1. Tennis balls are the best.
  2. Some might say I'm a bit obsessed with them.
  3. I like to take one when I travel, so I can play catch with mom in the hotel hallway. Afterward, it's time for a nap.
  4. Sometimes, people leave one out for me.
  5. It's almost like they knew I was coming.
  6. When I visited Piper the Golden Retriever in Wisconsin, I played with her tennis ball a lot. Eventually, she started sleeping with her tennis ball so that I wouldn't take it.
  7. To avoid uncomfortable situations like this, I now bring my own tennis ball wherever I go.