I learned to play “Hockey” back in 2005 when I was just one year old. The Grandgirls and their friends taught me the game in their garage in Nebraska. They played with a tennis ball.
My position was mobile goalie, if the ball ended up under something or back in a corner..I was off like a flash to retrieve it. I would bring it back into play by dropping it where the kids were waiting with their sticks ready for the face off. One Christmas I played so hard..I injured the pads on my feet..I was a pathetic mess..sometimes Border Collies don’t know enough to quit. By the time I started to limp it was too late..and I was out of action for awhile..restricted to grassy areas only. Far Side can be real bossy sometimes.
This year I got a new hockey stick for Christmas..from the Grandgirls..now I have two sticks. Just incase more than one child wants to play at a time..which is a very good possibility!
Far Guy and I play hockey..
Far Guy tries to get the ball past me..sometimes he does. Most of the time I am victorious..but I have to let him sneak a shot past me every once in awhile or he gets bored.
I wait patiently for someone to get the message that I need to play ball and run some of my Border Collie energy off.
Far Side does not usually play Hockey..even though girls can play. Sometimes she can be persuaded to go outside with me after dark and play regular ball with me.. I put my head in her lap and sigh..she gets the message…if that doesn’t work..a short little whine makes me sound pathetic and gets a reaction. She usually says “Chance go wait by the door..I will be along shortly.” Then if I think it has been too long of a wait..one little yip will get her attention. She is getting really good at lobbing the ball in the air with her left hand..it was hard for her to throw anything with her right hand after the dumb thumb surgery:)