Major likes to play "keep-away" with Ollie. Ollie dutifully follows Major around, waiting for his chance to out-maneuver Major. Major does seem to understand that his body isn't coordinated enough yet to keep the ball, but that he certainly can, and does, use his brain to keep the ball - and to get it back if he does lose it for a moment.
Chaka is a Chinook who is the same age as Major. While we were out on a walk break from work, we came across Chaka and his owner. We were thrilled to meet another puppy, and now we meet many work days at 2:00 pm for puppy play time. What could be better!?