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Playing Ball - Adoption Contract Clause 2.0

Freki is quick to cite contractual obligations to his humans whenever he feels that said obligations are not being met to the high standard he expects.

Freki and his ball

Adoption Contract 

Clause 2.0 - Ball

2.1 Playing ball will be undertaken daily.

2.2 Ball play must occur at the designated time.

2.3 The rules of play must be observed at all times.


The ball in play must remain in play and cannot be switched out for another ball for any reason including but not limited to:
  • excessive slobber 
  • excessive dirt
  • ball in play is difficult to retrieve
  • ball in play has split or deteriorated
  • thievery of ball by hooligans
mild slobber at start of play - you don't want to see what it's like at the end of play
Half time may be observed at the discretion of the fielder.
half time must be observed
Time out may be called for aeroplane chasing.
Time is out called for chasing aeroplanes out of the sky

Ball intercepts by other players (aka hooligan thievery) will result with excessive shouting (aka barking).
ball thievery attempt by hooligan

fielder returning the ball to the bowler

2.4 Failure to promptly be on site for start of play will be met with excessive and aggressive 'passive' reminders in the form of
  • shoving snout into face
  • pawing at limbs 
  • turning around and leaning heavily into human

shouting may be employed if deemed necessary

Should 'passive' reminders remain unresponded to shouting may then be employed to motivate humans accordingly. 

2.5 Acceptable reasons for game not proceeding are as follows:
  • extreme weather such as heavy rain
  • temperatures that exceed 42 C
  • temperatures less then 5 C

Light rain is not an acceptable excuse for cancelling play

2.6 Under no circumstances can play be deferred due to other physical activity such as a walk or day trip.

fielder in action

Failure to comply with Adoption Contract Clause 2.0 or the Rules of Play will be met with extreme slobber, loud and excessive shouting and general nuisance behaviour until compliance is satisfactorily met.


  1. I love Freki's high standards. The pawing at limbs part had me laughing because I know that one all too well. Not to play ball but to share food. Does Freki have a food contract? He seems like a very cool guy. ;-)

    1. He sure does, the food section is as long as a dog's hind leg! This post was going to be all of the contract then I realised that there were just too many t&c's to include in one post, ( I think he's snuck a few extra's in over time)

  2. What a great post! - It really made me smile! I'm visiting from Totally Terrific Tuesday.
    PS I also wanted to invite you to hop on board the Great Blog Train (blog hop) & travel with us to Columbus Ohio:

    1. I'll hop over to check out the train! Thanks for the invite

  3. LOL - Freki likes a bit of ball chasing then?!

    Harry does too but tends to get distracted and wanders off without returning the ball. Saari in comparison has one ball clause:
    Saari's Ball Clause - YOU threw it, YOU go and get it. She really does not get ball throwing :)

    Many thanks for joining in with #AnimalTales - looking forward to reading more of the T&Cs soon!

    1. *chuckle* Geri and Saari seem to have the same view of ball throwing.

  4. Love the photo at 2.4, Stella has similar rules apart from weather...any rain at all and I'm allowed a break from ball play! :)

    1. I nearly didn't add that shot! Thanks Lisa. Geri won't go out in the rain either but Freki doesn't seem to notice with his heavy coat.

  5. Ash the Dog says - Freki - you truly are a legal genius. If ever I need some advice with regards to how to keep my forever family retaining their end of our contract, I'll definitely be in touch! #animaltales

    1. Ash, just give me a yelp any time. I'd be waggy to help. Sniff, Freki.

  6. Wonderful post and I will tweet it~

  7. So cute! I don't have enough paper to print out the contract my two little spoiled adopted doggies would like...LOL :) Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

    1. Electronic versions are all that's possible here too or we would be responsible for the devastation of an entire forest!

  8. LOL what a great post! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness Link Party :)


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