I think my brother has a strange habit. There is a certain bush in our backyard and he likes to stand on it (and sometime lay on it).
He says it tickles his belly. You can see he is torturing me by keeping my ball away from me. I hate it when he does that but I humor him cuz he is my brother.
I asked him nice to give me the ball.
He just kept ignoring me and chewing on it. He was chewing MY ball, the one mom throws for ME!
Finally I had to ask mom to give Stanley the "DROP IT" command. It was my only hope to continue fetching before mom decided to quit!
He pretended he was deaf.
Finally he got up and looked at me, brother to brother.
I knew he'd eventually give up. Play ball!
Murphy & Stanley