Monday Mischief – Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

Last weekend I made a great new friend.

His name is Wyatt and he’s a 10 Year Old Golden Retriever – He lives with some very good friends of Mum and Dads.  He had Doggie siblings, but sadly they passed away and now he’s an only Dog, just like me.

I’m a wise old Dog – not sure I still want to play like a pup anymore?


His Mum thought he’d forgotten how to play with other Dogs as he was getting really grumpy when he met another Dog out on a walk.

Wyatt’s parents and my parents arranged for him to come over and have a play date with me, cos if anyone can teach a Dog how to play again, I figured it would be me :)

Wyatt brought me a super cool gift of a Red Ball and in no time we were playing in the garden – Yay!!

How cool is this Ball?


Hey Snoop, have you seen just how fluffy your tail is?! Wow Dude!!  Can’t look right now Wyatt cos the ball might roll away!!


I even demonstrated to him how to catch chase a Squirrel.  He doesn’t get Squirrels in his garden, so he didn’t really understand, but I think it’s a good skill to have!

I’m really not getting why you want to chase after the Squirrel, let’s just play with the ball?! :)


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By the end of our play date Wyatt was showing me how mischievous he is, he was barking and he was getting me to chase him around the garden whilst he had the ball in his mouth, every time I nearly got it he body swerved me and I missed!!  Doh!!  He sure is a Wise Old Dog!! :)

I even sleep with my new ball


Thanks for my new ball Wyatt – you sure have good taste in toys – this is my new favorite toy – I hope you’re free to play again soon! :)

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  1. Two French Bulldogs says:

    sharing is caring. Not sure what category stealing your friends toy is under
    Benny & Lily

  2. As always, Snoopy, I wish you could come over and play with us too. We could have great fun with that ball.

    • Hey Alfie,

      Oh we sure could, I so wish it was easy for me to come and play with you – The airlines need to sort out this ‘No Big Dogs in the Cabin Nonsense’ – doh!!

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  3. Your new ball looks cool and you new furriend looks very nice too :)
    Me have been NOTHING Mischiefious at all this week :D
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  4. That’s not just ANY ball Snoopy – that is the mighty hole–ee roller, my FAVOURITE ball in the world! They are pawsome! *Waggy tail* Your new friend seems like a cool dude too!
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    • Hey Alfie,

      I had a feeling I’d seen you with one of these balls!! Mum was worried that I’d chew it to bits – huh? So far so good, it’s intact and that’s after playing with it for a week!! :)

      Wyatt sure is cool – I really like him :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  5. I’ve seen balls like that, but Elka doesn’t have one yet). It looks like a lot of fun!
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  6. Rita has a green ball like that and I keep trying to convince her it’s the best toy ever, but she doesn’t agree with me. (She prefers stuffed toys.)

    Looks like you had a great time with your handsome friend. They sure knew where to bring a pup in need of some mischief lessons!
    Jackie Bouchard recently posted..Frosty Paws Giveaway!My Profile

    • Hey Jackie,

      Yep, I’m thinking of starting a Doggie Mischief Daycare?! Have a feeling the Dogs will love it more than the humans? Tee Hee

      Rita so needs to understand how fun those balls are, I love mine!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  7. It is so sweet of you to show that sweet dog how fun that ball is! You’re the best Snoopy!!
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  8. That ball looks like great fun. I might have to put one of those on my Christmas list. And it looks like you had great fun with Wyatt too – although I’m sure he’ll never be the same again. He must know lots more ways to get into mischief after playing with you.
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    • Hi Bongo,

      I think you definitely should put one on your Christmas list buddy!! :) Guess what, Wyatt even should me how to open the door with your nose, though his nose is longer than mine, I may well give it a try?! Tee Hee

      Have a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  9. While we would never expect that, we decided to do some basic disaster preparedness, since Sandy seems to be coming all the way up here :-( We’re not in much danger of flooding where we are, but the whole house runs on hydro; so making sure we’ll have heat, water, food and light in case the hydro does go out. Weather mischief. Somebody ought to put a stop to that.
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  10. Woof! Woof! Oh! NO tricks to senior dogs especially to a Golden Dog. Happy MM. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  11. Wyatt looks so handsome. I know how he feels about losing a sibling…lucky I have 2 more now :)

    You are so nice accompanying him like that Snoopy ((hug))
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    • Hi Kroten,

      Yep, you sure are lucky that you have your 2 siblings now, they’re awesome – and Wyatt sure is a handsome Doggie – I bet all the Girlies are after him!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  12. Hey Snoopy, Jet here.

    What a great recreational therapist you are in addition to your usual therapy activities!

