Serendipity my mum calls it but that’s too long a word for me so I call it luck. ever. Irish aunt found a pristine orange and blue ball on the beach, looked for an owner but no-one was around so she brought it home. It is the best ball – ever: tough, great bounce, easy to see.
Two weeks later it’s still going strong, looking and bouncing like new, which mum says is a record. The rubber ones she normally buys last 10 days or so before I have sunk my teeth into them enough to lose their bounce and sink if they are thrown into the sea.
Luckily the ball has a name (who knew …thought only pets and people had names.) – it’s a Chuckit *. They are a lot more expensive than my usual balls (cheapskate £1.99 for four so no wonder they didn’t last!) so I am warned not to lose it in the rocks as we come off the beach – my naughty trick according to my mum.
* Widely available online (probably in proper pet stores too); from £8.49 for two.