Hi! I’m Mort, and here’s my report.

Hey friends, do I have a Mort Report for you! This report about a brand new discovery, a way to take my regular game of fetch into the darkness of night. I call it Night Fetch. I think you dogs out there will love this fun dog game I “invented”.

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I’m Mort and this is The Mort Report on Night Fetch.

Why Night Fetch?

Because it’s fall and winter now, at least half of the 24 hours you get are pretty dark. I’m a dog who wants to fetch AS MUCH AS CANINELY POSSIBLE! So having fetch available under the cover of darkness? Priceless!

Night Fetch is facilitated by glowing dog toys, such as a Night Ball. If your humans need to know where to get them, tell them you can find them online. There are several different options, but I’m digging this new glowing ball from Chuck It (affiliate link)that my human recently bought for me on Amazon.

Glow Ball from Chuck It glowing in the grass.

The Glow Ball from Chuck It is great for Mort’s Night Fetch! Durable enough for his insanity, too. So far, after at least 45 minutes of play for us. Do heed the reviews, though…

How to play Mort’s Night Fetch

So how do you do Night Fetch with Night Ball? It’s easy. Find a spot that’s deserted and safe. Sometimes these things don’t come hand in hand, so do choose wisely. You might be able to find a fenced area if you’re a dog who doesn’t run right back to your human, or even just use your back yard if you have one.

1. Turn on the ball or other glowy toy.

Mort and the Glow ball from Chuck It.

Turn on the Glow Ball. That’s the first thing you need to do.

2. Get your human to throw it.

Can you see me? No??

Mort leaping through the air for the Chuck It Glow ball.

I’m right here! And you can see my dog trail because I’m so FAST!!!

3. Fun ensues.

The Night Ball bounces in Mort's game of night fetch with the Chuck It Glow Ball.

Look at that colorful bounce!

Pretty easy, no? WOOF!

Oh yeah, that’s right – if your human doesn’t throw it fast enough because she has a camera in front of her face… bark at her. Just woofin’.

See all my photos here!

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Night Fetch at Night

I get extra excited under the cover of darkness. I’m more excited that I can now play after dark, a time when play didn’t seem possible. Do you play after dark? Do you have special toys for it? Let me know what they are in the comments, because I’m a dog who LOVES ALL THE TOYS!

Mort waiting to go fetch his Glow ball.

Look at me waiting to go fetch the ball as dogdad instructed.

Just remember to play safe at night, dogs. Wear a really reflective collar like I have above, or other things that keep you visible when going out at night. My human is planning to put on my lighted “Tron” vest for some more photos, and so she can see me more in the field. We’re adjusting Night Fetch to make it perfect!

Reflective dog collar keeps your dog safe while walking at night.

I gots this really reflective dog collar – super wide so it’s extra visible for when I’m walking at night, or playing fetch in the dark!

Oh yeah, and don’t forget to follow my new Instagram account, @TheDailyMort! My human made one especially for me (she also posts on the @StylishCanine account too).

About The Mort Report

Sometimes I post a Mort Report on DOGthusiast.com. But I’m also on the Twitterz and Instagramz! Follow me on Twitter for Mort Report snippets all week at @MyMortReport, and @TheDailyMort. I even have a Facebooks but not many friendz! Will you be my friend there?

This Blog Hop is brought to you by Alfie’s Blog, Snoopy’s Dog Blog, and My Brown Newfies.

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.

  • Ok so I had no idea those existed and it’s just pure genius. I know Laika would go crazy for one of those, I’m going to be checking it out for sure. So glad to see Mort discovered a way to keep active after dark; it’s my least favorite part about Winter.

  • How cool! We have a couple of the balls that light up when they bounce, but haven’t tried them out yet.

    • Would love to know how those work out for you guys! We want to try a few more things like this for sure – bounce ones would be neat (and for the photos, too!)

  • Raven

    I play fetch at night too, but I’m usually trying to kill a moth. Looks like you can extend your fun (mischief) time with a night-time illuminated ball.

  • Emma

    The heck with the fetch thing, this game will entertain your humans for hours watching your glowing collar and ball race around the yard! Fun!

  • That looks like fun! I bet my tucker would love it. I’m wondering how sturdy the ball is; Tucker can be pretty hard on his balls.

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

  • That is REALLY cool. We might have to do that- our backyard is pretty big, and now that Daylight Savings Time took an hour of sun away, MN is pretty dark! Thanks for a really cool idea!

  • Cathy C Bennett

    Love that ball. Please share – where did it come from? Harley would loose his ever doodle loving mind playing with that one.

    • Link of where I bought it is above under “Why Night Fetch” :)

      • Cathy C Bennett

        Ordered it the other day – thanks, should be here at the end of the week

  • Talent Hounds

    Woah that’s so cool. Such a smart idea.

  • Tenacious Little Terrier

    Did you make his vest or did you buy one? I’m looking for a reflective one for Mr. N.

    • The one I want to use was purchased – it has LED lights in it, so I want to get the photos with the light trails (reflective doesn’t work well in photos like that). I have made him vests though. For Mr N I would need to sort out a new pattern :) The problem is the stuff I use along the edges (to bind/finish them) is too wide for really small vests, so I need to figure out a different way to edge them or find different water resistant material that can work well with lining and no binding. OK I’m probably getting a bit detailed here :)

  • browndogcbr

    Hi Y’all!

    Wow! Love that ball! Thanks for the report Mort!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  • Those are awesome photos! We just got a Chuck It Light Play disc… I’m thinking it’s perfect for the end of daylight savings time.

  • What a great idea for this time of year! I think Haley would LOVE one of these. Really cool pics too, Jen!