The dogs fished this long odd-length stick from the firewood pile several weeks ago and have been dragging it back and forth around the yard ever since.   This short clip shows their playful tug o’ war, enacted just about thus-and-so several times a day.  Typically, Sadie with the advantage of roughly twice Marley the Scruffy Boy’s avoidupois, has her way in the contest, but notice how undaunted Marley holds forth, no matter that the proceedings go against him.  He’s the perfect example of “It’s not whether you win or lose, just as long as you play the game.”   Sadie the Grouch is the source of the gruff sound effects.  Good-Time Marley is having too much fun to growl or snarl.

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