Today hubby took him out with one of his squeaky toys. Dakota threw it down the terrace and hubby went to get it. In the photo above, he is getting ready to kick it to Dakota. Notice how the dog is crouched, ready to pounce.
He caught it and each time he did, he had to squeak that sheep before tossing it down the terrace again.
Finally, he decided that he would just throw it and pounce on it himself without any help.
Here he is squeaking it and taking it nearer to the stump. He wants to make sure that it is with him and that no one or anything else can get it. When he has this toy outside, he is very protective of it. It doesn't leave his side unless hubby is playing kick the sheep. lol (Notice the hole he's dug in the yard. Grrr!)
It's time for a rest. He loves laying on the clover. It's soft and cool. Even though it wasn't a hot day, Dakota is panting up a storm. He's done in and that makes him a much better companion for the rest of the day.
What would we do without our pets. Each has a special place in our hearts and remain there all of our lives. Dakota has worked his way into our hearts in the very short time he's been with us. We laugh at his antics and frown when he misbehaves, but he brings a lot of joy into our home.
PS. No sheep were harmed during this exercise. :-)