Cuteness Overload: Despite The Fence, Toddler And Dog Want To Play Fetch!
Toddler And Dog Want To Play Fetch! (Video)
We all know that dogs are man’s best friend and it seems that hell or high water can’t keep us apart from our canine companions. Labi Siffre famously sang, “The higher you build your barriers, the taller I become” and that is so fitting when it comes to this incredibly sweet video of two little boys playing fetch with a special neighbor over the fence in Savage, Minnesota.
The two toddlers playing an unconventional game of catch has gone viral online. The boys aren’t playing catch with each other, but instead they’re seen throwing a ball over their neighbor’s fence. Normally that would mean it’s game over and your ball is lost. But in these videos, the neighbor’s dog is on the other side of the fence, and he’s happy to throw the ball back for an unconventional game of catch. Despite the barrier between them, these three manage to have fun and play games. Erin Richter says her 3-year-old son, Landon, discovered over a year ago that if he threw a ball over their neighbor’s fence, Dozer, a Labrador Retriever, would give it back.
A special neighbor!
Landon and Dozer have played countless games of catch ever since. “My son plays with him every time they are both outside. Dozer would play forever, but my son usually stops when the ball gets full of slobber. Sometimes Dozer will bring a new ball over then to keep playing.” said Richter. Landon’s brother, Conway, also likes to get in on the games, you see him throwing the ball over the fence and waiting for Dozer to pop up on the other side and “throw” the ball back. As for Dozer’s owner, she says she knows her dog often plays with the neighborhood kids. “She says she knows when we are playing with him because he comes inside out of breath,” Richter said. Watch the video, it’s an adorable scene… That’s friendship as it should be!
The gorgeous dog jumps up to the fence. Then he sticks his head over the top and drops the ball to begin the process all over again.
Life is “ruff” when you’re trying to keep up with two toddlers.