I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Welcome to the Bulldog Treat Catching Bowl Game. Today’s contestants are Tiger and Doodlebug.
Me: Okay, ready, Doodle?
Doodlebug: Mmm hmmm.
Stella: Whoops! Miss!
Doodlebug: Not fair! Do over!
Stella: Let Tiger have her turn.
Me: Okay, ready, Tiger?
Stella: Nice catch. One point.
Doodlebug: How does she do that?
Tiger: Watch and learn, kid.
Me: Tiger keeps her eyes on the treat and keeps her mouth slightly open. As it falls, if she has to, she adjusts her head to get right under it. Great technique.
Doodlebug: What am I doing wrong?
Stella: Simple. You keep your mouth shut and look up like you expect the treat to fall right into it anyway and, when it doesn’t, you look all surprised. It bounces off your nose and you’re all like, “How did that happen?”
Doodlebug: Well, how does that happen?
Stella: Doodle! Closed mouths catch no treats.
Tiger: Neither does his opened mouth. Pick a new game, bud. Maybe something where you use your big ole paws to bat treats into my mouth.
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