In the winter I wear gloves, of course, but even in the summer I wear gardening gloves when playing with the dogs. With our yard being smaller, I don’t use the chuck-it as much, so I like to have gloves on for picking up and throwing the wet, slimy, often dirty, ball!
Luke has a thing for my gloves, he just loves them. If he sees me take one or both off, he comes running over to me and tries to steal them. If he succeeds, he gleefully romps around the yard with it, and it’s even more fun for him if I chase him down.
As long as he doesn’t stop and chew on them or destroy them, I sometimes let him have his fun. He doesn’t retrieve the ball as much as Cricket does, so I figure it’s good exercise for him!
On this day, I deliberately put the gloves in my pocket and left them sticking out a bit to entice him. He’s been known, especially in the winter, to come right up to me and stick his nose in my pocket if he sees me put a glove (or tissue, or ball) in there. I thought it would be fun to finally catch him on camera in the act!
I love the silly looks he got on his face as he slowly snuck them out of my pocket.
If I don’t chase him down, he’ll just leave them on the ground, so if I really need them I know just what to do!
As soon as I started towards him, he picked it up and started running. It’s just another little game we play. 🙂