Lowri - TM and I have been playing a game for months now. She has a dumbbell she is trying to get me to take - and hold. I pretend I don't know what she wants. TM will take my small canvas fish and the dumbbell into the hall. She throws the fish and says"take it". I race down the hall, grab it and bring it back. TM cheers! She does this a time or two. Then she holds the dumbbell out and says "take it". <snicker> I look at her like I have never heard those words. She puts the dumbbell in my mouth and makes me hold it. When she says "give", I promptly spit it out and TM goes wild with praise and throws the fish again.
This last week I have been kind of letting on that I know what she wants. Tonight, I actually took it two of the four times. TM went wild and hugged me and ruffed up my coat. I leaped up and kissed her nose - there might have been teeth involved. Lest you are too impressed, TM was kneeling at the time, so it wasn't a BIG jump. I grinned a lot and barked at TM. This might end up being a fun game.