Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
A Minnesota 2-year-old and a neighbor’s dog have become viral video stars after a family friend recorded them playing a unique game of fetch that even a wooden fence couldn’t stop.
Chad Nelson, a photojournalist with KARE11 in Minneapolis, told the news station that he, his wife and their son Conway were at a friend’s Savage home for a play date Wednesday evening when his friend’s neighbor’s dog, a Labrador retriever named Dozer, peered over the fence and dropped a ball into the yard.
An excited Conway picked up the ball and chucked it back over the fence. The moment quickly turned into the cutest game of fetch ever.
“Conway just loves playing catch,” Nelson told KARE11. “We have two dogs, but neither one will play fetch. So he was pretty excited to have someone that would.”
Nelson said he and his wife were stunned by the response.
“It was just a cute thing,” he told the news station. “We just thought Conway was being cute and our friends would like it, and all of a sudden it’s being shared to thousands of people.”
Richter said Dozer is a frequent playmate of her son, Landon, despite the fence.
“They play ball every time they are both outside,” Richter told KARE11. “Landon quits throwing once the ball becomes too slobbery, but Dozer will keep dropping balls or bones over until he has to go inside.”
Several of the commenters on the video of Dozer and Conway were impressed by the toddler’s strong throwing arm.