Dogs Who Won’t Play With You!

By Joseph E Rathjen
(For The Daily Prompt: YAWN)
August 08, 2013

There’s nothing more sad and boring then a dog who refuses to play with you. You know, the kind of dog that when you throw a ball or a stick up in the air, it refuses to go fetch it. It just sits there and looks at you totally confused with that absent-minded look on its face like it doesn’t know what it’s supposed to do. It really is sad when a dog acts like this. It kind of makes you wonder what purpose that dog really has in life. After all, if it’s not capable of running after a ball or a stick what is it good for?

Dogs are good for a lot of things. Dogs are good for loving people. They are also good for company, smelling things that we can’t smell and hearing things that we can’t hear. Dogs are also good for guarding us and our homes and our loved ones. They are also good for companionship when we have no one else. They know when we’re sick or troubled or when something just isn’t right. Dogs are also our friends when no one else will be our friend and our sounding board  when no one else wants to listen.

But a dog who won’t play with you is boring. Something is wrong there and should be examined. So if you have a dog that won’t play with you or anyone else you need to find out why. If it plays with other people but not you, well then, maybe it just doesn’t like you. Find another dog to play with. Don’t take it personally, some dogs are like people, there are just some people they don’t particularly like. It might be their smell, the way they talk or just the way they look.

Do you like every dog you see? Do you want to play with every dog that wants to play with you? Dogs are the same way. They have their likes and dislikes. Some are social and get along with everyone and some want to be alone and don’t want to be bothered by anyone.

I can go into a very detailed and psychological analysis of why some dogs don’t like to play, like maybe they were abused, are ill or anti-social. But that would be boring and not what the purpose of this post is. I needed to come up with something that I find boring and for some strange reason dogs who won’t play came to me. I don’t know why, I don’t even have a dog anymore. Maybe that’s why. Maybe I miss having a dog. But I’m not getting one. I live alone and when I go to work the dog would be alone all day, and that wouldn’t be fair to the dog.

So I’ll just wait for one to come along and then I’ll play with it. That’s if it wants to play with me. I hope it’s not a boring dog.


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14 thoughts on “Dogs Who Won’t Play With You!

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  2. I’m glad someone else won’t have a dog because they would have to leave it alone all day. I find it rather sad that people think it’s ok to get a dog and then leave it in an empty house.

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