We’re going to take a brief break from food to discuss the importance of teamwork. Really, anything can happen when you grab a partner and work together on something. One’s strengths will help the other’s weakness and vice versa.
For instance, when you’re unsure how to play fetch, it’s great to have a friend along to help fill in the blanks.
I’ll go ahead and use names now.
Davey throws stick.
Cody leaps over obstacles as he tracks said stick. Meanwhile, Tessa is prancing at the shoreline.
Cody finds sticks and grabs it.
So, out trots Tessa.
And I’m pretty sure Tessa is pretty pleased with herself every time.
And thats how it happens every time folks. Little old ladies pause as they’re walking by and say, ‘oh my, is that how they always do it? And look she just goes and takes it right from his mouth! Oh, my [delicately chortle into hand].’
When Cody and Tessa play fetch with other dogs, I sometimes wonder what on earth the guy with the stick and the dog who actually knows what its doing are thinking. Tessa just flies off the handle every time as the person throws the stick, and then waits for the other dogs to bring the stick back so she can jump again. Cody often times beats the other dog to the stick and then stands there with a look that says, ‘its your turn, take the dumb thing’. The smart dog isn’t quite sure what will happen if he takes the stick Cody found, but eventually does so and so the the cycle continues.