A rock! Oh no! Pan so wanted to play ball soon!
We had it all worked out... the lines of our playing field, what points we could get, who would be first (me LOL), how many times in a row we could make the same shot, etc. We'd lined up lots of objects, too-- like borrowing @Jim7 's slippers, a glass from @Helen , a shoe box from @Beverly1 's closet, a newspaper from @Newtonian to crawl under, an open book placed pages-down from @EmeraldEyes , a bowl from @Pastor_Ruth ... well, you get the idea! We were gonna test out the MEW Ball Swatting Course before inviting all the Nodders over. We were even going to buy everyone a pair of furry gloves to use as paws. There was going to be special courses for left-pawers---and we even hoped to make MEW Ball Swatting an Olympic event!
We were gonna make @Brudigan one of the umpires, if he didn't mind, and have him pick members for the MEW Coaches & Umpires Association! We planned to make this a universal organization, so we needed MEW Translators and Ambassadors, too.
Drat! A rock will never do! I'm quite glad now that we didn't send your bird friends to retrieve it !!