Border Collies are extremely focused! They will stay on task, not moving a muscle or eye muscle until reading the movement that signals them to react. That's why they are so good at herding and are easy to train and... scary smart! Our Allie is no exception. I can talk to her like a human and she actually understands. I have been able to just look or make hand movements to her and she gets it. She even knows right and left. Weirds me out sometimes.
So. Today. It's hot, humid and all together like an armpit outside. Allie likes her tennis ball but, I usually wait until the shade is to the patio to play with her. She was cooped up all day while I was at work so when I got home she was ready to play.
So, since there was no shade, I took the ball out to the back of the yard to play with her.