He wasn't supposed to go until she threw it, though, so she calls him and he skulks back up the hill to her, as ashamed as a disobedient dog can be.
Nearby, a small pekingese tries to sneak away from her owners to go play with the ball and pit bull, but they call her back and she stops, hesitates, and gazes back at her longed-for ball, as if she can't decide whether to obey or not.
Two for one on the dog posts, today. One year ago today: Dog
Two years ago today: This Number is Out of Service
Three years ago today: Quoth the Guy Who Has to Go to Work Tomorrow
Five years ago today: 11/11/11 Fall Fell
Seven years ago today: 11/11/09 - Nicholson Baker's "Box of Matches" inspired me