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Imagine for a second that you’re a dog. You’re chillin’ in your yard with your ball, soaking up the lovely weather. In fact, it’s so nice outside that the conditions are optimal for a rousing game of fetch. The only problem is, your humans aren’t around at the moment and playing fetch alone is about as much fun as trying to win a ballroom dancing competition on your own. There’s a reason that the saying goes, “It take two to tango.”

So what’s a smart and playful dog to do when boredom strikes? Manipulate a random passerby into a quick game, of course!

You gotta hand it to the little guy, he’s just too clever and adorable to resist. He also knew how to pick his mark well, the fetch playing hero of this story is an obvious dog lover and was pretty amused by the entire situation. In the game of life, and also in the game of fetch, it’s just more fun when you have someone to enjoy it with … even the occasional random person on the sidewalk.

lead image credit: Paul Stasiewich/