I try to resist pet postings. But sometimes I break down. Both our dogs are getting long in the tooth.
For 12 springs now, Jade — our lab/border collie mix — has been a constant (and sometime annoying) companion in the garden.
This is how I typically see her, with ball (or more often Norway spruce cone) in mouth, ready to play. If I ignore her, she throws the toy in the garden cart, a bucket, or the hole Im digging and bark until I pick it up an throw it — only to repeat the whole process.
She still likes being outside, but her persistence is waning. After a toss or two, she gives me the look: Do I have to initiate the whole play thing? Will you think less of me?
And then she’ll lie down and watch me work. NIce company.