Bart's eye is on the ball (rock); Mabel's eye is on Bart!
The bestie discovered that her boy, Bart, will chase rocks endlessly especially if thrown in water or large bushes! I've tried throwing rocks for Mabel and she just rolls her eyes at me! "As IF MOOOOM!" she seems to say. I can almost envision her with her paw firmly planted on her hips as she looks at me in utter disgust!
So when we happened on Bart playing his game, I was quite surprised when Mabel joined in. Mind you, she does NOT chase rocks. No... it's Bart's fuzzy tail she prefers! Bart will chase rocks for hours on end. Mabel will chase Bart for hours on end! All this equals a pretty easy hike for two feeble middle aged mommas!
Heaven forbid we should stop throwing rocks at our dogs and start talking to each other. They both stand there, impatiently waiting. Mabel understands that it is the throwing of the rocks that begins the play. Even though she has no interest in that, she stares at us, eagerly waiting...
Hey Moms! We're WAITING!!!
One good splash and they are off and running. Bart after rocks; Mabel after Bart.
On the odd chance that a rock ends up on land, Bart will do his best to pick it up! But by then, there's another rock headed for water! Every now and again, Mabel will make contact with her "prize." They tussle a bit and it's off to chase more rocks!