Smart Pooch Learns How to Play Ball by Himself
Occurred on September 13, 2016 / Raquette Lake, New York, USA
Info from Licensor: "My friend Gary and I were camping in the Adirondack Mountains, sitting on a bluff above Raquette Lake. We were a bit worried, as we threw the ball for him, that my dog Murphy might accidentally drop his ball down the very steep bank and not be able to get back up. It turned out that I was right to worry about him dropping the ball near the edge, but not that he couldn't get back up the hill. He quickly learned that if he dropped the ball in the right spot it would roll down the hill. He also realized he needed to wait for a second or two before giving chase or he would overrun the ball and not get the added thrill of it dropping into the lake at the bottom. He continued to chase his ball down the hill for a long time until we stopped him as he was becoming very tired."