Bender isn't one to play fetch or chase toys. He'll tug on a rope if you hold it, but that's about it.
We were at Target the other day and they had a power outage. Odd, but nothing that bothered us. We went about our shopping when the lights came on and got into line to check out. Since the registers had to re-boot, customer service came around and handed out "Sorry for the inconvenience here's $3 off" coupons. We used this coupon to buy Bender a really large ball.
We gave Bender the ball when we got home that night, but it was really windy and all it did was scare him. Today we gave it another try, and he loved it! I've never seen him go after a toy so enthusiastically. He chased it all around the yard, barked at it, got it stuck under the deck multiple times, and pushed it against the fence so hard he got a hole in it. We patched it up with duct tape, not sure how long it'll hold. I see many more of these giant balls in our future this summer.
Thanks mom and dad!