like “YOU. DROP. THAT. BALL. RIGHT. NOW. MISTER! and he casually dropped it at my feet. I could swear I saw a grin.
ROFL! This sounds so much like Enya! She knows the toys inside stay inside and the outside ones stay outside. But she always has to have something in her mouth. She has a teddy bear she always carries to the door when she wants to go out. So one morning I get to the door and say 'ous' and she drops it and I say 'out' and she grabs it as I go to open the door. I say 'ous' as I shut the door and she drops it. Yeah, next time I'm going to find a new word for ous as i catch myself saying 'out' for both and they sound the same. By the fourth rendition of this new game of hers I grab the toy and hold it behind my back. I open the door saying 'out' and she starts to go, spins and feints like she's going to grab it from behind me and then as I spin away from her she takes off out the door, grabbing the stick she'd left there the night before. She had the biggest grin on her face as she took off out the door.
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I went to let Newlie back in the house today before I left for work. Of course, he had a ball in his mouth and when I told him to "Drop it," he feinted and lobbed the ball into the house past me. Having scored (and made) his point, Newlie mosied in to get a drink of water. Newlie 2, Mom 0.
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This is so funny! Thanks for letting us enjoy the "game" lol.

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Hahaha love it!

I've never known a breed of dog that is actually this cheeky! They know they aren't supposed to, they just think its funny to do it any way... you can see them laughing and having a great time at it.
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And probably had his tongue hanging out one side of his mouth with a big grin! Love it!
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our first visit to my mother in law years ago...she put all her cats in the basement (they have boxes and food ect down there, it's their domain). Said no dogs in basement. So I went down to do some laundry. Told my girl to stay at the top of the stairs and she did. A few minutes later I hear thunk pa bump thunk and here comes her ball bouncing down the stairs. She is looking down at me delightedly.

"Mom, I dropped my balls by accident. Now I HAVE to go get it"

as she stampers down the steps to get her ball and try and catch a glimpse of a kitty before I get there to send her back up.

I can't lie, I laughed...and so dropping balls down the stairs became a thing. She has even taught it to the boy. I still think it's funny when I hear a ball come bouncing down and I look up to see someone's delighted face at the top
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