So we’re at the dog park (pre-covid) and there’s this pretty popular ball that a few dogs, including mine, seem to really like. So my guy has it for a little while, they’re all running around, and he ends up losing it and it gets snagged by one of the dogs playing with them. We’ll call this other dog Richard.
My dog stops. I can see his ears perked forward, brow wrinkled; it’s his thinking expression. He does a quick visual sweep and grabs the nearest stick. While keeping an eye on, and staying close to Richard, who now has the popular ball, my guy starts tossing the stick, bouncing, and and playing super dramatically with this stick; it’s not how he plays with toys at all. He likes to chase and tug, and not much else. After 20 seconds of this act, Richard with the popular ball takes notice of this apparently fantastic new toy, drops the ball AND MY GUY BOLTS AND SNAGS THE POPULAR BALL with zero hesitation, leaving this formerly lucky dog with nothing but a lame stick that none of them actually wanted.
Did my dog just fuckin lie to Richard?