    Mom asked me to share that Wyatt is a handsome golden boy… perhaps another candidate for JJ???
    Jet recently posted..Mischief Monday: Hide and SeekMy Profile

    • Hey Jet,

      You could be right, him and JJ may get on really well? :)

      Recreational Therapist – that’s cool!! I’ll add it to my resume! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  13. Wow that looks like fun Snoopy. You were nice to remind Wyatt how to play. I bet you and Wyatt are a lot of fun to play with!
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    • Hi Browndawgs,

      Oh yeah, you would have loved to have joined in our game of chase with the ball, there sure was lots of barking!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  14. Snoopy, I just think it was so nice of you to remind Wyatt how much fun it is to play. He just needed someone like you to pick up his spirits and show him how it’s done again. That’s a pretty nice ball he brought you even if he was kind of trying to hoard it at the end of your play date! LOL! I hope you two have lots more play dates together! :)
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  15. As we await the full arrival of Hurricane Sandy, we still have power this morning so I added Daisy to Monday Mischief. Nice new ball Snoopy, and what a handsome friend you have! :) See you all after the storm is over!
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  16. Great job Snoopy, of course you were the best at getting him to play. He’s a handsome dog too.
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  17. Wyatt is a beautiful dog just like you Snoops! That sure was nice of your mom and you to let him come and play and we really like that ball! Our mom won’t buy us balls like that cause we destroy them really fast:(
    Dogs N Pawz recently posted..Black and White SundayMy Profile

    • Hi Dogs N Pawz,

      My Mum was worried that I might destroy this ball too, but I’ve had it a week now and I’m being really good with it! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  18. Snoopy you are one cool teacher. We enjoyed this post. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly
    Molly The Wally recently posted..Slog It Blog It, Spooky Diets!My Profile

  19. Snoopy I can sure tell that you made Wyatt SMILE! What a fabulous play date! You are the BEST host!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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    • Hey Dakota,

      Thanks buddy – you’re very sweet!! I sure had lots of fun with Wyatt – I wish you could come over and play too Dude!!

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  20. What a fun friend. Squirrel or ball that is the question all us dogs have to face. Such a dilemma.

  21. That looked like so much fun! Its good to have friends!
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  22. That’s a great story Snoopy, sometimes I think they just need the right friend. :-)
    Jodi recently posted..Riding the Storm OutMy Profile

  23. What a great new friend and a super ball :) I think you have shown Wyatt how to have fun again :) xx00xx Luvz ya

    Mollie and Alfie
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  24. Looks like everyone had fun! We have a green one of those balls here in the Lapdog household and all the foster pups who come thru really love it.
    Nichole recently posted..Monday Mischief: Birthday CelebrationMy Profile

  25. Snoopy! My red ball like that went missing recently … I can’t believe you have one the same in your mouth … *stares at ball for way too long*
    I think you did a great job teaching Wyatt how to play again, it looks like really tiring work *wag wag wag*
    Bella recently posted..Sticky BusinessMy Profile

    • Hey Bella,

      I promise it’s not your ball – it even had a wrapper on it :) I hope you find your ball really soon, sounds like there’s some Mischief going on – has Alfie been over? Just wondering? :)

      Have fun,

      Snoops :)

  26. Good to teach a friend how to do mischief. Lee and Phod
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  27. You guys are too cute! Maybe Wyatt does not feel 100% and meeting strange dogs on walks feels threatening to him. My sister always loved other dogs and then she started not being nice but since she is on her new arthritis meds she loves other dogs again…just a thought :) How’s the book coming along by the way? I am saving my allowance to get myself a copy and maybe some as gifts for Christmas if I can save enough…hmmm…dog treats or Christmas gifts…budgeting is a tough job!
    Emma recently posted..A Happy Sad Day | GBGVMy Profile

    • Hi Emma,

      Thanks for your thoughts on Wyatt – I sure hope he is feeling ok :)

      And thanks for asking about the book – I’m Mum is super busy with it – we’re just finalizing the cover with the designer and working on the main text at the same time. There’s way more to do than I ever imagined, so most of the time I just go and play (to keep out of the way!) Tee Hee

      We’re really hoping to have it out by Christmas – Yay!! We’re planning another update post soon :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  28. Snoopy, what a fun day you must have had. I bet Wyatt appreciated the reminder of how wonderful it is to have and play with a pal. You are so lucky he gave you such a great new toy!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
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    • Hi Katie,

      I sure was lucky, I was surprised to see him in my garden and then doubly surprised to see he brought me a toy!! How cool!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  29. Hi Y’all!

    Hey, hey! We know Wyatt from Blogville. So glad he played with you! Sounds like a good time was had by all!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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    • Hi Hawk,

      We sure did have a great time :)

      I think it might be a different Wyatt buddy as this one doesn’t have a blog – yet! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  30. You reminded Wyatt how good it feels to play again – I loved the video of you both!
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  31. Looks like you found a great new friend and toy Snoopy! That is so great that you were able to help Wyatt find his playfulness again!
    Jen recently posted..Monday Mischief. Clambake MischiefMy Profile

  32. With age comes wisdom. We are glad you made a new friend.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    haopee recently posted..Dog News Friday: Dog PoisoningMy Profile

    • Thanks Haopee,

      And Wyatt sure is very wise, I couldn’t get that ball off him when he decided to tease me with it!! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  33. BOL! We love your new red ball!! That’s soo sweet that you were teaching your friend some new tricks!!! Looks like the weekend was a blast!!
    ~Weinerful Gang~

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