I don’t know about you, but I just have to chase something that is moving. Don’t know why, it’s just a natural reaction to it. So I sat down for a sec just to see if I could figure things out. I thought really hard about it, but it’s not exactly as simple as you’d think.
That’s because there is something about the chase that every dog I know really enjoys. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s great exercise. These are all awesome things, but my favorite has to be the chase in of itself.
I chased a squirrel one time as it raced back and forth down the top of the fence. Never did catch that rascal, but it was fun. In fact, I really don’t even know how it started in the first place. Don’t really know if we were being pals and racing or if I even wanted to catch him and make him squeak like a toy.
Is it about the racing? Well, maybe. Let’s see, I do like to win, so that would be something important to remember when racing. There’s also the challenge of the whole thing, just to see if I can out run anything and everything under the sun.
Sometimes I just want to catch something though, like the ball or the stick or the cat. I really want to catch that cat though, just to see that look on her face when I finally do. Someday maybe. But I’ll be happy enough if you’d just throw the stick already, alright?
So what about the actual chase itself. Am I really having fun, because it is hard work to catch some of these things, so is work fun? Well, for me it is. It’s actually refreshing to do what comes naturally. I’m happy, excited, and it only gets better when I’ve got friends around to share the fun with.
All that running around gets you super tired, and even though you still want to keep going, it’s important to take a break and cool down, get some water, and sit in the shade for a few.
As for me, there’s a vent that blows cool air right onto the bed and that’s where I am if anyone asks for me. I know I’m not supposed to be on the bed, but that’s only when I get caught, so don’t tell on me and ruin my cool afternoon snooze.