This is how soccer games start, right? I'm not really a soccer fan, so I sort of made up rules as we went along. None of the players seemed to mind.
Jumping right into action, Target gets the ball first, while Toby circles around to steal it, and Tulsa gives him "the look".
Tulsa's stare-down wins her the ball and she sniffs it to make sure it isn't trying to get away.
In an action packed moment, Toby steals the ball from Tulsa and takes off towards the goal.
Toby is cheered on by his rhinocerous, donated by his sponsor, who also donated the soccer ball and many other toys!
Toby doesn't get far before being tackled. I blow my imaginary whistle, which all the dogs ignore, and play continues as before.
Target has taken a breather on the sidelines (i.e. the back deck) and Toby chases him down to
Mission accomplished, Toby and Target return to the field.
The game continues for awhile, until finally the other dogs get tired of playing and leave Toby alone, wondering where everyone went.
Undeterred, Toby continues to play soccer alone. This is one soccer-loving dog!