Dogs have an instinct to chase after moving objects. Our nature is to catch our meals. It’s our prey. It’s what we do. Dogs in the wild do not have nice people providing them with a delicious meal in a pretty bowl. What a pity.
We also like to chase moving objects. It why I run after leaves and flowers that are pushed along by the wind. I love carrying these objects when I catch them. Try and get them away from me and you’ll be sorry. I can’t help myself.
Chewing on sticks feels good. Perhaps if my daddy trained me better I would give up my prey without such a fuss. Or maybe not. We may never know.