When you have little children, it is always a relief when they learn to play by themselves. It's nice when they have a game they can use for entertainment. The same is true for dogs. We think Riley is unusual in this skill. He can actually entertain himself for up to an hour. He invented this game when he was a puppy. Here's how it goes:
Riley will hit a tennis ball with his paw until it goes under a table or other piece of furniture.
Then he will reach his paws under the table and bat the ball around until it comes out the other side.
He will keep working at it for a very long time. When the ball comes out, he will hit it under the table again.
What a smart doggie!