Please Play With Me!

Bella is Moo's 'older sister,' also a rescue dog and a simply stellar golden retriever. She's as sweet and cuddly as can be. But, her main goal in life is to play fetch. She's rarely without one tennis ball in her mouth, often 2, and sometimes 3! She'd fetch all day if she could. This is Jim's hand -- they were negotiating when Bella might choose to release the ball so he could throw it.
Oh heavens, how sweet is this shot. I just love how these dogs "negotiate" their releases. :)
posted August 18th, 2017  
How funny, you pull, then I pull … Lovely looking dog.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Bella looks so protective of her ball.
posted August 18th, 2017  
cute fav
posted August 18th, 2017  
Great shot!
posted August 18th, 2017  
So cute, typical retriever.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Lovely shot and doggy - there is a Labrador we see on our dog walks and he will carry about 6 sticks in his mouth at once, and I'm talking thick sticks too! But they are such a beautiful breed!
posted August 18th, 2017  
iconic and no doubt covered in slobber!
posted August 18th, 2017  
They just don't stop do they. Even though I only had to throw and he had to do all the chasing, I quit before he'd had enough. Sweet capture. Fav
posted August 18th, 2017  
A gorgeous looking dog.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Such an adorable fav.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Love it!
posted August 18th, 2017  
I think Bella is in charge here.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Cute shot.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Nice shot.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Sweet shot :)
posted August 18th, 2017  
Adorable shot. I don't keep pets but love to see the bond between a dog and its owner.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Our daughter's Golden does the same thing. You throw the ball, he gets it, but doesn't want to give it back. He probably thinks, they will only throw it again and I'll have to go get it!
posted August 18th, 2017  
Aww, this is so cute.
posted August 18th, 2017  
I think she has claimed this ball as hers!
posted August 18th, 2017  
Three tennis balls at once??? Wow, that's commitment to play! Super shot.
posted August 18th, 2017  
She's holding on tight
posted August 18th, 2017  
Lovely shot
posted August 18th, 2017  
A lovely capture, bet that ball was nice and wet!!
posted August 18th, 2017  
A stationary action capture! Lovely looking dog.
posted August 18th, 2017  
:) Have done that many a time, nicely presented
posted August 18th, 2017  
Haha but first you need to let me have the ball fav
posted August 18th, 2017  
Super shot and what a great game.
posted August 18th, 2017  
great shot, I know a fantastic dog trainer who could solve that not letting go of the ball.............
posted August 18th, 2017  
Playing all day sounds like a wonderful way to live. Great shot of Bella.
posted August 18th, 2017  
Love this shot! Big Fav!
posted August 19th, 2017  
I know that tug and negotiation! Looks like Jim has a fit bit too. Sweet moment. My Jim has been reading a new book about the brain "Behave". It talks about how when dogs make eye contact with us we get a release of oxytocin! Thank you Pearl!
posted August 19th, 2017  
Wonderful. For the love of the retrieve!
posted August 19th, 2017  
Ahhh- the life of a retriever! This is a fun shot because it makes you think about what will happen next. Does she stay out of the water? That seems to be where Labrador Retrievers prefer the ball to be thrown! I wonder if Goldens like it as much.
posted August 19th, 2017  
Very cute shot!
posted August 19th, 2017  
heartwarming!
posted August 19th, 2017  
Such a beauty! What fun too! Lovely capture!
posted August 19th, 2017  
@olivetreeann Both dogs love the water!! For their last morning here before flying off, their humans took them kayaking so they could swim in the lake and run along the beach for an extended time. Then they reached a beach where they could find sticks and both dogs happily did that for awhile. They should sleep well for the 6 hour drive home after their short flight!
posted August 19th, 2017  
Sweet:)
posted August 19th, 2017  
Love this. love goldens!
posted August 22nd, 2017  
This is a great shot, Taffy. We had a shepard collie that did this same thing. Brings back great memories. FAV
posted August 24th, 2017  
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