Day 298: The New “Go Fetch”

Being born with feathers tends to coincide with naturally keen powers of observation – especially when it comes to the ways and habits of neighboring species.

And after years of living side by side with furred and featherless beings alike, it would be impossible for you not to notice certain predictable patterns.

For instance, one game they both seem to like very much is called “Fetch” (“Go Fetch” during training courses for the furred ones).

A young furred being learns the proper (i.e. boring) way to play "Go Fetch."

A young furred being is trained in the proper (i.e. boring) way to play “Go Fetch.”

In this game, the featherless being throws something (usually it is flat or round) and the furred being goes right away to pick it up and bring it back.

Yawn.

Here, when you have feathers, it is no stretch to see how just one slight change can really liven up the game for both players.

Even better – all you need to play this game is one being (with feathers) and one being (without feathers). You don’t even need a prop!

As well, in the new “Go Fetch,” participant roles are reversed (to add to the excitement).

For visual learners, here is a helpful step-by-step visual guide that shows exactly how to play the new “Go Fetch:”

Let's say you are sitting on your bathroom ledge perch. You see your featherless assistant begin to leave the room. So you let out a shriek. She comes right back in.

Let’s say you are sitting on your bathroom ledge perch. You see your large featherless assistant begin to leave the room. So you let out a loud shriek. She comes right back in.

Here is another helpful visual example.

Here, let's say you are sitting on your window ledge perch. You see your featherless assistant about to leave the room. You let out a shriek. She comes right back.

Here, let’s say you are sitting on your window ledge perch. You see your large featherless assistant about to leave the room. You let out a loud shriek. She comes right back in.

And yet another helpful visual example.

So here, you are sitting on your wicker basket perch. Suddenly your large featherless assistant gets up and makes for the door. You let out a shriek. She comes right back in.

So here, you are sitting on your wicker basket perch. Suddenly your large featherless assistant gets up and starts to leave the room. You let out a loud shriek. She comes right back in.

Here are the new “Go Fetch” game instructions one more time (this set of instructions is for those with more reading-based learning styles):

  1. Sit on one of your (many) perches.
  2. Wait until your large featherless assistant starts to leave the room.
  3. Let out a loud shriek (this is the “throwing the ball” part from the old game).
  4. Watch as your featherless assistant comes right back in (this is the “fetch” and “bring it back” parts from the old game – all neatly condensed into one step).

Who knew this game could be so much fun?!

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

 

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