Looking at this sweet face, its hard to imagine that this could also be the face of a bully. Specifically, a Bocce bully!
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, a small ball is thrown by one player and then all of the other players try to throw their ball as close as possible to score points. Bocce is a fun yard game. Its easy, relaxing, and has traditionally been enjoyed by both man and beast at MyDogLikes. That is until Charlie came around, and turned our lives into one giant game of fetch!
Wow, you are going to throw that for me!
Let me just get that for you…
“I got it, I got it…and you can’t have it back!”
Charlie took a short break to play with his BFF, Meera, but was soon back to carrying out his reign of terror on backyard bocce!
After dozens of failed “Leave it” commands, and our patience running thin, we decided to take Charlie inside the house so we could finish our game.
“Go ahead and try to catch me!”
Gotcha! Into the crate you go for some quiet reflection time….
Hmm, well I don’t whether he “reflected” or simply went off to dreamland to relive his glorious moments in the backyard! Either way, I guess we still have some more work to do at Puppy School! Look at this face though, can you honestly stay mad?!
Are all dogs “Bocce Bullies”? No, not Harley. He prefers to sit politely and referee!
Many thanks to Nola the Dachshund and Sugar the Golden Retriever for hosting this Black and White Sunday Blog Hop!!
Do you have a backyard bully at home?
When we play human ball games, we make sure to toss a few dog balls to Tucker. He knows which ball is his, and as long as you through it, he won’t steal anyone else’s.
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We tried that!! He was especially interested in the balls that I had in my hand. He did a decent job of “leaving” other peoples! If he would drop the ball closer to the target, I would be ok with that!
Looks like somedog helps botch your bocce game! BOL I don’t know why you wouldn’t just teach him how to play. Happy BW Sunday.
He certainly did botch it!! It probably doesn’t help when I laugh and take pictures and leave the discipline to Dad!!
Awww…that is a sweet face. Looks like Charlie wants to invent a new game to be played at your house instead of bocce…Charlie’s ball. 🙂
That is certainly the name of the game since bringing Charlie home….but we wouldnt trade it for the world!! Thanks for stopping by!! <3
I don’t know how much reflection time Charlie had before he passed out but he’s adorable, it would be hard to stay mad at that face. My childhood dog, a big black Lab, used to play the keep away and you can’t catch me game. It was ridiculous how much fun he had disobeying us lol.
Sometimes when they aren’t listening, they are the cutest! HA! Something about those eyes!! <3 Thanks so much for stopping by!
A Bocce ball looks a lot like a tennis ball, how can you blame him? Looks like Charlie got a lot of exercise and had a really good time. He’ll probably want to play again sometime.
He has trouble picking it up because they are heavy!! Playtime is all the time for Charlie!! Thanks for stopping by!
Love the smile and the color splashes!
Thank you! That smile gets him out of all sorts of trouble!! Happy B&W Sunday!
Oh Charlie -i get it, you just wanted to play Bocci too!
He says “exactly” SlimDoggy! Thanks for stopping by!
Hahaha oh my gosh that is too funny! Now I want to play bocce ball so I can see what my two would do!
haha, be sure to let us know how they respond! Thanks for stopping by!
Humans throwing balls? Of course he is supposed to go fetch them!! HE must have thought it was a marathon game of ball chasing just for him!
That is exactly what he thought!! Thanks for stopping by! Happy B&W Sunday!
NO! just playing. Oh! look at that last photo. Golden Woofs
Yes, Harley was being a good boy! Thanks for stopping by (and also for hosting)!
Awwwwe…Charlie was just having fun! He is probably thinking… don’t you humans know that balls are meant to be chased no matter what kind of ball it is! He is such a cutie and Harley is gorgeous!
Exactly! He just wants to play and really did not understand that these balls were some how different than every other ball he has encountered in his life! I guess we cant blame him! 🙂 THanks for stopping by!
Can’t blame him for trying!
Haha, I guess he hasnt really learned that no means no! Thanks for stopping by!
It’s a fun game! Don’t worry Charlie, Shiner would totally do the same thing! She is not allowed outside when her daddy is practicing softball or disc golf for the same reason.
haha, I guess that may have to be the rule until he learns which balls are his! Thanks for stopping by Ann!
Is it wrong of me to think, “Too Cute!!!!!” ??? 🙂
Nope! We think it all the time, which is why he gets away with so much!
That is a sweet face!
Thank you! Thanks for stopping by for our B&W Sunday!
Lovely photos, such a sweet face 🙂
Thank you!! Thanks for stopping by our B&W Sunday!!!