Burton can get some serious air when you throw the orange ball. There always has to be one bounce. He jumps up to grab the ball out of the air as it is rising from the bounce. We've tried substituting many things for this orange ball. He won't have it. It's the orange ball or nothing.
Lilah and Billie will sometimes steal the new ball, because they know this might be their only chance to play with it, but as soon as the new ball becomes "Burton's ball," he very rarely shares it. We do have some rules about the ball in the house, but every once in a while, we pretend we don't see him take it inside, and then find him sleeping with it....sometimes still in his mouth. He gives it up to each of us readily when we ask for it.
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