Ted was resting rather elegantly under a tree in his run a few days ago. Ted is an English pointer who came to Best Friends from an overcrowded shelter. Pointers have a noble and classic air about them. Ted does, too. Until his ball rolled off, and then he was absolutely transformed into the class clown.

Ted couldn't quite understand why his favorite ball wasn't where he'd left it. Gravity is funny like that, and the slight hill in his run is just steep enough to make that ball seem to move on its own. Ted honestly seems to take great joy in making a big deal of finding his “lost” ball. Visitors and caregivers report that Ted is very lovable and has a knack for making people laugh.

We love Ted and know that it won’t be long before he is adopted. We might need to pack that ball up and send it along with him.

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