My favourite outdoor games

I told you that I’m not a big fan of the game fetch. Since then I have been asked: What games do you like to play? I have also been asked: What games do Pyrenean Mountain Dogs (or Great Pyrenees) like to play?

I enjoy playing hide and seek – I’m usually doing the seeking. It’s usually very easy for me to find the biped, or cat, that I’m looking for because I make it my business to know where they are all the time. It’s important to me to know where they are so that I can protect them if necessary.

I enjoy playing tug with a rope toy. They taught me as a puppy to release the toy when asked. I sometimes release it without being asked! I find it very funny to wait until a biped is pulling really hard and then suddenly let go. If I time it well they almost fall over and then I can move in and run off with the toy, or just have a nice cuddle.

A ball like mine

A ball like mine

My favourite toy for outdoors is a big ball with a handle. It’s soft and I’ve punctured it with my teeth, but it doesn’t go flat. You can squash it flat, but when you release it air goes back in. It’s very exciting to play with because it’s very unpredictable. It’s impossible to roll it in a straight line because of the handle. When the bipeds kick it, it will suddenly change direction when the handle catches on the ground. But the really good part about the handle is that it makes it easy for me to pick the ball up and run off with it! Then the bipeds have to chase me and try to get it back. It’s the best game ever!

We also play a version of football (or soccer) with the ball. We have one goal area and the bipeds try to get the ball there to score a goal. I keep blocking them. They try to keep the ball on the move as much as possible because I’m often looking for the opportunity to pick it up and run off with it and play at keeping the ball. I make it very difficult for them to get it back. I hold onto it really tightly and I run and I twist and turn. It makes them laugh! Sometimes they don’t manage to get the ball back, but I let them take it when they tell me the game is over. Then they make a big fuss of me.

I enjoy digging in my special corner of the garden. I still sometimes find an unexpected treat or toy there. I enjoy taking logs from the woodshed, if someone has left the gate to that part of the garden open. I arrange them on the lawn. They always put them back again and close the gate!

I’ll tell you about the games I like to play indoors another day. What are your favourite games?

See you next Wednesday!

131 Comments

  1. That looks like great fun Clowie. We actually did use those kind of balls for our horses and ponies. They would love to carry them around. Glad you are having such a good time with them.

  2. Clowie, you have such a sense of humor! You sound like a lot of fun to play with. We kitties like the usual strings and feathers, but when Oui Oui was a kitten she taught our beans to play fetch.

  3. Clowie!! It took me a whole day just to scroll down to comments!! You go girl furriend!! Luvluvluv that so many furriends visit you cuz you are one special woofie! And your green ball and the way it plays with you is pawsome!

    • Thank you, Savannah! It’s always a pleasure to see you. My ball with the handle is the best toy ever, but you might find it a bit scary because it’s very large.

  4. My favorite game is herding our grandpuppy Cocoa. It’s great fun and we could to it all day.
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  6. I think the best joke is as you say, Clowie, just when Ma is pulling hardest at a tug or ball I like to let go. Boy oh boy do I get a laugh when Ma lands on her behind!!! 😀

    Hugs,
    Poppy

  7. Hey Clowie,

    That’s some great games you’ve got going on and that ball looks cool! I love to play chase the squirrels and chase the birds in my garden, plus I also love to tap on the door and when Mum comes to let me in it’s really funny to run away again – that one never gets old! Tee Hee

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  8. We had a Lab that loved to play hide and seek! She was the best! You sound like you have lots of fun playing your games Clowie! As for us, we like our tennis balls to chase and our bones to chew on! Have a great week!

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