Play time in our house usually follows a routine. Typically Duke will decide that I toy looks particularly entertaining and will begin to play with it or chew on it. Lucy will lay in front of him watching until she just can't stand it anymore, and she'll begin to whine.
Not long after the whining begins, Lucy will devise a plan to take whatever toy Duke is being entertained by and she'll move in for the kill. Sometimes Duke will let Lucy have the toy, sometimes he'll chase her. It all depends on just how mellow our dear boy is feeling at that moment.
On this particular evening, Duke seemed content to let Lucy have the ball that he had been having such a good time with. However, I think that the more he thought about it, the more he realized "Hey, dat's not fair! I wanna play wits dat ball too!" And so it began...
This wild game of cat and mouse went on for about 20 minutes with all kinds of barking, growling and chasing! It was very entertaining for both the boxers and their human!
Once Duke is determined to get a toy off of his little sister, he can be relentless and extremely silly!