Hooch has us kick a ball for him to fetch - every time we go outside, he comes to us with this ball in his mouth. Drops it at our feet and waits until we kick it. Odda runs after him and gets in the way! Hooch then wrestles with the ball to get a good bite on it. The ball isn't a hard rubber one. It 's suppose to have air in it, but it deflates easily. The hot sun makes it stay inflated, but when it gets cold out, like now, it collapses! But he's still in the game mood, and wants us to kick this stupid poor deflated ball! Will have to wait now until spring - and we'll get you a new ball Hooch!