And sure enough, that holds true even if that "someone" isn't really a person at all.
Credit: Debby TaylorThe other day, Chester was out for a stroll with his siblings and owners when the gang walked by a wooden statue of a man seated just off the trail. All the pups seemed to understand that the "man" was simply a piece of artwork. That is, all the pups but Chester.
"We had already passed the statue, then realized Chester wasn't with us," Debby Taylor, the dog's owner, told The Dodo. "We looked back and there he was."
Chester had found a tree branch and placed it at the statue's feet — entreating the lifeless figure into a game of fetch. Sadly, despite Chester's enthusiasm, his request went unacknowledged.
Here's that moment on video:
"We were in hysterics," Taylor said.
Chester, on the other hand, was a bit confused. Normally, strangers can't help but accept his invitations to play.
Credit: Debby Taylor"We call him Mr. Sociable," Taylor said. "He will do that to anybody, and has been known to accost people for ages if he thinks they will throw a ball or stick for him."
Hopefully, the rude rejection from the wooden man that day won't keep Chester from trying.