He’s rabid. He’s overwhelmed with excitement, fetching the ball or whatever toy is involved at all costs. It’s a joyous occasion as witnessing the smile on his master’s face is priceless.
At this stage, the dog would go head first for the ball with an oncoming Mack truck traveling through his master’s picturesque suburb town. Fun, dedication, joy — the dog hadn’t yet stopped to fully understand the consequences of what this Mack truck represents.