Fetch is a great opportunity for dogs and humans to bond in a fun game. But in many cases, games get old to humans much faster than games to dogs. Brittney Reynolds’ dog Bounder could play bottle-picking nonstop for the rest of his life if he could, but of course, Reynolds didn’t have the time to do that.
Still, even without his mom looking for him 24/7, Bounder found a way to get the extra playtime he was looking for. Whenever he was in the fenced yard without Reynolds, he secretly turned to his neighbor to throw the ball.
Secret Fetch Game
Bounder is a 5 year old black Lab who loves searching more than anything. He has a large fenced court that allows him to run around and chase the ball as much as his heart desires. But it’s very difficult to play fetch when no one is pitching.
“He was obsessed,” Reynolds said. “He will play catch until I make him stop.”
Reynolds heard Bounder barking in the yard one day, so she went out to see what was going on. She saw one of the neighbors sitting in their backyard, and Bounder barking to invite them in. Reynolds was about to scold Bounder, but then she saw her neighbor pull out a tennis ball.
The neighbor threw a tennis ball into Bounder’s court, and Bounder went crazy. Reynolds went to thank the neighbor, but she discovered that the neighbors had been playing with Bounder all along. It warmed Reynolds’ heart, so she took a video of one of their interactions.
The beginning of a beautiful friendship!
It didn’t take long for Reynolds to get to know her neighbors. They have a dog named Lyla, who quickly become Bounder’s best friends. Reynolds started recording videos of Bounder and Lyla’s levels and sharing them on TikTok. Bounder loved running around with Lyla so much that he even forgot about fetching (for a moment).
Reynolds says: “I am a huge dog lover, and it always makes me happy to see other people treat dogs so well. “The dogs are our family, and I think you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals.”
Now, Bounder used to hang out near the fence, waiting for Lyla and her guys to come and play. Lyla was invited to Bounder’s birthday party, where he had a special dog-friendly cake. Neighbors even gave Bounder a gift that Reynolds thought was sweet.
Reynolds is grateful for the new friendship she and Bounder have with the neighbors. That would never have happened if her adorable dog hadn’t been looking for more fetch games. It’s funny how a game can change someone’s life.
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