This post is sponsored by Chuckit! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
If you’ve been a reader for a bit now, you know our American Bulldog version of Scooby Doo, Bo. Then you also probably know as well as I do that Bo the dog LOVES mail days, but especially when the mail is actually for him. When the people of Chuckit! sent us these goodies, I thought Bo was going to lose his mind with excitement. His favorite toy, by far are the launchers! Anything that he can really RUN after is his cup of tea. He loves a good game of fetch.
When you are BURSTING with excitement but your human is taking forever to open your toys, you try so so hard to sit and be a good pup.
And when you have siblings while trying to play fetch with your pup, you play fetch with them as well. Little goobers had SO much fun running the yard with Bo & Missy trying to beat the dogs to get the toy.
The kids loved being able to launch the balls for Bo. Normally, they get bored with fetch pretty quickly because they get tired of throwing the ball, and then fighting Bo again for it to throw it again (he loves the tug of war) but this was new and exciting and weeks later, nobody has tired of launching them yet.
Did you guys notice the lattice attached to our fencing? That’s because Bo got real friendly with our neighbors in Georgia and would jump the fence to hang with them. They didn’t mind (and we always made sure to hop behind him to pick up any poo he left behind).
But, moving here … our neighbors aren’t our friends anymore. They’re an elderly couple with tiny dogs that are terrified (and make it KNOWN everytime they’re outside by barking at him) that they’re terrified of Bo and his largeness. So, we QUICKLY had to remedy that fence jumping habit of his and the lattice was the quickest fix. It still cracks me up to see it there. It was supposed to be temporary, but it’s worked so far. *shrug* No, we eventually plan to get a privacy fence put there (it’s weirdly the only non-privacy fenced part of the backyard). Y’all should have seen the sweet neighbor lady’s face though when she realized why I was knocking on her door asking to go into her backyard. It’s cool, she brought the kids halloween goodies later in case she missed them trick or treating. We now take turns shoveling each others’ sidewalks and say hi in passing. It is all very pleasant, thank goodness. I was very worried that Bo and his largeness would make our neighbors hate us, but in fact I think it’s almost the opposite., really . . .
Our neighbors behind us actually call him by name and tell him to hush when he gets grumbly at them for having friends over. I heard our neighbor say, “Oh, huh up, Bo” one day & about fell over laughing. (It’s the same neighbor that when we painted informed us that he liked it better than the icky previous color our living room was).
Thankfully, Bo is a happy pup and makes it hard to be mad at him (Even when you find the trashcan lid stuck on his head because he tried to dig through to get that burrito). We love to #MakeFetchHappen as often as possible with Broseph. He gets so bored so easily, that we often do rounds of indoor fetch as well as outdoor.
Does your pup love to fetch too? Nothing is more entertaining to me than watching this big bafoon jump to catch his new ball. His little face lights up and he just beams. What makes your dogs happy? What is your favorite thing that your pet does? Tell me all about them. I love getting to know other people’s fur babes too!